Jul 19, 2019  
2019-2020 Online Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Online 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 and analyze current social and political issues and events, both orally and in writing;
  • Demonstrate diverse proficiency with current productivity software and apply them to the field of journalism and public relations;
  • Demonstrate visually, orally, and in writing, and understanding of the various components in print and digital production;
  • Demonstrate effective creative practices in the areas of planning, writing, design, and photography;
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of how 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.

Other Communications Degrees Include:

  • Communications
  • Media

After Union County College


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

Recommended Sequence


First Year


Semester Total: 14

Semester Total: 16

Second Year


Semester Total: 15

Spring Semester


Semester Total: 15

Total Program Credits: 60


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