Nov 29, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graphic and Printing Science


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Accredited by ACCGC

Program Educational Objectives: Our graduates are expected within a few years of graduation to attain the following in the areas of career growth, professional development, innovation, and service:

  1. Career Growth: as measured by metrics such as achieving proficiency in current position, increasing responsibility, diversity of job functions, recognition, progression and/or job advancement.
  2. Professional Development: as measured by metrics such as pursuing additional educational activities, professional certifications, leadership effectiveness, staying current with evolving technologies and/or demonstrating initiative.
  3. Service: as measured by metrics such as involvement in their communities, professional societies, and/or humanitarian endeavors.
  4. Innovation and entrepreneurship: as measured by metrics such as the development of new processes, devices, methods, patents, and/or founding a business.


Requirements

  1. Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Graphic and Printing Science must satisfy all of the requirements of 124 hours and select one of the three emphasis areas (Business, multimedia or packaging). This includes 50 hours in Graphic and Printing Science core, 37 hours in a selected area of emphasis and WMU Essential Studies Program requirements.
  2. The requirement of departmental prefixed prerequisite will not be fulfilled with a grade less than “C”. Requests for exceptions to this policy must follow the departmental appeal policy (available in the department office). If an exception is granted, the policy requires that the less than “C” grade be replaced within two regular semesters.
  3. No more than two grades of “D” or “DC” can be presented for graduation.
  4. No minor required.


Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement

Students who have chosen the Graphic and Printing Science major will satisfy the Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement by successfully completing GPS 4850: Research Design.

Graphic and Printing Science Core (50 hours)


Cognates: WMU Essential Studies Program Requirements


Students who have chosen the Graphic and Printing Science curriculum will satisfy the WMU Essential Studies Program Requirements as outlined within the course listings below. To satisfy these requirements students take courses in twelve (12) categories. Six (6) of the courses are designated within the program requirements and six (6) are free electives which students choose from a list of courses in the corresponding course category. Students will meet the planetary sustainability outcome in GPS 4850: Research Design and must select a course that satisfies the Diversity and Inclusion outcome when choosing a course in the other six (6) categories.

 

  • WMU Essential Studies Level 1: Foundations – Inquiry and Engagement Category Course Elective   Credit: 3 hours
  • WMU Essential Studies Level 2: Exploration and Discovery – Artistic Theory and Practice Category Course Elective   Credit: 3 hours
  • WMU Essential Studies Level 2: Exploration and Discovery – Societies and Cultures Category Course Elective   Credit: 3 hours
  • WMU Essential Studies Level 2: Exploration and Discovery – World Language and Culture Category Course Elective   Credit: 3 hours
  • WMU Essential Studies Level 2: Exploration and Discovery – Personal Wellness Category Course Elective   Credit: 3 hours
  • WMU Essential Studies Level 3: Connections – Global Perspectives Category Course Elective   Credit: 3 hours

AND


  • Credits: 3 hours
  • (Satisfies WMU Essential Studies Level 1: Foundations – Oral and Digital Communication Category)

  • AND

  • WMU Essential Studies Level 2: Exploration and Discovery – Science and Technology Category Course Elective   Credits: 3 hours

  • OR

  • Credits: 3 hours
  • (Satisfies WMU Essential Studies Level 2: Exploration and Discovery – Science and Technology Category)

  • AND

  • WMU Essential Studies Level 1: Foundations – Quantitative Literacy Category Course Elective Credits: 3 hours

Cognates: Areas of Emphasis


Emphasis in Business (37 hours minimum)


Emphasis in Multimedia (37 hours minimum)


Emphasis in Packaging (37 hours minimum)


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