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Undergraduate Studies

Bachelor of Journalism Program

Are you curious about the world and driven to search for the truth? Interested in learning to tell stories with words, images, sound and interactive tools? Committed to a broad academic education at the same time? If so, then Carleton’s Bachelor of Journalism Program is for you.

Our Bachelor of Journalism Program will give you the skills and knowledge you need to work in today’s changing newsrooms – and prepare you for careers beyond newsrooms in a variety of media and communication roles.

Journalism Workshop Courses

Your journalism workshop courses are all hands-on.

You’ll learn to research and write quickly, accurately and effectively; produce audio, video and multimedia journalism for audiences beyond the classroom; and use social media for reporting and publishing.

Journalism Studies Courses

Your journalism studies courses give you depth and context.

You’ll learn about media law, ethics and history to gain an understanding of the role and power of the media in a democracy and the part you’ll play as a media professional.

General Academic Courses

At the same time you’ll have lots of opportunity to follow your other interests in subject areas that go hand-in-hand with your journalism.

To name just a few options, you can specialize in law, human rights, business, music, political science, communication studies, English.

You’ll learn the research and critical thinking skills required to be a successful university graduate – one that employers in journalism and beyond are eager to hire.

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Getting Involved

With more than 500 students in Journalism, there are many opportunities to meet your fellow classmates and get involved in the community. Here are a few ways to keep in touch:


Follow us on Twitter to find out what our graduates are doing. @JSchool_CU

Journalism Society

Our students’ Journalism Society organizes social and networking activities. You can like them on Facebook.

Check Your Carleton E-mail

We’ll send you critical program information, job and volunteer opportunities, and event invitations by e-mail.

University Events

There are hundreds of events on campus, from job fairs to concerts. Check the events page often.

Getting Help

Undergraduate Supervisor

Mary McGuire
613-520-2600 x 7438

Undergraduate Advisor

Joan Thompson