BCC: Journalism Transfer Advising Guide

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Social Sciences Program, History Option (A.A.) from Brookdale  Community College to History (B.A.) at Rider University

Humanities Program, Journalism, A.A. (HUJOU)
Journalism, B.A.  (120 Credits)
JOUR     101     Introduction to Journalism  3 LAS Elective Ʊ 3
Mathematics/Science/Technological Competency (1) Suggest:
COMP   129      Information Technology
3/4 CIS      185     Information Systems Essentials 3
ENGL    121      English Composition: The Writing Process 3 CMP    120     Expository Writing 3
Humanities Credits: 3 Humanities Credits 3
Mathematics Credits (1)  Suggest:
MATH  136  Mathematics for the Liberal Arts (3) OR MATH    137    Finite Mathematics (3)
3/4 MTH   102      Finite Mathematics 3
  15/17   15
JOUR      201    Newswriting  3 COM    102    Introduction to News Writing 3
ENGL     122    English Composition: Writing & Research 3 CMP     125    Research Writing 3
Mathematics or Science Credits (1) 3 Mathematics or Science Credits Ʊ 3
History Credits;  Suggest:
HIST      105     World Civilization I
3 HIS       150     World History to 1500 3
Social Science Credits: Suggest:
SOCI      101     Principles of Sociology
3 SOC      101     Sociological Imagination 3
  15   15
Career Studies Credits - Suggest: 
COMM   102    Communication Media
3 COM     105     Communication, Culture & Media 3
Humanities Credits   Suggest:
PHIL      227     Introduction to Ethics
3 PHL      115      Ethics 3
Science (with Lab) Credits (1)  Suggest:
BIOL      105     Life Science
CHEM    116     Chemistry in Life
ENVR     107     Environmental Science
4 Science Core  Ʊ
Science Core  Ʊ
ENV     100      Intro. to Environmental Sciences OR
Science Core
SPCH      115     Public Speaking Credits 3 COM    104      Speech Communications 3
History Credits”  Suggest:
HIST       106     World Civilization II
3 HIS       151     World History since 1500 3
  16   16
Career Studies Credits – Suggest:
TELV     121     Television Production
3 COM     331     Television Production 3
Humanities Credits 3 LAS Elective Ʊ 3
Social Science Credits: Suggest
ANTH    105     Cultural Anthropology  
3 LAS Elective Ʊ
SOC      110     Cultural Anthropology
Cultural & Global Awareness Credits (2)  Suggest: 
SOCI      105     Intercultural Comm.: The Person & Process
3 SOC      355     Interpersonal Communications 3
Electives Credits  Suggest:
RDIO     101     Introduction to Radio 
3 Elective Credit Ʊ 3
  15   15
TOTAL 61/63 TOTAL 60

Rider Course Option:
COM-264  Introduction to Media Convergence

COM-264  Introduction to Media Convergence
Following completion of 30 credits and the Rider Intent to Enroll Form and while a student at Brookdale; students have the option to take a course at Rider that counts toward the Rider degree.  See Brookdale Transfer & Advising Representatives. Contact information listed below.

Brookdale Community College Footnotes:
(1) A minimum of 12 credits are required from the Mathematics, Sciences or Technological Competency knowledge areas.
(2) One course is required from the Cultural & Global Awareness knowledge area. Students may meet the requirement while simultaneously fulfilling the General Education requirement for another knowledge area.
The Transfer Advising Guide is a recommended plan of study.  Additional courses are transferrable as outlined on NJ Transfer for this major with the approval of a Rider University Advisor.

Rider University Footnotes: 
Ʊ Students have a number of options to satisfy this requirement; courses will be evaluated on an individual basis.
For transfer the Brookdale student must have a “C” or higher in all courses for transfer credit.
Brookdale students interested in the College of Continuing Studies (CCS) at Rider should contact that division directly.

Requirements are subject to change. This Advising Guide is best used in consultation with an advisor.


Course Number Rider University Course Name or Core Area Credits Notes* (if course can be taken at Bucks, indicate course number)
COM   204     Advanced Speech 3  
COM   210 News Reporting & Writing 3  
COM   212 Publication Design 3  
COM   211     Copy Editing 3  
COM   215    Computer Assisted Reporting 3  
COM   415     In-Depth Reporting 3  
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COM   131     Fundamentals of Video 3  
COM   264     Introductions Media Convergence 3  
COM   301     Communication Law 3  
COM   302 Communication Ethics 3  
COM   400     Senior Seminar 3  

Brookdale transfer students are subject to a 60 credit limit.  

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Ann Tickner Jankowski
Director, Transfer Resources/Articulation​

Brookdale Community College
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Fall 2019 Travel Schedule

Date Time School
Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. Middlesex County College
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. Brookdale Community College
Wednesday, October 2, 2019