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JOURNALISM

Effective Date: 8/27/2014 - 8/26/2015

Completion of the following curriculum will satisfy the requirements for an Associate in Arts degree at KCTCS and related baccalaureate JOURNALISM degree at University of Kentucky. This pathway meets the general education, pre-major, and program requirements.

The suggested courses in this pathway leads to an Associate and Baccalaureate major. The course recommendations for the first two years are required for the Baccalaureate degree, but also apply to the associate degree. The completion of these courses will enable a student to move efficiently into the last two years of the baccalaureate program.

It is important to discuss revisions to the plan, graduation requirements, entrance requirements, and other important program requirements with your advisor. Students who complete the associate degree in this pathway are guaranteed acceptance into the pathway as stated, unless otherwise noted on the pathway.

Sample 1st & 2nd Year Progression


Semester 1Credit Hours
JOU 101 (3) 3
ENG 101 (3) 3
Heritage Course 3
MAT 146 (3) or MAT 150 (3) 3
ASL 101 (3) or FRE 101 (4) or GER 101 (4) or JPN 101 (4) or SPA 101 (4) or SED 101 (3) 4
Total Credit Hours16
Semester 2Credit Hours
Elective 3
ENG 102 (3) 3
Humanities Course 3
POL 101 (3) or POL 235 (3) 3
ASL 102 (3) or FRE 102 (4) or GER 102 (4) or JPN 102 (4) or SPA 102 (4) or SED 102 (3) 4
Total Credit Hours16

Semester 3Credit Hours
JOU 204 (3) 3
OC Course 3
SB Course 3
NS Course 3
NS Lab Course 1
ASL 201 (3) or FRE 201 (3) or GER 201 (3) or SPA 201 (3) or SED 203 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours16
Semester 4Credit Hours
STA 210 (3) 3
CIT 105 (3) or DLC 100 (3) or IMD 100 (3) or VCC 150 (3) or OST 105 (3) 3
Elective 3
SB Course 3
ASL 202 (3) or FRE 202 (3) or GER 202 (3) or SPA 202 (3) or SED 204 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours15

Pre-Transfer Notes

Completion of the following curriculum will satisfy both the requirements for an Associate in Arts degree at KCTCS as well as the UK Core requirements for the University of Kentucky and the pre-major requirements for the College of Communication’s Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

The College of Communications is a selective admission college. Students must maintain at least a 2.6 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in the pre-major courses: JOU 101, 204, and PS 101 or 235 (POL 101 or 235 at BCTC). Please note the JOU 204 counts double in calculating the pre-major GPA.


If the student elects to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Journalism or chooses Option B under the Bachelor of Arts, the foreign language courses will not be required. In this scenario, the student will need to work with their academic advisor to find suitable course replacements in order to satisfy the requirements of the associate’s degree.

Students must complete a minor from any college at the University of Kentucky. Students should consider the minor they want to pursue in selecting courses to satisfy the Associate of Arts degree. Please consult with your academic advisor to choose a minor.

KCTCS students planning to transfer to the University of Kentucky should work closely with their academic and transfer advisors each semester to ensure they are addressing both KCTCS and UK requirements.

Additional KCTCS Graduation Requirements


1. Completion of minimum of 60 credit hours,
2. Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA,
3. Minimum of 15 credit hours earned at the institution awarding the degree,
4. Cultural studies course, (Refer to the KCTCS catalog.)
5. Demonstration of computer/digital literacy, (Refer to the KCTCS catalog.)
6. One science course must include a laboratory experience, and
7. Two disciplines must be represented in Social & Behavioral Science courses and must be different than those in the Heritage and Humanities categories.

Sample 3rd & 4th Year Progression


Semester 5Credit Hours
JOU 301 (3) or JOU 302 (3) or JOU 303 (3) 3
JOU 330 (3) or JOU 455 (3) or JOU 531 (3) or JOU 532 (3) 3
JOU 3--- (0-12) or JOU 4--- (0-12) or JOU 5--- (0-12) 3
MINOR COURSE 3
MINOR COURSE 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 6Credit Hours
JOU 301 (3) or JOU 303 (3) or JOU 304 (3) or JOU 404 (3) 3
JOU 330 (3) or JOU 455 (3) or JOU 531 (3) or JOU 532 (3) 3
JOU 535 (3) or JOU 541 (3) 3
MINOR COURSE 3
GCCR COURSE 3
Total Credit Hours15

Semester 7Credit Hours
JOU 303 (3) or JOU 304 (3) or JOU 404 (3) 3
JOU 485 (3) or JOU 499 (3) 3
JOU 330 (3) or JOU 455 (3) or JOU 531 (3) or JOU 532 (3) 3
MINOR COURSE 3
MINOR COURSE 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 8Credit Hours
JOU 498 (3) 3
JOU 455 (3) or JOU 531 (3) or JOU 532 (3) 3
JAT 399 (1-3) 3
JOU 3--- (0-12) or JOU 4--- (0-12) or JOU 5--- (0-12) 3
MINOR COURSE 3
Total Credit Hours15

Program Notes

Students must complete a minor from any college at the University of Kentucky. Students should consider the minor they want to pursue in selecting courses. Please consult with your academic advisor to choose a minor.

The journalism major has two Paths that students can choose from: Print/Multimedia Path and Broadcast/Multimedia Path. Please consult with your academic advisor to choose the appropriate course for the Path you are following.


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