Feb 20, 2024  

Journalism - Journalism and Broadcasting/Journalism Emphasis, A.A.

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Journalism students focus on the study of writing news for the print media. Students learn how to interview insightfully, write accurately and edit for clarity. Courses cover topics such as photography, journalism, broadcasting and advertising. Associate degrees in Journalism and Broadcasting prepare students to transfer to a four-year college or university. After graduating, career opportunities may be found as a reporter, photographer, author, teacher, news commentator, advertising executive or public relations practitioner. Areas of emphasis are also available in broadcasting, speech and public relations.

Program Notes

Notes: This program is designed for students planning to continue their education at a four-year college or university. See University Parallel/Transfer Programs in the general information section of the catalog.

Minimum of 61 Credit Hours

*16-week course offered during two 8-week terms

Course Grouping

*Requires Prerequisite ECON 2123 

Major Courses

(12 Credit Hours)
Journalism and Broadcasting

One Course Chosen From the Following List

General Education Courses

(37 Credit Hours)
Political Science

Social Sciences


  • Humanities Electives 6 Credit Hours

One of the science courses must include a lab component.

  • General Education Biological Science 3-4 Credit Hours
  • General Education Physical Science 3-4 Credit Hours

Life Skills Courses

(1 credit hour)

Support Courses

(11 Credit Hours)

  • Any DMD course 3 Credit Hours
Support Electives

  • Any Courses of the student’s choosing - a modern language is recommended 8 Credit Hours

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 5

  • BIO - Biological Science 3-4 Credit Hours
  • DMD - Digital Media Design 3 Credit Hours

Term 6

Term 7

Term 9

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