Journalism - Associate in Arts

Program/CIP Code: JOUR.AA/24.0101
Credits Required: 60
Division: Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

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.

College Requirement

Course Credit Hours
BLUE 0101 Freshman Seminar 1

All first time degree-seeking students are required to take BLUE-0101, Freshman Seminar.  See exemptions

General Education Requirement

Course Credit Hours
ENG 0101 Composition I* 3
ENG 0102 Composition II* 3
SPCH 0151
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking* or
Interpersonal Communication
MATH 0105 College Algebra** or higher 3-5
JOUR 0175 Introduction to Mass Communications 3
Humanities Elective
(2 Disciplines other than JOUR)
Social Science Elective 6
Natural and Physical Science Elective 4-5
Foreign Language Elective 5
Total General Education Requirements 36-39

Degree Specific Requirements

Course Credit Hours
JOUR 0176 Reporting I 3
JOUR 0277 Production Processes I 3
JOUR 0278 Production Processes II 3
Electives 20-23
Total Journalism Program Requirements 20-22

Total Hours

Total hours to complete Degree 60

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