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Communication: Journalism of Science

For students attending: Oakton 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 EGL 101 will complete this requirement.
  • B. Humanities – Choose one course from the following subjects: English (any course from 113-242, except 150, 210, and 212), History, Humanities, or Philosophy (not 105). 
  • C. Social Sciences – Choose one course from the following subjects: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology (not 230, 231, or 240), Social Sciences (not 240), or Sociology (not 240). 
  • D. Humanities or Social Sciences – Choose an additional course from section B or section C, or a foreign language course.
  • E. Science - Choose ten hours from the following subjects:  Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, 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 the IAI designation
  • G. Minor Electives - The Communication curriculum requires a 15 semester hour minor. A maximum of three minor courses may be completed at Oakton 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 250

Calculus I

MATH 151

BIO 121

General College Biology I

BIOL 107 and 109

CHM 121

General College Chemistry I

CHEM 124

PHY 221

General Physics I

PHYS 123

BIO 231 or CHM 122 or PHY 222

Human Anatomy and Physiology I General College Chemistry II or General Physics II

BIOL 115 or CHEM 125
or PHYS 221

CIS 101 or CSC 155

Introduction to Computer Information Systems or C++ Computer Science I

CS 110 or 105

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

Updated October 2018