Journalism Associate Degree Requirements
Aims offers two degree tracks for the journalism associate degree.
- The liberal arts degree with designation track is for students who plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a participating four-year public Colorado school.
- The associate of applied science degree track is for students who want to enter the workforce after completing their journalism degree.
Now Available: New Journalism Courses
Journalism students can now choose from two new electives to complete the elective requirements for their degree.
JOU 2025: New Media
Explores techniques and approaches in the latest delivery methods for new media journalism, ethics, technological advances, and media literacy.
JOU 2041: Feature and Magazine Writing
Focuses on trade, consumer, and technical publications, manuscript development with emphasis on nonfiction, submission techniques, and trends affecting the marketing of manuscripts both in print and digital media.
For more information, see these courses and all other available journalism courses in the current class schedule.
Associate of Arts (A.A.) Liberal Arts Degree With Designation in Journalism
The coursework for this degree track will prepare you to successfully transfer to a participating four-year Colorado school to complete your bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Study a core journalism curriculum with subjects including:
- Introduction to Mass Media
- Media News and Reporting
- News Writing and Editing
- Journalism Internship
This degree program track has a strong liberal arts emphasis, with course requirements in:
- Arts and humanities
- Literature and humanities
- Ways of thinking
- World languages
- Behavioral and social sciences
- Physical and life sciences
- Public speaking or interpersonal communications
Associate of Applied Science (A.S.) Journalism Degree Requirements
Explore the classes that will teach you how to write, edit, do research and conduct interviews to work in this fast-paced and vital profession.
The core journalism associate degree classes delve into mass media, news and reporting, and photojournalism. Choose from an array of general education requirements and electives including ethics, business and video editing. Apply your knowledge during an in-depth internship with expert guidance from your instructor.