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Associate in Arts Transfer Degree Journalism 18-19 Units

The Associate in Arts Transfer Degree in Journalism is for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing the AA-T in Journalism are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that accepts the degree will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not a part of the CSU system or for students who do not intend to transfer. Some courses in the major satisfy both major and CSU GE/IGETC GE requirements; however, the units are only counted once toward the 60-unit requirement for an Associate in Arts Degree. Some variations of requirements may exist at some four-year colleges, so students who intend to transfer should refer to the catalog of the prospective transfer college and talk to a counselor.

Required core courses (9 units):

3 units JRNAL-120 Newswriting and Reporting

3 units JRNAL-130 Mass Communication

3 units JRNAL-122 News Production: Beginning I

Plus 3 units from List A:

3 units JRNAL-123 News Production: Beginning II

3 units JRNAL-158 Photojournalism: Beginning I

Plus 6 units from List B:

4 units MATH-164 Introduction to Probability and Statistics

3 units ECON-220 Introduction to Macroeconomics Principles

or

3 units ECON-221 Introduction to Microeconomics Principles

3 units POLSC-125 Government of the United States

3 units POLSC-130 Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics

3 units ENGL-001C Critical Thinking and Advanced Composition

3 units SPCH-121I Critical Thinking & Persuasion (IGETC)

Associate in Arts Degree Journalism 27 Units

An Associate in Arts Degree may be earned by completing a minimum of 60 units of degree credit coursework, including the major requirements and breadth requirements, with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Students must complete all courses for the major with a grade of C or better.

Required courses, with suggested sequence:

1st semester

1 unit JRNAL-110A News Practice Laboratory: Beginning I

3 units JRNAL-120 Newswriting and Reporting

3 units JRNAL-122 News Production: Beginning I

2nd semester

1 unit JRNAL-110B News Practice Laboratory: Beginning II

3 units JRNAL-123 News Production: Beginning II

3 units JRNAL-130 Mass Communication

3rd semester

1 unit JRNAL-110CNews Practice Laboratory: Intermediate I

3 units JRNAL-161 Newspaper Design & Layout

3 units JRNAL-222 News Production: Intermediate I

4th semester

1 unit JRNAL-110DNews Practice Laboratory: Intermediate II

2 units JRNAL-124 Sports Writing

3 units JRNAL-223 News Production: Intermediate II

Certificate of Achievement Journalism 27 Units

A certificate of achievement may be earned by completing all the courses required for this major with a grade of C or better.

Required courses, with suggested sequence:

1st semester

1 unit JRNAL-110A News Practice Laboratory: Beginning I

3 units JRNAL-120 Newswriting and Reporting

3 units JRNAL-122 News Production: Beginning I

2nd semester

1 unit JRNAL-110B News Practice Laboratory: Beginning II

3 units JRNAL-123 News Production: Beginning II

3 units JRNAL-130 Mass Communication

3rd semester

1 unit JRNAL-110CNews Practice Laboratory: Intermediate I

3 units JRNAL-161 Newspaper Design & Layout

3 units JRNAL-222 News Production: Intermediate I

4th semester

1 unit JRNAL-110DNews Practice Laboratory: Intermediate II

2 units JRNAL-124 Sports Writing

3 units JRNAL-223 News Production: Intermediate II