Programs & Courses

Journalism and Communication


About the Program

Journalism involves the investigation and reporting of news, events, issues and trends to a broad audience. You can begin your Journalism studies at MHC and apply to transfer to the University of Regina. Degrees offered in areas including:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

Pre-Journalism requirements:
Completion of 60 credit hours of specified pre-journalism courses, with a minimum program grade point average (PGPA) of 70%. For a listing of required classes, please consult the University of Regina Official Undergraduate Calendar available here:, or a Medicine Hat College Academic Advisor.

Additional requirements for admission:

  • Completed application form
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Supporting Documents (articles that have been written for publication, unpublished writing samples or relevant supporting material)
  • Entrance examination that includes an essay, an English proficiency test, critical thinking, and knowledge of current events.
  • Selection Board interview

High School Route
(Alberta High School courses or equivalents with a minimum 60% average in the required courses) 

  • ELA 30-1
  • Pure Math 30 or Math 30-1 or Math 30-2 or a 30-level second language 
  • Two additional 30-level academic subjects
  • One Grade 12 5-credit subject (excluding Special Projects)

Mature Route
The following are minimum admission requirements. Please see an advisor for additional course-specific pre-requisites.

  • ELA 30-1
  • One other 30-level academic subject

Note: some majors at some universities require Pure Math 30 or Math 30-1 or Math 30-2 (ie. U of C Social Science)

Please see the program calendar or consult with an academic advisor for an up to date set of courses related to Journalism.

A career in journalism can lead to employment as:

  • writer for newspapers, magazines and other print media
  • online writer for web news or blogs
  • writer or reporter for television, radio
  • proof reader
  • critic
  • columnist
  • editor or associate editor
  • researcher

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Many programs offered at Medicine Hat College qualify for transfer credits to other institutions. In some cases, you must transfer to another institution to complete your program and gain your credential.

The ACADEMIC CALENDAR has official information on transfer options for each program.
Please consult the calendar or meet with an academic advisor for more information.

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