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Bachelor's Degree Program

Journalism

Want to know the best reasons to earn your journalism degree from the University of Regina in Saskatchewan?

  • Only journalism program in Canada that offers paid 13-week internships
  • 90 per cent of our journalism degree graduates land jobs in the field within a year of graduation
  • Key courses capped at 26 students to ensure personal attention needed to grow your talent and professionalism

Whether you want to work in print/online, television, radio, documentary, literary journalism, or investigative fields, this bachelor’s degree in journalism teaches you to:

  • Do research and interviews
  • Communicate clearly
  • Think critically
  • Report objectively
  • Use social media to handle the pressures of the 24/7 news cycle
  • Work inside studios with the same editing, camera and sound equipment used in media today

Hint: Many of these technical skills rank as important as reporting and the content itself

Your journalism journey starts here. First, you complete university undergraduate and pre-journalism courses, which typically takes two years. Then, you apply to the School of Journalism. If accepted, you complete two years of intensive journalism classes and work with faculty-mentors who teach relevant courses such as:

  • Rights and Responsibilities of the Journalist
  • Photo Journalism
  • Investigative Journalism
  • Advanced Radio, Documentary and Magazine Writing

We also encourage you to explore your options in U of R's Co-operative Education and Internships program . And, if you join our UR Guarantee program, you will gain access to personalized advising, as well as the ability to return for another year of undergraduate courses for free if you don't receive career-related employment.

What is Journalism?

If the idea of chasing down information, experts and facts sounds fun, then our bachelor’s degree in journalism makes a good match for your interests and aspirations!

A long-standing profession, journalism changes constantly. It attracts smart, curious people.

In journalism courses, you learn critical thinking and how to use your natural born skepticism. Your passion and education combine to find, research and report information that communities need to know.

Sometimes that means holding those in power accountable. Sometimes that means telling important stories that inspire. Sometimes that means providing details to keep people safe.

The importance of journalism keeps growing — and it goes beyond words and images. At the University of Regina, learn clear communication and objectivity, which means not being influenced by personal feelings or opinions.

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Quick Facts

Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts in Journalism Bachelor of Journalism
Length: 4 years (2 years pre-journalism / undergraduate university studies + 2 years intensive journalism studies)
Location: University of Regina Campion College First Nations University of Canada Luther College
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
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Why Study Journalism at the University of Regina?

We are the only journalism program in Canada that offers paid 13-week internships. Also, your day-to-day coursework at the University of Regina functions as a living laboratory.

Write and produce news stories constantly. Meet people from all walks of life. Even better? Complete all assignments with access to world-class journalism facilities that feature:

  • Fully functioning television and radio studios
  • Unlimited access to radio and television editing suites
  • Wide range of video/DSLR cameras, lenses, microphones and lighting equipment
  • A computer workstation for each student
  • New or upgraded computers in every lab, studio and editing suite

We offer $60,000 in scholarships and awards annually, including scholarships to intern abroad.

U of R welcomes students from many countries and from different backgrounds. We embrace all voices and perspectives. The journalism school, and U of R as a whole, emphasizes inclusion, equity and diversity as core values. Join your generation of journalists in better recognizing and avoiding racial and other biases in your work.

Award-Winning Investigative Journalism

Journalism students at the University of Regina partnered with National Observer, the Toronto Star and Global News to produce an award-winning documentary called Crude Power: An Investigation into Oil, Money and Influence in Saskatchewan.

Journalism Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply to the School of Journalism to earn this journalism degree?
  • Step 1: Complete prerequisite university and Arts courses. We refer to this period as pre-journalism. It typically takes two years.
  • Step 2: Apply to the School of Journalism.
  • Step 3: If accepted, complete four semesters in intensive journalism studies, including your one-year internship.
  • Step 4: Graduate with a four-year Bachelor of Journalism degree.
What are the graduation requirements for the journalism degree program?

Graduation requirements break down like this:

  • Three semesters of journalism coursework
  • One 13-week paid internship in the newsroom of a newspaper, radio or television broadcaster, or in a communications department
When you meet internship standards for work and professionalism, you pass the internship and graduate.
What journalism courses will I take?

Your U of R journalism degree plan includes introductory, intermediate and advanced courses in print journalism and broadcast journalism.

Plus, your courses address the requirements and challenges of today’s multimedia environment. It’s a big deal!

Other required journalism courses include:

  • Rights and Responsibilities of the Journalist
  • Research Techniques for Journalists
  • Foundations of Interviewing for Journalists
  • Investigative Journalism
  • Contemporary Issues in Journalism
Also, pick from elective journalism courses such as documentary journalism, photojournalism, magazine writing and advanced print. Your dream project awaits.
What journalism scholarships are available
We offer nearly 30 journalism scholarships and awards, totaling $60,000 annually.
Are there study abroad opportunities?
Yes! U of R even awards scholarships so that you can complete your internship with media outlets abroad in places such as Thailand.

Journalism Program Concepts and Goals

The Bachelor of Journalism degree at the University of Regina prepares you to engage and inform Canadians and people across the globe.

Build skills

  • Cover daily or breaking news
  • Produce documentary-length broadcast pieces
  • Write long-form nonfiction magazine articles
  • Develop photojournalism and visual storytelling techniques
  • Do in-depth investigative reporting

Tackle issues

  • How to discuss and debate ethics
  • Why journalism history drives media outcomes today
  • What research methods meet professional standards, including the rights and responsibilities of using first-person sources and materials

Get jobs

Complete your Bachelor of Journalism degree and compete for a variety of jobs in journalism.

The U of R journalism degree produces talented and qualified general assignment reporters with professionalism and the required technical skills to do the day-to-day journalism work.

What Can You Do With a Journalism Degree?

More than 90 per cent of our journalism degree graduates land jobs in the field within a year of graduation.

Graduates of the U of R School of Journalism with a bachelor’s degree in journalism pursue a variety of journalism jobs such as these.

To explore minors that may be available in this program area, please visit the Academic Calendar or meet with your faculty advisor in the Academic Advising Office after you are admitted.

  • Staff writer / reporter for print, online, radio or television media outlets
  • Staff or freelance feature reporter / writer for news organizations, magazines or top online outlets
  • Multimedia specialist for news outlets or other organizations
  • Social media manager for news outlets or other organizations
  • Photojournalist
  • Investigative journalist
  • Documentary maker
  • Media relations specialist
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