Information is the lifeblood of the modern world, the connector of communities. Journalists add the context. They are masters of the written word—printed, posted or tweeted. They give voice to the most compelling stories of our time. They capture and create powerful images—videos, photos, graphic visualizations—that bring issues and ideas to life.

Whether your goal is to cover the news, shape public policy, promote worthy causes or generate buzz about the Next Big Thing, a Carleton journalism education is the perfect path to any career in truth-seeking, change-making or storytelling.

Bachelor of Journalism

Our Journalism program will prepare you for the exciting challenges that await you in the digital world of journalism, working as a reporter, writer or broadcaster. At Carleton, we believe that the best preparation for someone seeking a career in the media is a solid, broad-based university education. That’s why you will study Canadian history and take courses in a field other than journalism in addition to your required journalism courses. You also have the option of acquiring a Combined Honours degree in a wide range of disciplines such as history, legal studies, sociology, political science, communication studies or English literature.

Bachelor of Journalism and Humanities

For those who wish to gain an in-depth understanding of world culture and history while training for a career, Carleton offers a Bachelor of Journalism and Humanities degree. Students in this degree program spend half their time taking core journalism courses and the other half studying art history, classics, literature, etc.

Carleton’s Capital Advantage

Where else will your class assignments take you from Parliament Hill to the National Gallery or city streets to the Supreme Court? Media organizations, NGO headquarters, national business associations and policy think tanks: they’re all here in our capital city, and they all have stories. At Carleton, you’ll learn how to tell them.

Learn more about our Capital Advantage

Where can a degree in Journalism take you?*

The graph under “All Records” shows outcomes from all Journalism alumni we followed. For a focus on more recent alumni, see the graph under “Since 2005.”

Examples of Alumni Job Titles (all records)

Academic Administrator
Academic Dean
-federal government
-international organization
Bureau Chief
-crown corporation
-financial sector
-international media center
-learning and development
-news organization
-non-profit organization
Director General:
-federal government
Director of Development
& Marketing:

-federal government
-industry magazine
-news organization
-religious organization
-trade organization
-university communications
Elected Official
Events Coordinator
-crown corporation
-financial institution
-health sector
-international government
-national organization
-non-profit organization
Financial Professional
HR Specialist
Information Management

Policy Analyst:
-federal government
Speech Writer
Technical Analyst
Television Producer
University Professor
Web Developer
Youth Worker

Alumni Experiences

James Duthie

Katie Griffin

Joe Friday

Heba Aly

Craig Lord

Anca Gurzu

Trina McQueen

Susan Ormiston

Stefan Keyes

Michel Cormier

Mark MacKinnon

Laurie LeBlanc

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*The information represented in these displays is drawn from databases maintained by Carleton’s Alumni Services. Some degree names have changed over time; current degree names are used here. The information was voluntarily provided by some of our graduates and does not represent a scientific sample of all graduates. Some students in this sample will have also completed other degrees, including at more advanced levels. Individual experiences and outcomes can differ from those represented here.

Program Information

  • Required Courses: English (ENG4U)
  • Cut off Range: 85-88%

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