Our three-year undergraduate program consists of three options:
The goal of these programs is to provide students with a professional formation concentrated along two axes. The emphasis in the production workshops - radio and television broadcasting, print and on-line media - is on practical skills, with newsroom standards applied to all assignments and activities. As much as possible, students work in "live" news situations, covering the same kinds of news events as professional working journalists. Complementing these workshops are the seminars and lecture-based courses which concentrate on the theoretical and analytical dimensions of journalism education, with a particular focus on the social, economic, political and ideological contexts in which journalism is practiced. This blend of theory and practice enables our students to set the foundation for a career in news production, develop skills of critical reflection and grow to understand the complexities and increasing diversity of the society their journalism is intended to serve.
Students' course work is complemented by internship opportunities which allow students to gain valuable newsroom experience.
Please Note: To qualify for graduation, journalism students must demonstrate a working knowledge of French. The only students exempt from this requirement are students who have attended a French-language high school or CEGEP and international students paying international fees. More information: pdf
Please Note: Students receiving a C- or less in one journalism course may move forward on probation. Students receiving a C- or less in two or more journalism courses in any given semester must meet with the Undergraduate Program Director, and, in consultation with the Chair, discuss whether they will be allowed to continue to the next level on probation or repeat the courses before they move forward.
Students whose GPA falls below 2.0 will be asked to take 24 credits outside the program and maintain a GPA above 2.0 in order to be readmitted to the journalism program.