The Journalism Field of Study curriculum is designed for students seeking a bachelor’s degree with a major in Journalism or Broadcast Journalism. It does not apply to programs in Radio & Television, General Communication, Speech Communication & Rhetoric, Mass Communication/Media Studies, Photojournalism, Organizational Communication, Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Public Relations/Image Management, or Advertising.  There are two tracks: a General Journalism track and a Teacher Certification Track.

Austin Community College’s (ACC) field of study courses for the two journalism tracks are listed below. The Field of Study Curricula for Journalism consist of 15-21 lower-division semester credit hours that are fully transferable to other Texas public colleges and universities.

Journalism Field of Study Curriculum: General Journalism Track
COMM 1307Introduction to Mass Communications
COMM 2311News Reporting I
Choose one of the following courses:
COMM 1335Introduction to Radio/Television/Film
COMM 2300Media Literacy
COMM 2302Critical Issues in Journalism
And two of the following courses:
COMM 1316News Photography
COMM 1336Video Production I
COMM 2303Audio Production
COMM 2305Copy Editing
COMM 2315News Reporting II
COMM 2332Radio/Television News*
*Not offered at ACC
Journalism Field of Study Curriculum: Teacher Certification in Journalism Track
EDUC 1301Introduction to the Teaching Profession
EDUC 2301Introduction to Special Populations
COMM 1307Introduction to Mass Communications
COMM 2311News Reporting I
Choose one of the following courses:
COMM 1335Introduction to Radio/Television/Film
COMM 2300Media Literacy
COMM 2302Critical Issues in Journalism
And two of the following courses:
COMM 1316News Photography
COMM 1336Video Production I
COMM 2303Audio Production
COMM 2305Copy Editing
COMM 2315News Reporting II
COMM 2332Radio/Television News*
*Not offered at ACC

Students should always consult with an academic or Journalism faculty advisor regarding transfer to a specific college or university. In addition, students should consult with an advisor at the Texas college or university to which they are transferring for additional information.