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Journalism (AAJOUR)

Associate in Arts Degree


This program prepares students to transfer to a four-year institution and major in journalism. Three specialty courses provide a solid background in journalism-related content. Students in the program will gain invaluable experience in areas of a career in journalism.

Contact Information

Humanities, Social & Behav Sci
English/Writing Dept
David Waskin


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Major/Area Requirements
Class Title Minimum Credits
COM 130 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
JRN 111 Introduction to Journalism 3
JRN 216 News Writing and Reporting 3
JRN 217 Feature Writing 3
JRN 220 Journalism for the Web 3
Complete 6 additional credit hours from COM, GDT, INP, PHO, PLS or VID. 6
Select electives to reach minimum of 60 credit hours. 8
Total 29
General Education Requirements
Class Title Minimum Credits
ENG 111 Composition I 4
ENG 226 Composition II 3
COM 101 Fundamentals of Speaking 3
Elective(s) Math 3 - 4
Elective(s)* Natural Sciences 3 - 4
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 6
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 6
Elective(s) Computer and Information Literacy 3
Total 31 - 33
Total Credits Required
60 - 62


*Transfer students should select a lab-based, MACRAO-approved science course.

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