Journalism - Associate in Arts


This degree is intended as a two-year program for students planning to complete a bachelor's degree in journalism or a related field. If the program is completed as directed, the General Education courses will transfer to all Kansas Regents universities as a block.

A limited number of talent grants are available to qualified students. Individuals with experience in journalism should apply directly to the coordinator at 913-288-7237.

Since the transferability of courses will vary depending on the specific four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that if students are intending to transfer to a four-year institution, they must consult with the transfer institution and with their respective KCKCC advisor before enrolling in order to determine the transferability of their courses. It is the student's responsibility to follow the transfer requirements established by his/her transfer institution.

Contacts



Dr. Cherilee Walker - Dean of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Bryan Whitehead - Coordinator

General Education Requirements

College Requirement - All first time degree-seeking students who score 73 or above on the COMPASS reading exam are required to take HUDV0100, First Year Experience. All degree-seeking students who score below 73 on the COMPASS reading exam will take HUDV0101, Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning. See exemptions

Course Number
Course Title
Hours
HUDV Requirement:
HUDV0100 First Year Experience or
1
HUDV0101 Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning
2
Total
1-2
Basic Skill Requirements:
ENGL0101 Composition I
3
ENGL0102 Composition II*
3
SPCH0151 Public Speaking or
SPCH0201 Interpersonal Communication
3
Total
9
Mathematics Requirement:
MATH0105 College Algebra or higher
3
#College Algebra and/or Statistics will be required of transfer students where University curriculum requires it.
Total
3
Humanities Requirements: (9 credit hours from at least 2 different disciplines: Art, History, Literature, Music##, Philosophy, Theatre##):
JOUR0175 Introduction to Mass Communication
3
Humanities Core Elective
3
Humanities Core Elective
3
Total
9
##Performance courses are excluded.
Social and Behavioral Science Requirements: (6 credit hours from at least 2 disciplines including: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology):
Social Science Core Elective
3
Social Science Core Elective
3
Total
6
5 hours of Natural and Physical Science: (lecture with lab; 4-5 credit hours from Biology, Chemistry, and Physical Science):
Natural and Physical Science Core Elective
4-5
Total
4-5
Foreign Language:
LANG Foreign Language Core Elective
5
Total
5
Total General Education Requirements
37-41
Technical Requirements (21-22 additional credits):
JOUR0176 Reporting
3
JOUR0277 Production Processes I
2
JOUR0278 Production Processes II
2
Elective (additional credit hours as necessary to equal a 60-hour degree)
Total
12-16
Total hours required for an Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences in Journalism Degree:
60
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