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Journalism (BJourn)

Program Overview

Format(s):

Full-Time, Four-Year

Degree Earned: Bachelor of Journalism

Ontario Secondary School Students:
2016 Grade Range for Admission / Wait List Consideration
: 77-80%+*

Behind every informative, insightful and engaging news story is a journalist who has gone in search of the truth. The current events, issues and trends that affect our lives are researched, organized and put into context by professionals who present facts and analysis in meaningful ways. Ryerson graduates in this exciting field excel at using established newsgathering techniques to report news in formats such as text, audio, video and photos. Their work appears in multiple media—newspapers, magazines, television, radio, blogs, national and international news websites, Twitter, Facebook—and is increasingly consumed on a computer, tablet or smartphone. In an age swirling with rumours and misinformation, journalists are more essential than ever for presenting an accurate picture of our world.

This is a Grades-Plus program. In addition to the academic requirements listed below, this program selects students on the basis of grades PLUS non-academic requirements.

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*Actual minimum grade ranges required for Fall 2017 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. Ryerson reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.

Tuition and Fees

Domestic Fees Range: $7,194 - $7,946
International Fees Range: $23,667 - $24,246

For detailed fees information visit the Registrar.

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements.

Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher pre-requisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • A minimum grade of 70 % or higher will be required in Grade 12 U English/Anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U).

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available at:
Admission Requirements Overview.

Do not submit non-academic material until after you have submitted your application for admission and accessed your Choose>Ryerson Applicant Portal. You will receive an Acknowledgment email that will allow access to your portal where you can retrieve your Ryerson Number. Your Ryerson Number must be clearly printed on all non-academic materials you submit.

Your non-academic requirements, listed below, are due by February 1, 2017 or 10 business days from your application submission date, whichever comes later.

Robyn Doolittle - Journalism

"I came to Ryerson in 2002 as a small-town 17-year-old, with some minor experience writing a teen column for my local newspaper. Four years later, I walked out of the classroom and into the Toronto Star's newsroom, prepared and confident I could do the job. That's what Ryerson will do for you."


Robyn Doolittle
Journalism ‘06, Reporter - National News Investigative Team, Globe and Mail