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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 storytellers who can sift through the noise and produce insightful and engaging stories has never been greater. Study Journalism in the heart of Toronto, and learn transferable and marketable skills in reporting, writing, research, critical thinking, interviewing, and media production from instructors with industry experience. You’ll learn to put current events in context, understand key issues and trends, dispel rumours and misinformation and help paint an accurate picture of the world through text, audio, visual and social media. You’ll also develop practical reporting experience from our leading-edge studios, editing suites, digital-first newsrooms and internships.

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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
77-80%+*

 Non-Academic Requirements
None

 Experiential Learning
Internship

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*Actual minimum grade ranges required for fall 2021 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.

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 prerequisite 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 digital journalism, television, radio, newspapers and magazines; 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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