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Bachelor of Journalism

Bachelor of Journalism (2016-2017)

How to Apply

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Program Length

Eight semesters, beginning in September


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Contact Information

Dan Rowe, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 79312


The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters is
– domestic $7,446.54
– international $14,800.
Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.


Start DatesAvailability
2016 SeptemberOpen

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:
• Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
– Grade 12 English (ENG4U or equivalent) minimum 65 per cent
– Grade 11 or 12 Mathematics (MCR3U, MCF3M, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U or equivalent) minimum 60 per cent. (Students who do not possess Grade 11 or Grade 12 Math at the U or M level, or who have achieved a grade below 60 per cent may be considered for admission.  Student will be be required to successfully complete a math equivalency course during their first year at Humber. Additional course fees will apply.)
– Four Grade 12 U or M courses in addition to those listed above
– Overall minimum grade point average (GPA) 65 per cent
• Mature student status
• College or university transfer status

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

Our Program

Humber’s four-year Bachelor of Journalism degree program provides students with the knowledge, skills and abilities required for in-depth work as a journalist in a multi-platform digital environment. In addition to the traditional skills of researching, reporting and interviewing, you will learn how to bring together audio, text and video in a web-based environment to create compelling stories. Throughout the program you will learn how to manage web-based content for both websites and hand-held devices while incorporating social media into your work.

You will study both the theoretical and practical aspects of journalism using the latest equipment in a newly constructed newsroom in Humber’s Lakeshore Commons building. You will have access to industry-standard software and hardware and will be taught by instructors who will bring their industry experience into the classroom. At the same time, an emphasis will be placed on examining the history of journalism and the role of the journalist in society. You will also enhance and expand your knowledge through general education electives, which will be taken each semester.

Our program has been designed with input from journalists and media professionals to ensure the curriculum is current and provides the skills necessary for employment.

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Work Term

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How to Apply

Your Career

Technology, the Internet and social media have forever changed how information is created and shared. In the digital age, journalists have far more reach than ever before, as news organizations experiment with innovative ways to tell stories and shape opinions using a range of media across multiple platforms. Humber’s Bachelor of Journalism degree program puts you on the inside track to this challenging and fast-paced profession.

When you graduate, you will be ready to experience the thrill of reporting on important local, national and international news, as well as sports, entertainment and lifestyle stories and the reward of keeping audiences up-to-date with informative, compelling stories. You will reflect the world back to audiences across today’s multimedia spectrum, where information can be accessed through print, broadcast, the web and mobile media. Reporting live from the scene of breaking news, you will learn to craft informative stories about current affairs and put issues and trends into context with insightful analysis.

In addition to journalism, you will have the skills to pursue a career as a web content producer, media relations manager, editor, communications specialist and researcher, as well as a variety of positions relating to digital media production.

Our Industry Partnerships

Industry partners include CBC TV and Radio, The FAN 590, 680News, CFRB, CTV, TSN, CHTV, Rogers TV, TV Ontario, A Channel Barrie, National Post, Toronto Sun, Toronto Star, Transcontinental Magazines, Metroland Newspapers, Business Information Group, the Ontario Community Newspaper Association and The Canadian Daily Newspaper Association. Partners provide input on program curriculum and offer placements.

Our Faculty

For information regarding faculty credentials for this program, visit Faculty Credentials.

Work Placement

You will complete a 14-week work placement in the summer between years three and four. This placement provides an opportunity to gain experience in your chosen field and to meet professionals in journalism and digital communications settings. Many of the placements are offered in the Greater Toronto Area, a hub for Canada’s media industry. The work settings and the work itself supports your professional development and will provide you with both the knowledge and skills required to enter the profession, as well as the confidence to perform the work required.

Alternative Course of Study

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for the Bachelor of Journalism degree program should consider applying for Humber’s Journalism advanced diploma program 04751. Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 70 per cent or more will be considered for admission to Humber’s Bachelor of Journalism degree program. Graduates may then complete the degree program with the equivalent of four semesters of full-time study plus a work term. Graduates must also possess ENG4U, Humber’s COMM 200/WRIT 100 or COMM 300/WRIT 200 with a grade of 70 per cent or more, plus a Grade 11 U-level Mathematics or equivalent.

Mature students (applicants 21 years of age or over) and/or transfer students (applicants with postsecondary education) should refer to the Mature Student Status and the College or University Transfer for admission criteria.

End Notes

Humber has been granted consent by the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this degree for a seven-year term starting January 4, 2011. In conformity with the Minister’s criteria and requirements, Humber will submit an application for the renewal of the consent for this program 12 months prior to the expiration of the consent. Humber shall ensure that all students admitted to the above-named program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.

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