Degrees & Certificates
The Associate in Arts in Journalism for Transfer is based on the Transfer Model Curriculum for Journalism. Upon successful completion of the program requirements, students will have guaranteed admission to some California State University (CSU) campuses. The Associate in Arts in Journalism for Transfer provides students with a broad understanding of the principles, roles, techniques, and effects of media in society as well as experience in the application of these principles to the student media. The broad-based focus of the program serves to hone and refine students’ reading, writing, speaking, cultural literacy, and critical thinking skills, enabling them to succeed in an academic environment or in the workplace and providing specific hands-on skills.
- Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer
to the California State University, including both of the following:
- The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or CA State University General Education - Breadth Requirements.
- A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
- Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT’s) also require that students must earn a "C " (or "P'') or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.
The information on the Labor Market Index web site indicates that three areas, Editors, Reporters and Correspondents, and Writers and Authors, are especially well-served by a Mass Communications degree. In recent years, social media and online media have provided career opportunities for many Mass Communications graduates.
|MSCM 1 (Introduction to Reporting and Newswriting)||3|
|MSCM 5 (Introduction to Mass Communications)||3|
|MSCM 16A (Express College Newspaper A)||3|
|MSCM 7 (Introduction to Public Relations)||3|
|MSCM 16B (Express College Newspaper B)||3|
|MSCM 35 (Multimedia Reporting)||3|
|MSCM 72 (Introduction to Photojournalism)|
|or PHTO 72 (Introduction to Photojournalism)||3|
|ECON 1 (Principles of Microeconomics)|
|or ECON 2 (Principles of Macroeconomics)||3|
|ENG 1A (Critical Reading and Composition)||3|
|ENG 7 (Critical Thinking and Writing Across Disciplines)||3|
|MATH 40 (Statistics and Probability)||4|
|MSCM 31 (Introduction to Media)||3|
|PHIL 2 (Ethics)||3|
|PHIL 6 (Introduction to Logic)||3|
|SOC 1 (Principles of Sociology)||3|
|Total Units in the Major||18 - 19|
|Additional General Education and Elective Units||41 - 42|
See the Las Positas College California State University General Education-Breadth or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (for CSU) patterns for a listing of areas and courses. Double counting courses in GE and the major is permissible. The number of units that may be double counted will depend on the entry point to the degree program and the optional course(s) taken. Elective units are CSU transferable. Consult with an adviser or a counselor to plan the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.