Where does my path start?
You will complete an Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) at Shoreline.
Use the AA -DTA Degree Planning Guide, with this sheet, to understand the requirements for graduation.
Once you complete your Shoreline degree, you can transfer to a four-year school to earn a bachelor of arts in journalism or communications. Journalism is also an excellent major for graduate studies in humanities, social sciences, business, law, and education.
Where can I go for help?
Journalism Faculty Advisors
206-546-4796 firstname.lastname@example.org Rm 5321
206-546-5877 email@example.com Rm 9101
206-546-4795 firstname.lastname@example.org Rm 5320
General Academic Advising
FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229
International Student Academic Advising
9000 Building, Rm. 9302
Where can I transfer and what does my chosen four-year school require?
Before choosing classes, become familiar with the four-year program where you want to apply: visit the website, email the department, and/or speak with a Shoreline advisor. Below are examples from Washington schools with different admissions and graduation requirements. Check with the school for world language requirements. (Non-native speakers of English are often exempt from this requirement.)
What courses should I take?
This unofficial guide is intended to support you as you prepare for your major. Please consult with an advisor and your chosen four-year school(s), as program and admissions requirements vary and may change without notice.
General Education - 20 Credits
Courses used in General Education (Gen Ed) Core may not be used for distribution.
Communication (10 Credits)
Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)
Choose one of the following classes:
MATH& 107 , MATH 111 , MATH& 141 , MATH& 142 , MATH& 146 , MATH& 148 , MATH& 151 , MATH& 152 , MATH& 163 , MATH 207 , MATH 208 , MATH 211 , MATH& 264 , PHIL& 120
* Students planning to transfer to the University of Washington must consult Math Advising, email@example.com.
Distribution Requirements - 45 Credits
Humanities (15 Credits)
Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Art and Drama) in Humanities . Maximum of 5 credits allowed in Performance/Skills courses. No more than 5 credits in a world language at the 100 level. Recommended: World language if required for university admission or graduation.
Natural Sciences (15 Credits)
Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g.Biology and Physics) in Natural Sciences . At least 10 credits required in Physical, Earth, and/or Biological Sciences, including at least 5 credits of lab science. Maximum 5 credits from Other Science courses.
Social Sciences (15 Credits)
Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Psychology and History) in Social Sciences . Recommended: Economics, history, and political science courses.
What is Journalism?
Journalism is the investigation and reporting of news. Many people believe that journalists’ most important task is to monitor powerful institutions and expose injustices. However, journalists report on any number of topics, including natural disasters, war, political campaigns, court cases, economic trends, scientific breakthroughs and sports. They may also write political opinions or review movies, restaurants and vacation spots. Their work is aired in several forms, from blogs on the Internet to documentaries on TV. Journalism programs in the U.S. often include Basic Reporting, Advanced Reporting, Feature Writing, Mass Media and Society, Law and Ethics, and Internships.
Contemporary issues in Journalism: The 24/7 news cycle, anonymous sources, ethics, celebrity news, the future of print media and newspapers, diversity in the newsroom, privacy, concentrated ownership, the ethnic press, and the Freedom of Information Act.
What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism?
Graduates of Journalism programs go on to work as reporters, editors, videographers, photo-journalists, documentary filmmakers, speech-writers, public-relations specialists, bloggers, grant-writers, researchers, social-media managers, authors of nonfiction books, private investigators and assorted other professions. The skills learned involve gathering and analyzing information, and then presenting it in a clear, fair, engaging manner to an audience. These skills can be applied to almost any field.
Potential employers include: newspapers, magazines, TV networks and stations, radio stations, news sites, search-engine news sites, online newsletters, news agencies, public-relations firms, government agencies, colleges and universities, non-profit organizations, private investigation firms and public advocacy groups. For more information, please visit http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.
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