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Communication: Journalism of Science

For students attending: McHenry County 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: Art (150, 151, 171-174); English (240-277), History, Music (151-154), or Philosophy (not 155).
  • C. Social Sciences – Choose one course from the following subjects: Anthropology (not 255), Economics, Geography (202-220), Political Science, Psychology, 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 245, 255, 260 and/or courses not already required from the following subjects Biology, Chemistry, 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 McHenry County 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:




MAT 175

Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

MATH 151

BIO 157

Fundamentals of Biology 

BIOL 107 and 109

CHM 165

General Chemistry I

CHEM 124

PHY 291

Principles of Physics I

PHYS 123

BIO 110 or CHM 166 or PHY 292

Introduction to Human Biology or General Chemistry II or Principles of Physics II

BIOL 115 or CHEM 125
or PHYS 221

CSC 121

Computer Science I

CS 105

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

Updated October 2018