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Communication: Journalism of Technology and Business

For students attending: Elgin Community College
Who plan to major in: Communication: Journalism of Technology and Business


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. Science Electives - Choose 10 hours 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 Technology and Business degree:




MTH 104 or 125

Liberal Arts Mathematics

MATH 130 (Math Elect)

MTH 120  or BUS 140

Statistics I or Business Statistics

MATH Elect

CIS 105

Introduction to Computer Programming

CS 105

ECN 201

Principles of Microeconomics

ECON 151

ACC 200

Financial Accounting

BUS 211

MMT 101 or MKT 103

Principles of Management or Marketing

BUS 301 or
BUS 371

Note 1) ECON 151 will substitute for ECON 211 in IIT's Communication major.  

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

Updated October 2018