Programs

Journalism

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About this Program

Degrees offered in areas including:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

The University of Regina, Faculty of Arts admits students into the third year of a four year Bachelor of Arts in Journalism degree.

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: https://www.uregina.ca/student/registrar/publications/, 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  • Supporting Documents (articles that have been written for publication, unpublished writing samples or relevant supporting material)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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