Program Description:

In the Bachelor of Communication Studies program, you major in journalism or professional communication. Your degree prepares you for a strategic role in business, traditional and new media, not-for-profit and public sector organizations—wherever clear, correct and effective messages are valued. Guided by faculty who are working in the interdisciplinary and evolving fields of journalism and professional communication, you learn how to deliver clear and compelling messages using a variety of media.

As a professional news journalist, you investigate ideas and uncover the truth. In this major, you prepare for the journalism industry, learning in-depth writing, research and reporting skills. The major in Journalism provides you with a set of integrative skills that include writing, research and reporting skills. Option courses let you specialize based on your interests: online digital storytelling, arts and culture reporting, feature writing, current affairs reporting, investigative reporting, and film/radio documentary production.

Admissions Criteria:

Regular Admission: Minimum 65% average: ELA 30-1, 4 Group A, B, C, or D

Mature Admission: ELA 30-1 (minimum 65%) OR 6 credits university-level English (minimum C-)

Previous Post-Secondary: A minimum of 24 university-level credits with a minimum Admission Grade Point Average (AGPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale and must have completed the required core courses listed under the Regular Admission Category.

Additional Criteria: Writing Assessment (minimum 65%)

See MacEwan University’s Admissions website.

Program Contact Information:

Bachelor of Communication Studies: Home page

Faculty/instructor listing

Student Publications:

Earth Common Journal – International undergraduate publication for academic papers relating to climate change, conservation, and sustainability

Bolo Tie Collective – Collaboration between English and Communication students for fiction work.

The Scavenger – Online-only publication of news relating to Edmonton and Alberta.

The Griff – Print journal relating to events and news at MacEwan University.

Social, Health & Communication Studies Journal

The Capital Report – annual eMagazine that publishes top journalistic accounts written by students in BCSC424: Reporting on Canadian Politics