Also called the Journalism AA-T Degree, prepares students to transfer to CSU campuses that offer bachelor’s degrees in Journalism or Communications. Ed Code Section 66746-66749 states that students earning the Journalism AA-T Degree will be granted priority for admission as Journalism or Communications major to a local CSU, as determined by the CSU campus to which the student applies. This degree requires students to complete 60 CSU transferable units including completion of CSU GE or IGETC and 18 units in the major with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. Title 5 requires that students earn a grade of “C” or better in all major course-work. There are no additional graduation requirements. Journalism relates to print, broadcast, visual and multimedia reporting as well as public relations. This degree is designed for students who want to develop skills in communication and reporting for today’s media or working in the public relations field. The Journalism AA-T Degree requires a total of 18-20 units of required courses and restricted electives as listed below.

Required Core (9 Units) Units
JOUR 101 F   Reporting and Writing 3
JOUR 110 F Mass Media Survey 3
JOUR 222 F Introduction to News Media Production OR
JOUR 132 F Introduction to Magazine Production  OR
JOUR 271 F Introduction to Spanish-Language Reporting 3
List A (Select 3 units) Units
JOUR 210 F Multimedia Reporting 3
JOUR 102 F   Advanced Reporting and Writing 3
JOUR 140 F Public Relations/Publicity 3
JOUR 219 F Photojournalism 3
JOUR 133 F Beginning Magazine Production 3
JOUR 223 F Beginning News Media Production 3
JOUR 272 F Beginning Spanish-Language Reporting 3
List B (Select 6-8 units) Units
PHOT 111 F Introduction to Photography from Analog to Digital 3
MATH 120 F   Introductory Probability and Statistics 4
MATH 120 HF  Honors Introductory Probability and Statistics 4
PSY 161 F Elementary Statistics for Behavioral Science 3
PSY 161 HF Honors Elementary Statistics for Behavioral Science 3
or 3
SOSC 120 F Introduction to Probability and Statistics 4
ECON 101 F Principles of Economics-Micro 3
ECON 101 HF Honors Principles of Economics-Micro  3
ECON 102 F Principles of Economics-Macro 3
POSC 100 American Government 3
POSC 100 HF  Honors American Government 3
POSC 215 F  Comparative Politics 3
ENGL 103 F Critical Reasoning and Writing 4
ENGL 103 HF Honors Critical Reasoning and Writing 4
PHIL 170 F Logic and Critical Thinking
PHIL 172 F Critical Thinking and Writing 3
SPCH 135 F Essentials of Argumentation 4
Total Units 18-20