The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Journalism provides students with general, practical, and marketable skills that will enable them to seek entry-level employment in news and feature writing for newspapers, magazines, community journals, online websites, and radio and television. The program includes development of a portfolio that will exhibit students' abilities to write both news and feature stories. The development of news judgment is also a critical component of the program. An awareness of global and cultural differences also forms a key element of this degree for the successful graduate. The curriculum combines coursework in journalism with a General Education component.