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Communication: Journalism of Science

For students attending: Elgin Community College
Who plan to major in: Communication: Journalism of Science


I. Core Curriculum Electives

  • A. Basic Writing Proficiency – A grade of “C” or better in ENGLISH 101 will complete this requirement.
  • B. Humanities – Choose one course from the following subjects: History, Humanities (not 116), International Studies, or Literature. 
  • C. Social Sciences – Choose one course from the following subjects: Anthropology (not 230, 231), Economics, Geography, Political Science (not 219), Psychology (not 201), or Sociology.
  • D. Humanities or Social Sciences – Choose an additional course from section B or section C.
  • E.  Math and Science - Choose 21 hours of additional math and science electives.  Choose from Math 210, 230, 250 and/or courses not already required from the following subjects Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry (not 101) or Physics.  Two courses must be in the same subject, and at least one course must be in a different subject.
  • F. Free Electives - Choose four courses with an IAI designation.
  • G. Minor Electives - The Communication curriculum requires a 15 semester hour minor. A maximum of three minor courses may be completed at Elgin Community College. Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs for additional information regarding minors.

II. Required courses for the Communication: Journalism of Science degree:




MTH 190

Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

MATH 151

BIO 113

Molecular & Cellular Biology

BIOL 107 and 109

CHM 142

General Chemistry I

CHEM 124

PHY 211

Engineering Physics I

PHYS 123

BIO 240 or CHM 143 or PHY 212

Human Anatomy & Physiology or General Chemistry II or Engineering Physics II

BIOL 115 or CHEM 125
or PHYS 221

CIS 105

Introduction to Computer Programming

CS 105

Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs with any questions regarding the course equivalencies.

Updated October 2018