Programs

The School of Journalism offers two degree options: the Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (BAJ) and the Master of Journalism (MJ)


1. The Bachelor of Arts in Journalism will take two academic years to complete: three semesters of course work and one semester as a paid intern at one of the many newsrooms associated with the School.

Students in the BAJ program may also work on a minor in Arts, Fine Arts or Sciences. Courses taken in pre-journalism may be applied to a minor in any of these areas. Students may declare up to two minors (18–24 credit hours). Students wishing to do so must maintain a 65% average in the classes used to fulfill the requirements of a minor. For information on requirements please look under the appropriate subject area in the University of Regina Calendar. At least 9 credit hours of the minor must be taken at the University of Regina.

To be eligible to apply for admission to the BA in Journalism program, a student must have an undergraduate degree, or have completed the pre-journalism with an academic average of at least 70%.

Pre-journalism program provides applicants with a liberal arts foundation.  These 60 credit hours include some specific courses (as listed below). Students are advised to develop a concentration of study in not more than two disciplines.

Pre-journalism requirements:

  • ENGL 100
  • Any course in MATH, STAT, CS (except CS 100), PHIL 150, 352, 450, 452, 460, SOST 201, ECON 224
  • Any course in ART, ARTH, CTCH, FA, FILM, MU, MUCO, MUEN, MUHI, MUTH, THAC, THDS, THEA or THST
  • Any course in ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, GEOL or PHYS that has a laboratory component, or GEOG 121
  • One of the following:  ENGL 110,  RLST 245 or 248, PHIL 100 or SOST 110
  • Any two language courses in the same language other than English
  • Any course in ANTH, GEOG 100, 120 or RLST (except RLST 181, 184, 186, 188, 281, 284, 288)
  • Any course in HIST or CLAS 100 or IDS 100
  • Any course in ECON, IS, JS, PSCI, PSYC, SOC, SOST, WGST or GEOG (except GEOG 100, 120, 121, 309, 321,
  •    323, 325, 327, 329, 333, 411, 421, 423, 429, or 431),
  • Any course in INA, INAH, INCA, INDG, INHS or any one of ENGL 310AA-ZZ; GEOG 344; HIST 310; JS 350, 351;
  •    PSCI 338 or SOC 214 or other courses approved by the Faculty of Arts as having substantial Indigenous content,
  •    including special studies course
  • THREE courses chosen from THREE of the following groups:
  • Any ECON course
  • A course emphasizing Canadian history
  • A course above the introductory level emphasizing Canadian politics and government
  • A course dealing with the media in a social science context : SOST 110, INCA 283, PSCI 434
  • Six additional electives

All students who complete the above requirements will be considered for admission; however, students are advised to complete ENGL 110 and PHIL 150 among their core requirements. They are further advised to complete their second language requirement in French. Finally, students are advised to choose some of the following courses as electives: SOC 100 and/or SOC 203; PSCI 100 and/or PSCI 230; ENGL 251, 351.

Students who complete the pre-journalism program must apply for admission to the School of Journalism.  The school accepts applications every January.  Consul the ‘How to apply’ tab for details.

Students wishing to begin the pre-journalism part of the program at the University of Regina should contact the Admissions Department at theUniversity of Regina (306-585-4591), regarding admission to the Faculty of Arts through the University of Regina, Campion College, Luther College or the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College (as a pre-journalism student).

For further information on the BAJ program, please visit the School of Journalism section of the Undergraduate Calendar.

2. The Master of Journalism has two options.

Option 1 - Direct entry (1 year accelerated stream)
Candidates already holding a bachelor's degree in journalism and a minimum of three years experience as a working journalist may apply directly to the Faculty of Graduate Studies to enter the accelerated, 1 year program option. This option will be available for studies beginning in the fall of 2016.

Option 2 - Bridging entry (2 year enhanced stream)
Those who do not hold a bachelor’s degree in Journalism must complete a qualifying year of under-graduate course work in the fundamentals of journalism theory and practice before applying to the MJ program. This year consists of two terms of basic training and a paid newsroom internship prior to entering the Master's year. For those with significant professional experience, the internship requirement may be waived. Applicants to the enhanced stream apply directly to the School of Journalism.

Bridging Student Program (done as an undergraduate student. Please contact the School of Journalism)
Students admitted to the Bridging Program must successfully complete all requirements before applying for admission and enrolling in the Master of Journalism (MJ) one year program as listed above.

Fall semester (15 cr. hrs)

JRN 300

3 cr. hrs

JRN 301

3 cr. hrs

JRN 302

3 cr. hrs

JRN 303

3 cr. hrs

JRN 304

3 cr. hrs

Winter semester (15 cr. hrs)

JRN 305

3 cr. hrs

JRN 306

3 cr. hrs

JRN 307

3 cr. hrs

JRN 308

3 cr. hrs

JRN 3xx level Elective

3 cr. hrs

Spring/Summer semester (15 cr. hrs)

JRN 400* (Internship)

15 cr. hrs

TOTAL

45 cr. hrs

*Satisfactory completion of JRN 300, 301, 302, 303 and 304