Program Description

Bachelor of Journalism (Honours)

The truth-telling role has never been more important than it is today. Humber’s Bachelor of Journalism degree program helps you develop all the skills you will need to report on the biggest and most compelling stories in your community and around the world. Journalism is the perfect field for students with a desire to inform and engage the public. In addition to traditional skills like critical thinking, researching, reporting and interviewing, you will also learn how to use audio, text, video, and photos to create compelling online stories for a wide range of digital platforms.

You will study both the theoretical and practical aspects of journalism, and you’ll do it using the latest industry-standard hardware and software in Humber’s Newsroom. You will have access to and learn from instructors with deep and varied journalism experience. You will have the chance to pursue your interests with journalism classes that will teach you to cover sports, arts, politics, lifestyle and more. Breadth education electives will help you expand your knowledge in a variety of areas.

Our program has been designed with input from journalists and media professionals ensuring that it provides the skills required for a wide variety of journalism careers.

Admissions Criteria:

  • Admission selection is based on three requirements:
    1. Academic: Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4U or equivalent) minimum 65 per cent
      • Five Grade 12 U or M courses
      • Overall minimum grade point average (GPA) 65 per cent

    Mature student status or  College or university transfer status.

    1. English Language Proficiency

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

    1. International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

    Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

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Program Contact Information:

For more information,

Program co-ordinator:
Dan Rowe
416-675-6622 ext. 79312

Student publication:

  • Students report daily on the Skedline website and Skedlive webcast.