Journalism Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T)


The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (Senate Bill 1440, now codified in California Education Code sections 66746-66749) guarantees admission to a California State University (CSU) campus for any community college student who completes an “associate degree for transfer”, a newly established variation of the associate degrees traditionally offered at a California community college. The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AA-T or AS-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. In order to earn one of these degrees, students must complete:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
    2. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Associate Degrees for Transfer also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. At the time of catalog publication, a student may earn an AA-T in Journalism. Additional majors are being developed. Please see a counselor or visit for more information.

Student Learning Outcome:

Demonstrate proficiency in the core skills and knowledge required for journalism.


​Program Requirements:​ ​

MEA 100
Mass Media and Society
MEA 110 Writing for Journalism and New Media 3-0​
MEA 225 News Media Production 3-0​
​​Plus three units from the following:​
​MEA 210 Intermediate News Reporting/Writing 3-0​
​MEA 215 Photojournalism and News Photography 3-0​
​​Plus six units from the following:​
MEA 225 Strategies of Argumentation 2-0​
MEA 250 Process of Communication 2-0​
MEA 250H Process of Communication - Honors 2-0​
ENG 103 Critical Reading, Writing & Thinking​​ 3-0 ​
ENG 103H Critical Reading, Writing & Thinking​​ - Honors 3-0 ​
MATH 140 Introductory Statistics 4-0​
MATH 140H Introductory Statistics - Honors 4-0​
SOCI 137 Statistics for the Social Sciences 3-0​
PHOTO 155 Photography 3-0​
POLISC 150 Introduction to American Government and Politics 3-0​
POLISC 150H Introduction to American Government and Politics - Honors 3-0​


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