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Journalism (BJourn)

Where You Belong

“When I started in Journalism at Ryerson, we established the fundamentals of what we needed. In my second year it really started to broaden up, we learned about the different mediums. You’re exposed to a lot, and you get to pick what you like, which is really cool. I feel I can do so much with my Journalism degree.”


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Is It for You?

The need for experts who can sift through the noise and produce insightful and engaging stories has never been higher. Study Journalism at Ryerson and be equipped to change the world: you’ll gain transferable and marketable skills in interviewing, critical thinking, writing and research, thanks to hands-on training from industry experts. You’ll learn to put current events in context and understand key issues and trends. You’ll also develop practical reporting experience from our leading-edge newsrooms, editing suites and an internship.

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What You Need to Know

 Program Format(s)
Full Time: Four Year; Advanced Standing

 Degree Earned
Bachelor of Journalism

 Grade Range

 Non-Academic Requirements

 Experiential Learning

 Thinking of applying? Make sure the program is still accepting applications.

*Actual minimum grade ranges required for fall 2020 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 2020/2021

Domestic Fees Range: $7,046 - $7,814
International Fees Range: $28,638 - $29,611

For detailed fees information visit Fees by Program.

New for fall 2020: Journalism is a Grades-Only program. There are no Non-Academic Requirements needed with your application.

Academic 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.

After Graduation

Thrive in diverse career sectors including social media, digital, television, radio, newspaper, magazine newsrooms; communications and public relations; international development and government policy. You may work as a technical writer, journalist, communications officer, policy writer, or social media specialist. Or, pursue graduate studies in fields such as law, international relations or politics.

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