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Journalism

Program Format: Full-Time, Four-Year
Degree Earned: Bachelor of Journalism
Domestic Fees Range: $6,814 - $7,561
International Fees Range: $22,149.64 - $23,012.65
About the Program: 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. 

Admission Requirements:

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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Academic Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (see Alternative/Equivalent Standing below) 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).
Non-Academic Requirements (Grades-Plus)

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 2, 2015 or 10 business days from your application submission date, whichever comes later.

Alternate/Equivalent Standing Required From Applicants Not Educated in the Province of Ontario

Applicants educated outside of Ontario must submit evidence of education equivalent to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six Grade 12 U or M courses. Ryerson reserves the right to be the final arbiter of what will be accepted on an equivalency basis. It is essential that program-specific subject requirements and grades for specific Ryerson programs form part of the academic background of applicants from outside Ontario, especially in the last two years of secondary school studies.

The number of applications we receive greatly exceeds the number of spaces available in each program and the possession of the minimum requirements in no way guarantees acceptance. Due to competition candidates may be required to present average/grades above the minimum.

Alternate/equivalent standing outlined below represent the minimum qualifications for admission consideration and are subject to change.

 

Canadian Provinces and Territories

 

 

International Baccalaureate
Applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma must present grades of 4 or higher in three Higher Level and three Standard Level subjects with a grade total of 28 or higher. Subject to competition, applicants may be required to present averages/grades above the minimum.  View details:

 

American School System/
Advanced Placement

Graduation from Grade 12 of an academic program at an accredited secondary school with high academic standing including minimum B grades in the program specific subject prerequisites and a minimum B overall average. Subject to competition, applicants may be required to present averages/grades above the minimum. View details:

 

British-Patterned Education
Ryerson University will accept GCE A/AS Levels and GCSE O Levels, as well as the Cambridge Pre-University Certificates or Diploma. View details:

 

Other International Admission Credentials
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Additional Policies and Guidelines
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