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Communication: Journalism of Science

For students attending: Joliet Junior 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 ENG 105 will complete this requirement.
  • B. Humanities - Choose one course from the following subjects: Art (115-118 only), English (not 102, 130, or 230), History, Music (101-108 only), Philosophy, or Theater 101. 
  • C. Social Sciences - Choose one course from the following subjects: Anthropology, Economics (not 107), Geography, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology. 
  • D. Humanities or Social Sciences - Choose an additional course from section B or section C.
  • E. Math Science Electives -  Choose 21 hours of additional math and science electives.  Choose from MATH 128, 171, 172, 210, 220 and/or courses not already required from the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics (not 100, 101, 103, 110), Geology or Astronomy.  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 Joliet Junior College. Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs for additional information regarding minors.

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




MATH 170

Calculus with Analytic Geometry I

MATH 151

BIO 151

General Biology I

BIOL 107 and 109

CHEM 101

General Chemistry I

CHEM 124

PHYS 201

Engineering Physics I

PHYS 123

BIO 125 or CHEM 102 or PHYS 202

Human Biology or General Chemistry II or Engineering Physics II

BIOL 115 or CHEM 125
or PHYS 221

CIS 122 or
CIS 236

Computer Information Systems Fundamentals or
Programming in C

CS 110 or
CS 105

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

Updated October 2018