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Communication: Journalism of Science

For students attending: Moraine Valley Community 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 COM 101 will complete this requirement.
  • B. Humanities – Choose one course from the following subjects: History, Humanities, Literature, Philosophy (not PHIL 110 or 111), Art 110 or 205 - 209, Music 106 or 107, Theater 105, 107, 110 or 111, or COM 102.
  • C. Social Sciences – Choose one course from the following subjects: Anthropology, Economics (not ECON 100), Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Social Science, or Sociology. ). 
  • D. Humanities or Social Sciences – Choose an additional course from section B or section C, or a foreign language course.
  •  E. Math and Science Electives -  Choose 21 hours of additional math and science electives.  Choose from MTH 139 or 212, 151, 152, 201 and/or course not already required from the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics (not 106, 107, 110, 111, 112, 113, 150, or 151), or Geology.
  • 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 Moraine Valley 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:




MTH 150

Calculus I/Analytic Geometry

MATH 151

BIO 111

General Biology I

BIOL 107 and 109 

CHM 131

Chemistry (University Oriented) I

CHEM 124

PHY 203


PHYS 123

BIO 180 or CHM 132 or PHY 204

Anatomy & Physiology or Chemistry (University Oriented)  II or Heat, Electricity and Magnetism

BIOL 115 or CHEM 125
or PHYS 221

MIS 105 or CSC 140

Programming Principles or Introduction to Computer Science

CS 110 or 105

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

Last Updated October 2018