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Communication: Journalism of Science

For students attending: Triton 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 (any course from 111-114); ENG (any course from 101-296); HIS; HUM; MUS 215 or 216; PHL (not 102).  
  • C. Social Sciences – Choose one course from the following subjects: ANT; GEO 104-106; PSC; PSY 105-296 (not 100 or 245); SOC 100-296; or SSC.
  • D. Humanities or Social Sciences – Choose an additional course from section B or section C.
  • E. Science Electives - Choose three courses from the following subjects: AST 100-102; BIS; CHM; GOL; or PHY. Two courses must be in the same field and at least one must be in a different field.
  • F. Free Electives - Choose two 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 Triton 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 131

Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

MATH 151

BIS 150

Principles of Biology

BIOL 107 and 109

CHM 140

General Chemistry

CHEM 124

PHY 106

General Physics I

PHYS 123

BIS 101 or CHM 141 or PHY 107

Human Biology or General Chemistry II or General Physics II

BIOL 115 or CHEM 125
or PHYS 221

CIS 121

Introduction Programming

CS 105

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

Updated October 2018