Associate in Arts (Transfer)

Journalism has expanded beyond traditional newspapers, magazines, television, and radio. Modern journalism includes social media, blogs, podcasts, and e-news sources. The ICC journalism area of study emphasizes the development of professional-level writing and reporting skills.

Scholarships available – and one might have your name on it

The program provides students with a broadly based program of liberal arts courses necessary for a career in journalism, radio-television news, or public relations. Students get hands-on experience creating content for the student-run Harbinger Student Media.

A Quality Education

Internships are available either at off-campus media outlets or on-campus working on the staff of Harbinger Student Media.

Get Involved

Network with your peers with Harbinger Student Media and strengthen leaderships skills with Student Government Association.

Career Opportunities

Newspaper Reporter, Radio Reporter, Television Reporter, Sports Journalist, Multimedia Journalist, News Anchor, Social Media Manager, Digital News Manager, Writer, Producer


24 Months

if Full Time

4 Semesters60 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


15 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

Nicholas Ellingsworth
Journalism Program is the Harbinger for Stephanie’s Success
Demarcus Hamilton
Jenessa: From Medicine to Music

Community college students who transfer to four-year schools perform as well as – or even better than – their peers who come directly from high school.

 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Let’s Get Started ▸

How Do I Get Into the Journalism Program?

Formalize your interest and talent in storytelling to a career in journalism. Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
  4. High school courses in English, creative writing, multimedia production, and speech are helpful.
  5. Involvement with high school newspaper, yearbook, podcasts, speech team, or video production is also beneficial.

What Can I Expect As a Journalism Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


Edwards Library / Administration Building » L220C
East Peoria Campus
Mon-Fri: 8 am – 4:30 pm