Contact Information
Chairperson: Mathew Spano
Dept. Assistant: Tracey Esser
Phone: 732.906.2591
Fax: 732.906.2591
Location: Raritan Hall, Rm 237
English Department
 Contact Information
Chairperson: Mathew Spano
Dept. Assistant: Tracey Esser
Phone: 732.906.2591
Fax: 732.906.2591
Location: Raritan Hall, Rm 237

Journalism A.A. Degree

Students majoring in journalism receive a broad general-education background that, while preparing them for transfer to a four-year college in a variety of fields, also develops their writing skills.  Journalism students typically take three courses in the major, including an externship that involves working at a professional  newspaper, radio station, or other enterprise, where they can learn the basics of career writing. Potential careers include:

  • Broadcast News Analyst
  • Technical Writer
  • Radio/TV Announcer
  • Editor
  • Reporter or Correspondent
  • Copy Writer

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Liberal Arts - Journalism 61-66 Credits

Why study the Liberal Arts?
A Liberal Arts education helps students develop strong and ordered minds as they explore the world’s collected wisdom in literature, history, mathematics, science, philosophy and the arts. It teaches them to recognize and construct arguments, to appreciate diverse cultures and perspectives, and to have a sense of scholarship about the lives and events that have gone before. Liberal Arts emphasis on language helps students broaden their cultural perspective and become more aware of their own identity. Courses comprising a Liberal Arts education at Middlesex County College are the core of all liberal arts programs at the bachelor’s level. Students may select the general degree, the most flexible of all our Liberal Arts programs, or one of the many specialized options.

Are there any requirements that must be satisfied before taking courses in the major?
Algebra I is a prerequisite for all majors. Competency in Algebra I may be verified with a passing score on the College’s placement test or by completion of the appropriate course. Students must also have a grade of “C” or better in one year of high school laboratory science.

How long will it take to complete this degree?
Once students complete required developmental coursework (if any), the degree can be completed in two years of full-time study. Students may shorten the amount of degree completion time by taking courses in the summer and winter sessions.



Department Contact Information

Contact Name: Professor Mathew Spano, Department Chair
Contact Phone: 732.906.2591
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Transfer Information

Our students transfer to 4-year colleges and universities around the globe. We’ve had students transfer to every state, including Alaska and Hawaii.

The Statewide Transfer Agreement for New Jersey ensures that students who earn an A.A. or A.S. degree at a community college will have those credits fully transferable to a New Jersey public four-year institution, will have completed half of the credits required for a basic four-year degree and will have completed all lower division general education requirements. In addition, articulation agreements are being worked out with institutions granting baccalaureate degrees to facilitate the transfer process. Students should discuss the transfer process with an advisor.

Are you interested in transferring to a school in New Jersey? You can use the tools at to see which of your MCC courses will transfer to a specific college.