Program Overview

The Associate in Arts in Journalism for Transfer (AA-T) degree is designed to prepare students for a seamless transfer into the CSU system to complete a baccalaureate degree in Journalism or a similar major. Students completing an AA-T degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept the AA-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular campus or university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a Skyline College counselor for further information on university admissions and transfer requirements.

A grade of "C" or better, or "Pass" if the course is taken on a Pass/No Pass basis, is required for each course applied to the major. Major course requirements may also be applied to meet general education requirements.

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses Units
JOUR 110 Mass Media and Society 3 units
JOUR 120 Writing and Reporting for the Media 3 units
JOUR 320 Beginning Newspaper Staff 3 units
List A - Select one course from the following: Units
JOUR 121 Advanced Writing and Reporting for the Media 3 units
JOUR 330 Intermediate Newspaper Staff 3 units
List B - Select two courses from the following: Units
ART 351 Black and White Photography I 3 units
COMM 127 Argumentation and Debate 3 units
ECON 100 Principles of Macro Economics 3 units
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics 3 units
ENGL 165 Critical Thinking and Advanced Composition 3 units
MATH 200 Elementary Probability & Statistics 4 units
PHIL 200 Introduction to Logic 3 units
PLSC 115 Comparative Government 3 units
PLSC 210 American Politics 3 units
Total Required Major Units: 18 - 19

General Education - certified completion of one of the following:

  • California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth),
  • OR
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC/CSU) pattern

Elective courses: If applicable, additional courses to meet the minimum 60 CSU transferable units requirement.

A total of 6-9 major course units may be double counted to apply to meet general education requirements. This degree does not require the Skyline Associate Degree Requirements.

Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Requirements for more information.