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Associate Degree in Journalism

Delaware County Community College (DCCC)
Associate's degree
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Program description

Associate Degree in Journalism

The Communication Arts major at Delaware County Community College blends the theoretical with the practical by providing students with a foundation in the study of human communication that prepares them to continue academic study in the field. In particular, students select specialized programs and related electives by choosing one of three degree program options: Communication Studies, Journalism, or Theatre. When selecting a Communication Arts program option, including courses and electives, the student should consult four-year transfer institution requirements.

The Journalism option is designed for students who wish to continue academic study in journalism, public relations, and/or mass communication. Students contemplating a career in print media, electronic media, photojournalism, or public relations should select this program.

Program content

First Semester

  • English Composition I
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • American History I
  • American History II
  • World Civilizations I
  • World Civilizations II
  • Modern College Mathematics
  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • College Algebra
  • Precalculus
  • Calculus I


  • Humanities Elective (foreign language recommended)

Second Semester

  • English Composition II: Writing About Literature
  • Fundamentals of Journalism I
  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Introduction to Computer Science


  • Any PSY or SOC course
  • Humanities Elective (foreign language recommended)

Third Semester

  • Fundamentals of Journalism II
  • Introduction to Mass Communication


  • Humanities Elective
  • Program Option Elective
  • Any transferable Scientific Inquiry designated science course

Fourth Semester


  • Program Option Electives
  • Humanities Elective
  • Science or Mathematics Elective
  • Social Science Elective
  • Open Elective

Scholarships & funding

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Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Apply basic theories and principles of human communication.
  • Explain the general theory and practices of mass communication, including media forms.
  • Gather, evaluate, synthesize and accurately present and attribute content (text, images, video or sound) from a variety of sources, according to industry standards.
  • Explain and adhere to important legal and ethical guidelines followed by journalists and public relations practitioners.

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About this institute

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Delaware County Community College (DCCC)

Delaware County Community College (DCCC) is a public two-year college in Media, Pennsylvania, with a current enrollment of 12,500 students (including 200 international students from over 50 countries). Offering over 40 degree programs, students can complete a two-year associate degree...

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Contact info

Delaware County Community College (DCCC)

901 S. Media Line Rd
PA 19063 Media Pennsylvania
United States of America

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