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Journalism - Associate in Arts

Program Code - CIP Code: JOUR.AA/24.0101
Credits Required: 60
Academic Division: Arts, Communications and Humanities

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 performance grants are available to qualified students.  Individuals with experience in journalism may apply directly to the coordinator at 913-288-7237.

Requirements for admission to the program:                                    

  • No requirements for admission to the program.
  • Contact program for program-specific advising.

College Requirement

Course Credit Hours
BLUE 0101 Freshman Seminar 1

General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENGL 0101 Composition I* 3
ENGL 0102 Composition II* 3
SPCH 0151 OR
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking OR
Interpersonal Communication
MATH 0105 College Algebra** or higher 3
  Humanities Elective (2 Disciplines other than LANG) 6
  Social Science Elective (2 Disciplines) 6
  Natural and Physical Science  Elective (Lecture with Lab) 3
  Foreign Language Elective  5
Total Hours for General Education Requirements 33
*See course syllabus for prerequisite.  **Math sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution.  Students should confer with an advisor to determine correct placement.

Journalism Requirements

Course Credit Hours
JOUR 0175 Introduction to Mass Communications 3
JOUR 0176 Reporting   3
JOUR 0277 Production Processes I 2
JOUR 0278 Production Processes II 2
  Electives 16
Total Hours for Journalism Requirements 26
*See course syllabi for Journalism course prerequisites.  

Total Hours

Total Hours for an Associate in Arts in Journalism Degree


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