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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Arts - Journalism

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Arts - Journalism

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    17,208 CAD

  • Application fee

    55 CAD

  • Years of study

    4 years

  • PGWP Duration

    3 years

  • Min required GPA

    70 out of 100

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-September 01-June-2022 01-June-2022
Winter-January 01-October-2022 01-October-2022

Overview

Bachelor of Arts - Journalism

Journalism is about finding and telling accurate stories that matter. 

It shapes public opinion and helps people understand the political and social world.

Journalism encourages open-mindedness and demands objectivity so the public can weigh options and develop informed opinions about world issues. 

 

Discovering Journalism:

The Major in Journalism (36 credit hours) explores the art of storytelling in the digital age. 

The program offers a variety of courses that allow students to develop storytelling skills using multi-media tools, including video, photography, sound, and social media platforms. 

The program promotes strong writing skills, the exploration of media ethics and the influence of new media in society. 

The program is designed for students with an interest in professional journalism and digital content production.

 

Critical And Transferable Skills:

Being a Journalism student means developing advanced skills in writing and editing, as well as in presenting information in a compelling way and making sense of complex issues and events.

Students will learn to identify issues that others have missed or overlooked. 

They will ask important questions and deliver facts and details in ways that shed light on otherwise complicated situations.

Students will also learn to get to the root of a story and inform the public on things they need to know.

Since journalists are constantly reporting on a wide variety of topics, students' ability to digest information, think critically about it, and react appropriately will become second nature.

 

You Might Be Interested In Studying Journalism If...

  • You are curious, energetic, and expressive
  • You care about other people, the community you live in, and the state of the world in general
  • You like to write and tell stories

Smart cost estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$28,248

Total costs

yearly

$6,912

Cost of living

1 person

$4,128

Accommodation

1 bed room

$17,208

Tuition

1 person

Academic requirements

The Bachelor of Arts program is open to high school applicants, transfer applicants, returning students, and adult learners.

 

General requirement:

  • High school graduation
  • Minimum average of 70% on five successfully completed Grade 12 academic courses including Grade 12 academic English (or French for applicants from Francophone schools)
  • Four Grade 12 academic electives from the list below

 

China (PRC)

Senior High School Graduation Examination and Chinese National University Entrance Examinations.

India

An average of "satisfactory" 70% on five academic courses on the India Senior School Certificate awarded by Central Board of Secondary Education/Indian School Certificate (awarded by Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations - CISCE).

Year 12 State Board Exams with excellent results will also be considered individually.

Iran

High School Diploma and Pre-university Year Certificate.

Required documents

  • Academic/Official Transcripts
  • Language Proficiency (If Applicable)
  • Passport or Visa Documents

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6.5
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listening
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writing
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speaking
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reading

TOEFL

89
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listening
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writing
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speaking
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reading

PTE

61
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listening
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writing
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speaking
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reading

Cambridge

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Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

Duolingo English Test (DET): Minimum score of 105 

 

Within the Bachelor of Arts, St. Thomas offers a unique English as a Second Language (ESL) programme for students whose level of English proficiency is not high enough to pursue regular studies at an English-language university. 

These students are provided the opportunity to begin university studies for credit while they continue to improve their language skills in a planned, individualized programme of study.

To be eligible for this program, students must have:

  • TOEFL 61 - 89
  • IELTS 5.0 - 6.5
  • PTE 50 - 61
  • and the equivalent on other tests.

 

All of the courses students take in the ESL programme carry academic credit.


Career opportunities

  • Digital Content Designer
  • Digital Content Producer
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Journalist
  • Media Researcher
  • Podcast Host
  • Presenter

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