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Journalism - BJourn

Is it for you?

The world needs storytellers who can sift through the noise and produce insightful and engaging stories that make an impact on the world. Come study Journalism in the heart of Toronto, search for the truth, and create insightful and engaging news stories at the core of Canada’s media industries. 

Master professional writing and storytelling techniques for text, audio, visual, virtual and social media formats. Be ahead of the curve when you graduate with intensive real-world reporting experience in the country’s most vibrant and diverse city. Graduate with multimedia production skills using our leading-edge editing suites, latest media technologies and digital-first newsrooms.

Program info

Faculty: 
The Creative School

Program format(s): 
Full time: 4 Year

Degree: 
Bachelor of Journalism

Grade range: 
Low 80s1

Requirements: 
Grades-Only

Experiential learning: 
Optional internship


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 on the admission requirements page.

Tuition and fees 

For detailed fees information, visit tuition and fees by program.

Full-time format 2023-2024:

Ontario students fees range: $7,232 - $7,738
Out-of-province students fees range: $8,060 - $8,582
International student fees range: $33,462 - $33,881

First-year courses

Here is a preview of first-year courses based on the available undergraduate calendar information.

1st & 2nd Semester

REQUIRED:

  • JRN 103 Introduction to Journalism
  • JRN 104 Approaches and Techniques for Journalists
  • JRN 105 Multimedia News Reporting
  • JRN 106 Visualizing Facts

OPEN ELECTIVE: One Open Elective

LIBERAL STUDIES:
Two courses from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

CORE ELECTIVE: Two courses from the following:

  • ECN 104 Introductory Microeconomics
  • ECN 204 Introductory Macroeconomics
  • ENG 110 Literatures Across Borders
  • ENG 208 Introduction to Non-Fiction
  • HIS 490 International Relations from 1945
  • HST 407 Canada from 1885: The Struggle for Identity
  • POG 100 People, Power and Politics
  • POG 110 Power and Influence in Canadian Politics

Your future

  • Digital journalism
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Communications and public relations
  • International development
  • Law and government policy
  • Technical writing
  • Social media 
  • Entrepreneurship

Graduate studies including TMU’s graduate degrees in:

  • Documentary Media
  • Media Production
  • Digital Media
  • Professional Communication
  • Communication and Culture

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


Student spotlight

Journalism alumna takes on new role as CBS News correspondent

Journalism alumna Shanelle Kaul has stepped into a new role as a correspondent with CBS News, where she is based in New York. Kaul has an impressive resume in the field of journalism –  most recently at CP24, appearing on networks and shows like CTV News Channel, Your Morning and The Social.

Read more: From New York to Washington D.C., follow Shanelle Kaul along for a day in her life

Image courtesy of Shanelle Kaul

Shanelle Kaul conducting an interview.


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Notes:

  1. Actual minimum grade ranges required for fall 2024 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. TMU reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.

Disclaimer: 

While every effort is made to ensure accuracy on this site, in the event of a discrepancy, TMU's current Undergraduate Calendar is the official reference.