Catalog 2021-2022 
    Jun 18, 2024  
Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DWD-AA: Liberal Arts- Journalism (2 Years)

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The Journalism Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement is designed for the student who is planning to transfer to a participating public four-year Colorado college or university that offers this program within the minimum number of credits designated by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.

Courses with a 3-character bracketed code (for example, “English Composition I [CO1]”), in which a student earns the final grade of “C” or better are guaranteed to transfer to every public Colorado college or university. 

  • Courses within any Degree with Designation must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher.
  • Courses older than 10 years cannot count towards any Degree with Designation.
  • Course substitutions and/or waivers are not permitted for any Degree with Designation.

Please view the Colorado Department of Higher Education web site for participating institutions and any additional degree requirement details (CDHE Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreements/Degrees with Designation). Students should contact receiving institution for course transferability or additional requirements when selecting courses.

General Education Requirements:

Written Communication:

  • Credits: 3
  • Credits: 3
  • Note: This requirement can also be fulfilled with ENG 122 (GT-CO2) + a gtPathways-approved CO3 course (GT-CO3). Aims does not currently offer any GT-CO3 courses, but students should be aware of this option in case they are transferring in coursework that may meet this requirement.

Total Written Communication Credits: 6


Choose 1 GT-MA1 course (MAT 120: Math for Liberal Arts preferred)

Total Mathematics Credits: 3

Arts & Humanities:

Choose GT Pathways Arts & Humanities courses (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, or GT-AH4)

Total Arts & Humanities Credits: 6

Social and Behavioral Sciences:

Choose 2 GT Pathway Social and Behavioral Science courses (GT-SS1, GT-SS2, or GT-SS3)

Total Social & Behavioral Sciences Credits: 6


Choose 1 GT Pathways History course (GT-HI1)

Total History Credits: 3

Natural & Physical Sciences:

Choose 2 GT Pathways Natural & Physical Science courses (GT-SC1, GT-SC2); one of these courses must have the required laboratory (GT-SC1).

GT-SC1 (Natural & Physical Sciences w/Req Lab)

Total Natural & Physical Sciences Credits: 7

Total General Education Credits: 31

Additional Required Courses:

Total Additional Required Credits: 12

Free Elective Credits:

Please visit the Approved Degree Electives 2021-2022  to see elective options.

Electives CANNOT be additional JOU courses. Students should consider using their free electives to consider exploring an additional area of focus.

Click here to see Journalism STAA document.

Total Elective Credits : 17

Total Credits for A.A. Degree: 60

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