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    Jun 13, 2024  
MCCC College Catalog 2024-2025 
    
MCCC College Catalog 2024-2025

Journalism/Communications Transfer Pathway


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This pathway is designed to provide the first two years of study for students who intend to continue their education in the diverse and rapidly changing news media field. Students who are interested in related fields, such as marketing, public relations, broadcast media and graphic arts, can add electives in those areas, preparing them for transfer to universities that offer journalism degrees with minors in their specialization, or vice versa. Courses involve extensive hands-on experience with student media outlets, including The Agora, www.mcccagora.com, Rewind 94.3 radio and Monroe Public Access Cable TV (MPACT). Career opportunities include: online and other new media, newspapers and magazines, TV and radio news and production, and public relations and marketing.

Recommended Courses


1st Semester


13 credits


15 credits


3rd Semester


16 credits


4th Semester


  • Credit Hours: 3
  • CIS 187   - Digital Video Editing Credit Hours: 3
  • Humanities Elective Credit Hours: 3 3
  • Social Science Elective Credit Hours: 3 5
  • Other Elective Credit Hours: 3-4 6

15-16 credits


Total = Min. 60 Credits


1 Also may take MATH 151 - Intermediate Algebra , MATH 154 - Mathematics Explorations , MATH 159 - Trigonometry and Analytical Geometry , MATH 164 - Precalculus  or higher.

2 Choose from BIOL 151 - Biological Sciences I  or BIOL 156 - Introduction to Environmental Science , CHEM 150 - Fundamental Principles of Chemistry  or CHEM 151 - General College Chemistry I , ESC 151 , PHY 101 - Technical Physics , PHY 151 - General Physics I , PHY 251 - Engineering Physics I , PHYSC 151 - Physical Science .

3 Choose from C5 Human Experience Competency courses. Some recommended courses include: HUMAN 250 - Visual Media Literacy , PHIL 152 - Intro to Western Philosophy  or PHIL 253 - Intro to the Philosophy of Religion , SPCH 151 - Communication Fundamentals /SPCH 152 - Public Speaking , SOC 151 - Principles of Sociology /SOC 251 - Modern Social Problems .

4 Choose from CIS 109 - Spreadsheet Software  , CIS 112 - Database Software  , CIS 150 - Computer Science I  , CIS 178 - Design Concepts  ,  CIS 182 - Illustrator Graphics , CIS 184 - PhotoShop Graphics , CIS 186 - Multimedia Development , CIS 188 - InDesign Desktop Publishing .

5 Any Social Science elective. Some recommended courses include: ANTHR 152 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology /ANTHR 155 - Introduction to Archaeology , POLSC 211 - Introduction to Comparative Politics /POLSC 221 - State and Local Government , PSYCH 151 - General Psychology .

6 Some recommended courses, if not already taken, include: ART 155 - Art Appreciation , ECON 251 - Principles of Macroeconomics /ECON 252 - Principles of Microeconomics , MATH 154 - Mathematics Explorations , BIOL 151 - Biological Sciences I .

Transfer Information:

Transfer Institutions may require different courses for this transfer program. Students should tailor their MCCC program as closely as possible to the requirements at their four-year school of choice. Meet with an Enrollment Services representative for more information.

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