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Communication: Journalism of Science

For students attending: Harper 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, Literature, or Philosophy (NOT 101, 102). 
  • C. Social Sciences – Choose one course from the following subjects: Anthropology (NOT 215), Economics (NOT 115), Geography (NOT 112), Political Science, Psychology (NOT 210), 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 165, 201, 202, 203, 212 and/or courses not already required from the following subjects: Biology, Botany, Chemistry or Physics (not 100, 110,112 121 or 122). Two courses must be in the same field, and at least one course must be in a different field.
  • 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 Harper 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 200

Calculus with Analytic Geometry I

MATH 151

BIO 110 

Principles of Biology

BIOL 107 and 109

CHM 121

General Chemistry I

CHEM 124

PHY 201

General Physics I

PHYS 123

BIO 135 or CHM 122
or PHY 202

Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology I or General Chemistry II or General Physics II

BIOL 115 or CHEM 125
or PHYS 221

CIS 106 or
CSC 121

Computer Logic and Programming Technology or
Computer Science I

CS 110 or
CS 105

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

Updated October 2018