Why pursue a Bachelor of Journalism?
Sharpen your skills to excel in the evolving world of journalism and communications. Enjoy an expansive field of career options after graduation—from news organizations to communication and media departments.
Prepare to work in media organizations at all levels, from local newspapers to national network television channels. Journalism careers also include marketing, communications, and public information roles. Cultivate the skills that employers are looking for in communication, decision-making, critical thinking, problem-solving, self-learning, ethics and the ability to apply knowledge in real-world settings.
A blend of theory and skill development
The practical side of the program focuses on writing, editing, interviewing, taking photographs, and working with new technology to produce print and online publications. The theory side of the program emphasizes media law, journalistic ethics, decision-making, and critical thinking.
Real world experience
The degree program includes an optional summer internship at a newspaper or magazine, or in the media or public relations departments of government or private agencies. Alternatively, through a six to twelve-week supervised service—learning position, students can explore the range of career possibilities in journalism, public relations, and organizational communication. Propose an internship with multiple options for learning: Traditionally placed in bigger media, freelance, or volunteer with smaller publications as service learning.
Your lecturers approach teaching with compassion for their students and truly foster a productive learning environment. Enjoy classes with enthusiastic, experienced professors, and active listening in smaller classroom settings.
What will I learn?
Study a variety of technical communications used to document professional activity, including proposals, technical and formal reports, policies and procedures, technical descriptions and definitions, and instructions. Become familiar with and produce advanced multimedia and online news presentation techniques. Develop the skills and knowledge required for online journalism.
Refine your writing, reporting and editing skills by developing news and features for publication on the Web. Explore journalism decision-making by studying real-life incidents involving journalists on the job. Learn the high-level research skills used by investigative journalists to uncover information that has often been deliberately hidden from public scrutiny. Analyze social and political issues in Canadian journalism.
Improve your information gathering tactics for journalism, including planning, networking, researching, evaluating, interviewing, summarizing, critical thinking and deadline writing. Find and apply for field experience in journalism-related placements. Explore strategic planning and job-hunting techniques; prepare professional cover letters and resumes, and build and maintain a portfolio.