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Journalism, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) Ottawa, Canada
Carleton University’s Bachelor of Journalism program is offered through the School of Journalism and Communication, one of Carleton’s flagship departments, and the oldest, largest and best-known Journalism School in the country.
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Overview

Journalists are the eyes, ears and voices for their communities and the country.

From war zones to capital cities, from courtrooms to boardrooms, and in hospitals, police stations, sports arenas and church basements, journalists rush to places where events occur. They ask questions, report what they see and hear, and offer analysis of the changes and issues that shape our society.

As key players in the workings of every democracy, journalists should be well educated, thoughtful, analytical, conscious of the responsibility that comes with their job, and equipped with a moral compass to guide their decisions.

For more than 70 years, our graduates of the Journalism program at Carleton University, benefiting from a demanding and intense curriculum that combines professional course work with traditional academic studies, have filled the ranks of the media and related occupations in Canada and around the world.

Future opportunities 

Carleton Journalism graduates have distinguished themselves in virtually every aspect of journalism and in a wide range of related fields including public relations, marketing, communications and government service.

Every year, news organizations from across the country visit the school to recruit our graduates. We alert you to employment opportunities—full-time, part-time and during the summer—and we organize career seminars to help you land that all-important first job.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Journalism: Journalism in Context
  • Foundations of Journalism: Journalism in Practice
  • Discovering Journalism: Traditional Tales to Tweets
  • The Documentary
  • Fundamentals of Reporting
  • Digital Journalism Toolkit
  • Media Law

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    86

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • You will need a secondary school or high school graduation certificate. Education should normally consist of a minimum of 12 years of study. 
  • You will need to present transcripts from your senior high school along with your graduation diploma or certificate, and any graduation exam results.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27282 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27282 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7210 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7210 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • National: $7,210 – $11,755
  • International: $27,282 – $36,863

Living costs for Ottawa

  • 1168 - 1930 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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