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Bachelor of Journalism

Thompson Rivers University, Canada


Next enrollment cycle

May 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 14,260

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  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
Hone your skills to excel in the evolving world of journalism and communications. The practical focus of the BJour degree is on writing, editing, interviewing, photography and working with technology to produce print and online publications. Explore theory such as media law and journalistic ethics, and cultivate decision-making and critical-thinking skills. Prepare for a career in news organizations or communication and media liaison departments.
  • The practical side of the program focuses on writing, editing, interviewing, taking photographs, and working with new technology to produce print and online publications. The theory side of the program emphasizes media law, journalistic ethics, decision-making and critical thinking.
  • Students are encouraged to develop and hone their skills through working with widely circulated hard copy and electronic publications. The program is also structured to accommodate students with a wide range of educational and practical experience, as well as to provide a broad set of career and educational options for graduates. The Bachelor of Journalism is an intensive, four-year degree that blends theory and skill development, to train students for jobs as journalists and communication specialists.
  • Fees based on (15 credits/5 courses)

Enrollment Cycles

  • May 2023
  • September 2023
  • January 2024

Competitive admission

  •  Grade 12 (or equivalent) or mature student status
  •  English Studies 12/English First Peoples 12 with a minimum of 73% (or equivalent)

If you don’t meet the requirements

  • Students entering at third year must have completed 60 post-secondary credits. Those applicants who have taken no prior journalism or communication courses are required to complete 48 credits of journalism, including the four core second-year courses. Core curriculum will be adjusted during academic counseling as appropriate for students who have already taken journalism or communication courses in their first and second years.

Courses Offered


  • Business Presentations
  • Introduction to Communications
  • Introduction to Professional Writing
  • Communications English
  • Business, Professional and Academic Composition
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Technology and Communication
  • Professional Business and Technical Writing
  • Technical Writing
  • Digital Imaging and Editing
  • Research Methods in Communication
  • Travel Media
  • Advanced Professional Communication
  • Studies in Communication, Film and Digital Production
  • Citizen/Consumer Identities
  • Organizational Communications
  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • Introduction to Reporting Skills and Techniques
  • Journalism Career Prep I
  • Online Journalism
  • Beat Reporting
  • Research Methods
  • Outlaw Journalists
  • Senior Project


  • Business Presentations
  • Introduction to Professional Writing
  • Communications English
  • Occupational Writing for AHTs
  • Business, Professional and Academic Composition
  • Technical Writing
  • Report Writing and Presentation for Students of Respiratory Therapy
  • Professional Presentation/Communication, Police and Justice Studies
  • Mass Communication and the Popular Culture Industry
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Professional Business and Technical Writing
  • Critical Thinking and Writing for Science and Technology
  • Digital Imaging and Editing
  • Travel Media
  • Digital Communities
  • Advanced Professional Communication
  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • Introduction to News Photography and Videography
  • Layout and Design for Newspapers and Magazines
  • Media and Public Relations
  • Media Law and Ethics
  • Journalism Career Prep II
  • Advanced Online and Multimedia Journalism
  • Journalism Senior Project
  • Journalism Career Prep III
  • Tuition $448.65
  •  Fees $191.91 
  • Books and supplies 
  • Typically about $150 per course $150.00 
  • Total (CDN) $790.56

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