Build Your Future as a Journalist

Journalism can give you the opportunity to work globally in any type of media from anywhere at any time. The Journalism Department at Cypress College is an international, web-first, innovative journalism program using the latest web tools and software. Our students have been on the forefront of digital reporting for the past decade working in convergence journalism and now our graduates work with corporate media who are creating new journalism models. This program covers journalism, global media/mass communications, newsroom production, visual journalism, and public relations.

You will work with words, photos, video, and audio to create The Cypress Chronicle, the online news experience and other opportunities such as:

  • Breaking stories and photos
  • Divergence Magazine production
  • Visiting journalism professionals
  • Public records tours of OC Superior Court
  • Field trips to the Los Angeles Times/OC Register

Frequently Asked Questions

Upon completion of this program, students will be awarded an Associate in Arts in Journalism for Transfer (AA-T) Degree.

The program is $46 per unit for California residents, not including books, fees, and supplies. Units may vary by course, but the average is three units per course. Unit fees for a 60-unit associate degree would be $2,760. Most students also qualify for some form of financial aid.

Depending on the program and the number of units taken each semester, completing the associate in arts degree program can take about two years.

Program graduates work at the Orange County Register, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and other newspapers, magazines, and online news websites. Graduates also find career paths in public relations, public information, marketing, public affairs, advertising, and communications-related positions.

Program Mapper: View course options for these programs, below.

No additional requirements or prerequisites.