Bachelor of Arts (BA)Offered by:
Department of Journalism, Faculty of Arts & Science
Why study Journalism?
Prepare for the future of news. You’ll become a first-rate journalist, and a future decision-maker, capable of thinking critically and leading journalism in new directions. In our program, you can learn a range of current production skills, cover the same events as working journalists, do internships that give you valuable newsroom experience, and graduate functionally bilingual.
Your professional training balances practical skills with theory and analysis. Our production workshops apply newsroom standards to every assignment, and our seminars focus on the social, economic, political and ideological contexts in which journalism is practised.
You’ll specialize in either textual or audiovisual media, or choose a program that blends both media. You’ll benefit from small class sizes and state-of-the-art facilities that replicate modern newsrooms. All options integrate traditional and digital production methods. We equip you with the storytelling tools you need to work in journalism and to adapt to this ever-changing profession.
No matter what path you choose, you’ll graduate a skilled journalist, able to think critically about your profession and our society.
A Bachelor of Arts degree takes a minimum of three to four years (90 – 120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background.
- Specialization in Journalism — Audiovisual (60 credits)
- Specialization in Journalism — Multiplatform (72 credits)
- Specialization in Journalism — Textual (60 credits)
- Major in Journalism (45 credits)
No specific courses are required beyond a DEC
- Letter of intent outlining the purpose and reason for selecting this program/discipline
- English Proficiency Test
- Knowledge of written and spoken English, as determined by a placement or proficiency test, the results of which could lead to a refusal to admit to the program or to the imposition of specified make-up courses
Please visit the Department of Journalism website for detailed information on how to apply.
Minimum Cut-off Averages
Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.
- Quebec Cegep (CRC): 25.000
- Canadian High Schools: 75%
- U.S. High Schools: 2.8
- University Transfers: B
- International Bacc. (IB): 28
- Bacc. Français: 11/20
Make sure you also meet Concordia’s minimum admission requirements.
The Journalism Co-op program gives journalism students the opportunity to alternate periods of full-time academic study with periods of paid, full-time work terms at participating news organizations in Montreal and other parts of Canada. This educational model of learning helps students bridge university life and the working world.
Co-op students graduate with job search skills, enhanced personal and professional skills as well as a year’s worth of work experience in journalism. While the Co-op program is optional, it is competitive, and admission is based upon the student's incoming academic record as well as an interview.
You’ll use our current facilities for your research, fieldwork and course work, which include state-of-the-art:
- Video Editing Lab
- Multi Media Labs
- Television Studio
- Radio Newsroom
- Sound Editing Suites
- Equipment Depot (shared with Communication Studies)
- Learning Center (shared with Communication Studies)
After graduation, you’ll join the ranks of successful alumni who inform and entertain hundreds of thousands of readers, listeners and viewers every day. They report everywhere, from Afghanistan to London. They write about arts and culture, cover local beats for community newspapers, anchor and produce broadcasts, and establish blogs on innumerable topics.
But you are not bound to the field of journalism. Your journalistic skills might take you down many possible careers paths, including:
- Print, broadcast or web-based media
- Public relations and corporate communications