Students majoring in journalism receive a broad general-education background that, while preparing them for transfer to a four-year college in a variety of fields, also develops their writing skills.
Journalism students typically take three courses in the major, including an externship that involves working at a professional newspaper, radio station, or other enterprise, where they can learn the basics of career writing.
Graduates of the program will be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to analyze and evaluate key journalism media & ethical theories.
- Analyze journalism and media by applying appropriate theories.
- Create, edit, and layout clear, concise, and newsworthy documents, using journalistic and Associated Press Style.
- Demonstrate the ability to use and interact with electronic media tools.
Students must demonstrate Algebra I competency before taking courses in the major. Algebra I competency may be verified with a passing score on the College’s placement test or by completing the appropriate class. Students must also have a grade of “C” or better in one year of high school laboratory science.