What will I learn?

A partnership between Lawrence Tech and the Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts makes it possible for you to earn your associate degree by combining the practical knowledge you acquire at Specs Howard, with courses from LTU’s core liberal arts curriculum and several communication courses – credits that can also be transferred to LTU’s BS in Media Communication.

After you successfully complete the eight-month curriculum at Specs Howard, you are eligible to transfer 24 credits toward the 60 credit hours required for the AARTB. If you complete Specs Howard’s 12-month curriculum, you can transfer an additional three credit hours. This program is offered exclusively to students who have completed either the 8-month or 12-month curriculum at Specs Howard and is not open for general admission.

Why LTU?

LTU’s core curriculum provides an interactive engagement with writing, speaking, literature, history, philosophy, mathematics, science and the arts
Through broad intellectual experience and analysis, you’ll practice the problem solving necessary for today’s world
You’ll develop specialized communication skills through courses such as Writing for Electronic and Print Media, and Introduction to Rhetoric, as well as high level oral communication skills
You will gain a thorough understanding of rhetorical and ethical considerations that play a key role in broadcasting and news presentations
Graduate with the capabilities needed for a successful career in radio and TV.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (60 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$35,430.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected October 2021

Start date

10 January 2022


College of Arts and Sciences

21000 West Ten Mile Road,



48075, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed a high school.

For international students

Students must have high school equivalent. All international students are required to take the TOEFL or IELTS as proof of English proficiency. We require a minimum score of 45 on the internet based TOEFL, or a 5.5 on the IELTS for undergraduate students.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.