Associate in Arts in Journalism for Transfer (AA-T)

Division: Language Arts

Students completing the Associate in Arts in Journalism for Transfer will be able to seamlessly transfer into the CSU system to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Journalism. Students completing this degree will have an introductory foundation for the field of Journalism through the study of mass communication; reporting, writing, and editing; multimedia journalism including podcasting and videography; and workplace skills and leadership. Students will acquire skills and abilities in a variety of communication media.

Program Outcomes

  • Articulate the power and effect of mass media on culture and society.
  • Create quality journalism that reflects professional standards.
  • Understand and apply concepts of critical thinking, effective leadership, hierarchy, and basic media ethics and law.

Transfer & Career Opportunities

This Associate in Arts in Journalism for Transfer (AA-T) degree is intended to meet the lower division requirements for Journalism for all CSU campuses. Students planning to transfer to institutions other than the CSU are encouraged to consult and a COS counselor for program planning and course selection. Most common career opportunities with a baccalaureate degree include media publishing, public relations firms, advertising firms, and non-profit agencies. It is also appropriate for those seeking jobs requiring photography or computer skills and for those interested in law, criminal justice, graphic arts and web page design. Language skills are heavily emphasized.

General Education (37-39 Units)37-39
Select one of the following General Education patterns:
California State University General Education (CSU-GE) *
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU) **
Required Courses (14.5 Units)14.5
Writing for New Media
Mass Communication *
Media Practicum I
Media Practicum II
Restricted Electives (6-7 Units)6-7
Select two of the following courses:
Argumentation and Debate *
Principles of Microeconomics *
Principles of Macroeconomics
Logic and Composition *
Intro to Digital Photography
Introduction to Statistics *
Statistics - Social Sciences
Introductory Logic *
Critical Thinking *
Federal, State and Local Govt *
Comparative Politics *
Electives (4.5-11.5 Units)4.5-11.5
Select additional transferable courses numbered 1-199 to achieve 60 units.

Course(s) meets General Education requirement and 6-9 units may be double counted above in 1A (CSU GE).


3-9 units may be double counted above in 1B (IGETC-CSU). IGETC-CSU requires completion of IGETC AREA 1C.

The Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer requirements include completion of the 60 unit program defined above with at least 12 units taken in residence at College of the Sequoias with a "C" (2.0) average and a "C" or better grade in all required major and unrestricted electives courses (see Transfer Information and Requirements for additional details).