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Liberal Arts & Sciences (A.A.) from Mercer County Community College to Journalism (B.A.) at Rider University

MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE COURSE
Liberal Arts, A.A.
Credit RIDER UNIVERSITY COURSE/AREA SATISFIED
Journalism, B.A. (120 Credits)
Credit
ENG 101 English Composition I 3 CMP 120 Expository Writing 3
MAT 125 Elementary Statistics I 3 MTH 120 Intro to Applied Statistics 3
HIS Historical Perspective/General Ed. Elective 1
HIS 101 History of Western Civil. To 1648 OR
HIS 112 World History to 1500
3 History Elective Ʊ
HIS 150 World History to 1500
3
World Language Elective 2 3 Foreign Language Elective Ʊ 3
Social Science General Education Elective 3 Suggest:
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
3 PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology 3
  15   15
ENG 102 English Composition II 3 CMP 125 Research Writing 3
CMN 112 Public Speaking 3 COM 104 Speech Communications 3
HPE 110 Concepts of Health & Fitness 2 NOT TRANSFERRABLE 0
MAT Mathematics Elective 4 Suggest:
MAT 120 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts
3 MTH 102 Finite Mathematics 3
World Language Elective 2 3 Foreign Language Elective Ʊ 3
Social Science General Education Elective 3 Suggest:
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
3 SOC 101 Sociological Imagination 3
  17   15
ENG Literature Elective 5 3 Literature Elective Ʊ 3
HIS Historical Perspective (Gen. Ed. Elective) Suggest:
HIS 102 History of Western Civil. Since 1648 OR
HIS 113 World History Since 1500
3 HIS 151 World History Since 1500 3
Humanities’ (General Education Elective) * Suggest:
Philosophy Course ( PHI-113, PHI-204, PHI-205, PHI-210)
3 Philosophy Core Ʊ 3
Science Laboratory Elective Suggest:
BIO-113, PHY-111, CHE-106
3 Science Core Ʊ 3
Social Science Elective 6, * Suggest:
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
3 PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology 3
  15   15
ENG Literature Elective 5 3 Literature Elective Ʊ 3
Science or Technology Elective 7 Suggest:
IST 101 Computer Concepts with Applications OR
IST 102 Computer Concepts with Programming
3 CIS-185 Information Systems Essentials 3
Diversity & Global Perspective Elective Suggest:
ANT 101 Anthropology
3 SOC 110 Cultural Anthropology 3
Social Science Elective 6, * 3 Social Science Elective Ʊ 3
Program Elective 8 Suggest:
CMN 131 Journalism I
3 COM 1XX Communication Elective Ʊ 3
  15   15
TOTAL 62 TOTAL 60

Rider Course Option
COM-264, Introduction to Media Convergence (Rider Core Requirement)
Following completion of 30 credits and the Rider Intent to Enroll Form and while a student at Mercer; students have the option to take a course at Rider that counts toward the Rider degree. The selected course counts academically at both Mercer and Rider and allows the student to experience first-hand the academic environment at Rider. See Mercer or Rider Transfer Representatives. Contact information below.

Mercer County Community College Footnotes
1 Select from HIS 101, 102, 112, 113.
2 Courses must be taken in a progressive sequence limited to one language; start at 101 only if this is a new language for you. Choose carefully with a faculty advisor regarding the transferability of language courses.
3 Recommended: PSY 101 or SOC 101 or 107. These courses can be taken in any order.
4 MAT 126 recommended. MAT 120 or higher-level mathematics courses are acceptable alternatives. Consult your academic advisor and the institution(s) to which you plan to apply for transfer regarding their math requirements.
5 Select any 200-level ENG literature course (not limited to general education listings)
6 Select from all Social Science general education courses as well as many – not necessarily general education – in CMN, POL, PSY, SOC, and WGS course categories. The list of Social Science electives is available in the Liberal Arts Division or from an academic advisor. No more than six credits in any one Social Science discipline may be taken.
7 Choose carefully with assistance from a faculty advisor or transfer counselor. May be a second laboratory science or another general education Natural Science or Technology elective.
8 The list of approved program electives is available in the Liberal Arts Division or from an academic advisor.
* In addition to the two 200-level English literature courses, at least one Humanities or Social Science course must be at the 200 level.
† HPE 111 is an acceptable alternative.

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


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


COURSES REMAINING FOR A BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN JOURNALISM AT RIDER UNIVERSITY*

Course Number Rider University Course Name or Core Area Credits Notes*
(if course can be taken at Mercer, indicate course number)
COM 204 Advanced Speech 3  
COM 210 News Reporting & Writing 3  
COM 211 Copy Editing 3  
COM 212 Publication Design 3  
COM 215 Computer Assisted Reporting 3  
COM 316 Feature Writing (COM 102 OR 107) 3  
COM 415 In-Depth Reporting (COM 210) 3  
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COM 201 Communication Theory 3  
COM 205 Theories of Persuasion 3  
COM 233 Writing for Broadcast 3  
COM 234 Audio Production 3  
COM 240 Public Relations 3  
COM 253 Organizational Communications 3  
COM 261 Multimedia Production I: Interactive Design 3  
COM 360 Advanced Publication Design (COM 212) 3  
COM 361 Photography 3  
COM 393 International Communication 3  

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Transfer Services
Mercer County Community College
609-570-3397
[email protected]

OR

Headshot of Jennifer Cook
Senior Assistant Director of Transfer Admission
Ciambelli Hall

Spring 2020 Travel Schedule

Date Time School
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. Ocean County College
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. Mercer County Community College
Monday, March 2, 2020