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2023-2024 Online Catalog 
2023-2024 Online Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Journalism and Public Relations, A.A.

Program Description

Option offered through Communications

This program is designed for transfer to a bachelor’s degree-granting institution. Coursework includes the practice of news writing and reporting for feature articles for various publications and the theory and practice of public relations including strategic planning, event planning, and promotions. Skills obtained include the ability to write and design for various publications. Students in this program can serve as the writers, editors, designers, and photographers for the College’s newspaper, The Scroll, and the College’s literary magazine, The Sheaf.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Discuss current social and political issues and events, both orally and in writing;
  • Explain the effective creative practices in the areas of planning, writing, design, and photography;
  • Communicate visually, orally, and in writing, the various components in print and digital production;
  • Apply knowledge to identify, evaluate, and disseminate topics that are related to the fields of journalism and public relations by using a variety of information literacy techniques;
  • Demonstrate proficiency with current productivity software applicable to the field of journalism and public relations;
  • Evaluate the various issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of Journalism and Public Relations. 

Other Communications Degrees Include:

  • Communications
  • Media

After Union College

Graduates can transfer to a four-year degree program and are eligible to take advantage of the many transfer/articulation agreements Union College has with some of the top four-year colleges and universities in the country. See a transfer advisor for details.

Recommended Sequence

Milestone Courses

The milestones (in bold) identify critical courses for timely progress and the semester in which the course should be completed for on-time graduation.  Milestone course grades < 2.0 should be discussed with an advisor.

Career and Transfer Information