Transfer Degree

Mt. SAC now offers an Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) degree in Journalism. Students who complete an associate’s degree for transfer are guaranteed admission to a California State University (CSU) campus.

Courses required for an AA-T in Journalism:

Core Courses - 3 courses/9 units from the following:

  • JOUR 100   Intro to Mass Communications
  • JOUR 101   Beginning Newswriting
  • JOUR 114   Media Practicum I

List A – 1 course or 3 units from the following:

  • JOUR 102   Intermediate Newswriting 
  • JOUR 108   Introduction to PR
  • JOUR 116   Multimedia Storytelling
  • JOUR 115   Media Practicum II

List B – 2 courses or 6 units from the following:

  • PHOT 10 Basic Digital and Film Photography  
  • BUSC 1A Principles of Economics – Macroeconomics


  • BUSC 1AH Principles of Economics – Macroeconomics – Honors
  • POLI 1 Political Science


  • POLI 1H Political Science – Honors
  • POLI 2 Comparative Politics
  • ENGL 1C Critical Thinking and Writing


  • ENGL 1CH Critical Thinking and Writing – Honors 
  • SPCH 20 Argumentation and Debate


  • SPCH 20H Argumentation and Debate – Honors 

In addition to the 18 semester units earned for the AA-T in Journalism, below are the other requirements for transfer:

  • Minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework
  • All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of C or better or a “P” if the course is taken on a “pass-no pass” basis
  • Certified completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern
  • (CSU GE); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)

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