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    San Antonio College
  Oct 20, 2020
San Antonio College Schedule/Catalog 2015-2016 
San Antonio College Schedule/Catalog 2015-2016 [Archived Catalog]

Associate of Arts, concentration in Journalism

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The Journalism Program combines theoretical understanding of the role of journalism in a free society and extensive hands-on training to prepare students for success in rapidly changing fields in mass media.  Coursework and student media allow students to gain experience and build portfolios.  A degree in journalism provides the foundation for jobs in newspaper, radio, television, magazines, Internet publications, photojournalism, documentary, filmmaking, public relations and advertising.  Journalism skills prepare students for success in many additional fields, such as law, business, entertainment and public policy.

The Field of Study curriculum in the Associate of Arts with a concentration in Journalism degree, as listed in the additional requirements, has been approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Some four-year institutions may not accept all courses in the major field of study as part of their Baccalaureate Degree Program.  Students should check with the Department of Media Communications or the four-year institution to which they plan to transfer for information.

Students may earn the Associate of Arts with a concentration in Journalism by completing the degree requirements listed below or may earn the Associate of Arts-Transfer Curriculum degree by completing the entire two years of any Journalism curriculum identified in a current 2+2 transfer agreement with a senior institution.

SAC Outcomes and Competencies  

Core Curriculum Requirements (Core Curriculum Code)

Degree Requirements (Total Credit Hours 60)

Communication (10) Core (6 credit hours)

Mathematics (20) Core (3 credit hours)

Life and Physical Sciences (30) Core (6 credit hours)

Language, Philosophy & Culture (40) Core (3 credit hours)

Creative Arts (50) Core (3 credit hours)

American History (60) Core (6 credit hours)

Government/Political Science (70) Core (6 credit hours)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (80) Core (3 credit hours)

Additional Communication (90) Core (3 credit hours)

Additional Language, Philosophy and Culture (90) Core (3 credit hours)

Additional Requirements (18 credit hours)


A course may be used only once to fulfill degree requirements.

The student is encouraged to carefully examine requirements at the transfer institution.  Requirements vary from institution to institution and can change from one year to the next.

Program CIP: 09.0401

Major Code: JOUR

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