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Journalism (BJourn)

Is It for You?

There has never been a more exciting time to be a journalist. Study journalism and change the world. Search for the truth and create insightful and engaging news stories. Count on journalism to cultivate transferable and marketable skills in interviewing, critical thinking, writing and research. Learn to put current events in context and understand key issues and trends. Develop professional writing and storytelling for digital, social media, broadcast and print media.

 Program Format(s)
Full Time: Four Year

 Degree Earned
Bachelor of Journalism

 Grade Range

 Non-Academic Requirements
Essay, list of relevant life and journalism experience, portfolio (published work encouraged)

 Co-op Option

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*Actual minimum grade ranges required for Fall 2019 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.

Q: What's your favourite part of the program?
The way they treat you like a journalist the second you walk in on day one.

Julianna Garofalo,

Distinctive Learning

Hands-on training from industry experts; intensive, practical reporting experience in the country’s most vibrant, diverse city; multimedia production in leading-edge editing suites and digital first newsrooms; minimum six-week for-credit internship in one of North America’s largest news media markets; international exchange opportunities in Europe, Asia or Australia.

After Graduation

Digital is changing the world of news communications, and people are more connected than ever before. Thrive in diverse career sectors including social media, digital, television, radio, newspaper and magazine newsrooms; arts, sports and fashion media; communications and public relations; business, research agencies, government policy and international development. Pursue fields such as law, politics, communications, international relations, information science or graduate studies.

What You Need to Know

Domestic Fees Range: $7,644 - $8,387
International Fees Range: $25,991 - $26,570

For detailed fees information visit Fees by Program.

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.

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 Acknowledgement email that will include your Ryerson Student Number. Your Ryerson Student Number must be clearly printed on all non-academic materials you submit.

Your non-academic requirements, listed below, are due by February 1, 2019 or 10 business days from your application submission date, whichever comes later.

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