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Communication: Journalism of Science

For students attending: Morton 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 101 will complete this requirement.
  • B. Humanities – Choose one course from the following subjects: English (211-219) History, Humanities, Music (100-108), or Philosophy (not 202). 
  • C. Social Sciences – Choose one course from the following subjects: Anthropology, Economics, Geography (not 101), Political Science, Psychology, Social Science 103, or Sociology. 
  • D. Humanities and Social Sciences – Choose an additional course from section B or section C or foreign language course.
  • E. Math and Science - Choose 21 hours of additional math and science electives. Choose from MAT 202, 203, 215 and/or courses not already required from the following subjects: Biology, Botany, Chemistry or Physics (not 100). 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 Morton College. Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs for additional information regarding minors.

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




MAT 201

Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

MATH 151

BIO 110

Biology: A Cellular Approach

BIOL 107 and 109

CHM 105

Inorganic Chemistry I

CHEM 124

PHY 105

Physics I

PHYS 123

BIO 203 or CHM 106 or PHY 205

Anatomy and Physiology I or Inorganic Chemistry II or Physics II

BIOL 115 or CHEM 125
or PHYS 221

CS 105

Programming Logic

CS 105

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

Updated October 2018