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Communications and Media Arts: Journalism/ A. A. Degree
This A.A. degree program is designed for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college to pursue careers in journalism, magazine writing, public relations or writing for trade publications.

The curriculum emphasizes a core of journalism courses with a background of liberal arts courses designed for transfer. The student will be trained in the basic principles and practices of journalism and will be given an opportunity to write for and participate in the production of the student newspaper.

The program contains a selection of liberal arts courses - social science, humanities, math and science - to gain a wide range of knowledge useful in writing for newspapers and magazines. The program contains the opportunity for practical journalistic experience, preparing students for eventual employment on newspapers, magazines or in public relation agencies.

The journalism curriculum gives students a basic background in the field in preparation for selecting journalism as a major at a four-year college or university. Students should check with the coordinator of the CMA-Journalism program for transfer information, articulation agreements with four-year colleges, and information about employment opportunities in the field.

Curriculum requirements: http://www3.sunysuffolk.edu/Curricula/COMA-AA.asp