Associate in Arts for Transfer
Upon completion of the Associate in Arts in Journalism for Transfer degree, students will have a strong foundation in reporting and producing news content, as well as an understanding of the media industry, First Amendment, and professional standards. Students will also have the opportunity to gain practical experience producing multi-dimensional content for student news publications and emerging platforms. Students who earn an associate degree in this degree transfer as Journalism majors or into other related majors such as Communications, Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts, Media Studies, Integrated Media, English, Advertising, Radio & Television, Broadcasting, and Visual Studies. Jobs earned with journalism writing and media skills range from reporting for newspapers and magazines to online contributors, book editing, broadcast for news stations, producing content for radio, copyediting, grant writing, graphic and page designing, photography, research analysts, social media manager, technical writing, web managing, and public relations, which is the most common career path for most journalism majors. Students who complete the Associate in Arts in Journalism for Transfer degree will receive priority admission to the California State University system, though admission to a specific campus is not guaranteed. While an associate degree may support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion, a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering professional careers, which can be achieved through transfer.
Careers associated with this program have a salary range from $29,000 to $205,000 with an average salary of $76,000.