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Bachelor of Science (BS) or Bachelor of Arts (BA)  

The Audio Engineering Technology (AET) program is designed to study, investigate, and contribute to the art, science, and practical application of audio engineering.  Graduates of the program are prepared to seek careers in the application, installation, manufacturing, operation, and maintenance of audio and music recording, reproduction, processing, and reinforcement systems. Students of the AET program complete the B.S. or B.A. degree with a major in audio engineering technology and a minor in a career related discipline.

By graduation, Audio Engineering Technology students will have:

  • Explored and acquired broad-based knowledge of audio engineering technology and demonstrated proficiency in the application of critical listening and practical audio engineering skills.
  • Applied mathematics, physics, hearing science, and electronic engineering to the identification, analyses, and solving of theoretical and technical audio engineering problems through integrated and reflective learning.
  • Demonstrated organizational leadership skills with an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Formed short- and long-term plans for a career that are reflective of personal and professional ambitions.

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Persistence and Graduation Rates for Freshman Cohort Students Entering as AET Majors
Freshman Cohort Student Count Number Persisted to 2Yr Percent Persisted to 2Yr Number Graduated in 4Yr Percent Graduated in 4Yr Number Graduated in 5Yr Percent Graduated in 5Yr Number Graduated in 6Yr Percent Graduated in 6Yr
2005 18 15 83.33 11 61.11 15 83.33 15 83.33
2006 35 24 68.57 13 37.14 17 48.57 17 48.57
2007 47 33 70.21 21 44.68 27 57.45 27 57.45
2008 74 54 72.97 31 41.89 46 62.16    
2009 73 61 83.56 37 50.68        
2010 107 88 82.24            
2011 114 94 82.46            
2012 101 84 83.17            

Note: The BBA degree is accredited by AACSB International.
The AET program is accredited by the ETAC Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

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