Aug 18, 2022  
2020-2021 Online Catalog 
2020-2021 Online Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Journalism and Public Relations, CT.

Program Description

This program is designed as a foundation for Associate Degree study in Journalism and Public Relations, as well as an option for students who wish to enter the workforce in a shorter time than a traditional degree program takes to finish. 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 writers, editors, designers, and photographers in print and digital media fields.

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

  • Analyze current social and political issues and events, both orally and in writing;
  • Articulate visually, orally, and in writing, the various components of print and digital production; 
  • Demonstrate an advanced grasp of writing processes and techniques related to news reporting;
  • Demonstrate the skills needed to evaluate and disseminate topics related to the field of public relations. 

After Union County College

Graduates can work in the fields of journalism and/or public relations, or continue study in the field. They may also pursue a broader Communications degree here at Union County College. 

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