Explore Academic Programs - Journalism


An Associate of Arts degree in journalism/communications will provide a foundation for students interested in pursuing a four-year journalism or mass communications degree. Journalism studies will equip you with the ability to investigate, ask questions and synthesize information into stories for print or electronic media. Regardless of the medium, the principles of communication are the same.


Careers, Potential Earnings & Market Growth Rates

Career Title: Public Relations Specialist*

Potential Earnings: $56,770 annually
Market Growth Rate: Average, 5 - 8 %
 

Reporter or Correspondent*

Potential Earnings: $36,360 annually
Market Growth Rate: Declining, -2 % or lower
 

Marketing Manager*

Potential Earnings: $128,750 annually
Market Growth Rate: Faster than average,  9 - 13 %
 

Technical Writer*

Potential Earnings: $70,240 annually
Market Growth Rate: Faster than average, 9-13 %

 

* Requires bachelors degree or more


Degrees and Certificates

The Associate of Arts degree in journalism/communications consists of 60 credit hours of coursework including 42 hours of core curriculum requirements and 18 hours of lower-level journalism coursework.

Delivery Mode

Associate of Arts

Journalism/Communications

60 credit hours, four semesters full time

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