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Communication: Journalism of Science

For students attending: South Suburban 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: English (103 - 208; NOT 121), History, Humanities, Humanities and Fine Arts, Music (115, 220, 221, 223), or Philosophy.  
  • C. Social Sciences – Choose one course from the following subjects: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology or Urban Studies.  
  • 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 MTH 203, 204, 205, 211 and/or courses not already required from the following subjects: Astronomy, Biology, Geology, Chemistry, or Physics (not 115). 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 South Suburban 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 190

Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

MATH 151

BIO 105

General Biology I

BIOL 107 and 109

CHM 113

General Chemistry I

CHEM 124

PHY 210

University Physics I

PHYS 123

BIO 115 or CHM 114 or PHY 211

Human Body Structure or General Chemistry II or University Physics II

BIOL 115 or CHEM 125
or PHYS 221

CS 121

Computer Programming

CS 105

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

Updated October 2018