Program Profile

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Academic Department: Communication
Main Office: AC 304
Phone Ext: 7348
Main Numbers: (415) 457-8811  /  (415) 883-2211
In-depth information about each program is available in the Course Catalog, including program descriptions, faculty lists, degree requirements, and course listings. The Course Catalog is available to view and print in PDF* format.
About the Program

The main goals of journalism courses are to prepare students to become accurate and thorough researchers and precise writers. The discipline emphasizes the need to think and write clearly and has a two-fold purpose: to prepare students for careers in newspaper work, television, and radio news or public relations, and to provide a study of mass media communications for students who desire to enhance their liberal education.

Career Options
Advertising Copywriter, Broadcaster, Feature Writer, Newspaper Writer, Photojournalist, Print Journalist, Public Relations Worker, Publications Editor, Publicist: Trade/Business/Labor, Writer/Editor

Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should complete the lower division major requirements and general education pattern for the appropriate transfer institution and major. Exact major requirements for UC and CSU institutions can be found on Please see a counselor for more information as curriculum requirements may vary among transfer universities.

Department Phone: (415) 485-9348