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Grade ranges and fall 2019 admissions requirements will be posted in August 2018. Please use the following information as a guide until that time. Thank you!

Journalism (BJourn)

Program Overview


Full-Time, Four-Year

Degree Earned: Bachelor of Journalism

Ontario Secondary School Students:
2017 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 2018 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 2018/2019

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

For detailed fees information visit Fees by Program.

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.

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, 2018 or 10 business days from your application submission date, whichever comes later.

Please review instructions for PDF fileHow to Complete Fillable PDF Forms.

"At Facebook, we care a lot about supporting good journalism. That's why we launched the Facebook Journalism Project. It's focused on three important areas: working with media partners to create News products, offering training and tools for journalists, and finding new ways to give people the information they need to make smart choices about the news they read. As part of this work, we are thrilled to announce a new partnership with Ryerson University to support digital news start-ups."


Sheryl Sandberg
Chief Operating Officer

Q: What's your favourite part of the program?

A: The way they treat you like a journalist the second you walk in on day one.


Julianna Garofalo,

"I think what makes Ryerson stand out, and certainly here in the School of Journalism, is our capacity to give students the experience to understand what they're doing. Everyone knows our reputation for hands-on learning, or what we call experiential learning, but that reputation is well-deserved. We make our students get out there and start interviewing people, start writing stories, start speaking truth to power."

Ann Rauhala
Associate Chair and Professor, Journalism