Journalism Degree

CLICK HERE TO READ THE JOURNALISM DEGREE INFORMATION PAGE FROM PALOMAR’S CATALOG. (The page is in PDF format.)

Contact the Communications Department for further information: (760) 744-1150, ext. 2440; Office: Q-8. For transfer information, consult a Palomar College Counselor.

Journalism AA degree or Certificate of Achievement

Program Requirements Units

  • JOUR 101 News Writing and Reporting (3 units)
  • JOUR 105 Newspaper Production (3 units)
  • JOUR 205 Advanced Newspaper Production (3 units)
  • JOUR 210 Advanced Newswriting and Reporting (3 units)
  • JOUR 215 or Newspaper Editing (3 units)
  • JOUR 120 Magazine Journalism (3 units)
  • JOUR 110L Journalism Laboratory (1 or 2 units)
  • COMM 100 or Mass Media in America (3 units)
  • COMM 105 Race, Gender and Media Effects (3 units)
  • ENG 100 English Composition (4 units)
  • GCIP 149 Page Layout and Design I (4 units)
  • POSC 101 Intro Politics/American Political Institutions (3 unit)
  • POSC 102 Intro to U.S. and California Governments (3 unit)
  • PSYC 100 or Intro to Psychology (3 units)
  • SOC 100 Intro to Sociology (3 units)

TOTAL UNITS: 36 – 37

Recommended Electives: JOUR/PHOT 140, JOUR 103, JOUR 295, COMM 104

Note: JOUR 105, 205, 210, and 215 may not be taken concurrently.