BJ Program Information
Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) Program
The Bachelor of Journalism program at Carleton is a four-year Honours program.
You must earn 20.0 credits to obtain a BJ degree. Of those, 8.0 are mandatory journalism courses.
In addition, there is a Canadian history requirement worth 1.0 credit.
Of your remaining 11.0 credits, 4.0 must be from a field other than journalism – and 7.0 are open. This means you can choose electives from journalism and/or follow your interests in other programs.
Many students opt to study “Journalism and …” – in other words, they pursue a Combined Honours degree.
For additional program requirements and course descriptions check the Undergraduate Calendar.
Our apprenticeships program gives you the opportunity for “real world” work. It will help you build your portfolio and make professional contacts that will enhance your career prospects.
BJ students in third and fourth year are eligible.
How to join us
- Ontario High School Students
If you are presently finishing your last year of high school you must obtain your Personal Access Information (login information) from your guidance office before applying online through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC).
- Ontario High School Graduates and Canadian High School Students
Apply online at the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC).
- U.S. and International Students
United States high school students, international students, and international Baccalaureate students, please see information on how to apply on Carleton University’s Admissions website.