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Carleton University
In Ottawa, Carleton offers a four-year undergraduate program, in which all students receive practical instruction and workshop courses in print, radio, television and online journalism, along with a series of academic and lecture-based courses to prepare them to work as journalists. In their final year, they choose two advanced workshop courses from a range of media, allowing them to specialize in the media of their choice, and produce newspapers, radio shows, television shows, or an online magazine for public audiences. Many students also do combined majors in journalism and other fields of study. Approximately 230 students are admitted to the undergraduate program each year.

Concordia University
In Montreal, Concordia offers a three-year undergraduate program in which students learn practical skills in radio, television, print and online production workshops, along with a series of academic courses. They can choose to major in print or broadcast and must demonstrate a working knowledge of French to be admitted. About 80-90 students are admitted each year.

Kwantlen University College
In Richmond, British Columbia, Kwantlen offers a four-year degree program in which students earn a Bachelor of Applied Journalism. The program is focused on academic studies and practical training through seminars, labs and off-campus work experiences. Students who successfully complete the first two years of the degree program can exit with a journalism diploma. For those who stay, the final two years include advanced journalism courses – both practical and academic courses.

Ryerson University
In Toronto, Ryerson offers a four-year degree program in which students get a combined generalist and specialized education in journalism. In their first two years, students learn the fundamentals of reporting, interviewing and writing, as well as the basics of producing a news show for both radio and television. After the introductory courses, students specialize in newspaper, broadcast, online or magazine journalism in their final years. Students also take a variety of liberal studies courses. Approximately 120 students are admitted to the program each year.

St. Thomas University
In Fredericton, New Brunswick, St. Thomas University offers a four-year Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, in which all students receive practical instruction and workshop courses in print, radio, photo, television and online journalism. Many students also do combined majors in journalism and Canadian studies.

Thompson Rivers University
In Kamloops, B.C., Thompson Rivers University offers a "two-plus-two" Bachelor of Journalism program: students enter the J-school in their third year of university (having already earned 60 university credits) and complete their last two years in the J-school, where they receive practical instruction and workshop courses in print and online journalism, along with a series of academic and lecture-based courses to prepare them to work as journalists. Faculty offer special expertise in the following areas: environmental journalism, newspaper writing and production, investigative, issues, and literary journalism, beat reporting (including business, arts, political, and health reporting), internship preparation, and online journalism. Approximately 25 students are admitted to the undergraduate program each year. Thompson Rivers also offers a post-baccalaureate diploma in journalism for university graduates but takes only up to five students a year.

Université Montréal
The Université Montréal offers a French language, two-year certificate in Journalism for university graduates, in which all students receive practical instruction and workshop courses in print, radio, photo, television and online journalism, along with a series of academic and lecture-based courses to prepare them to work as journalists.

Université du Québec à Montréal
The Université du Québec à Montréal offers a French language, four-year Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, in which all students receive practical instruction and workshop courses in print, radio, photo, television and online journalism, along with a series of academic and lecture-based courses to prepare them to work as journalists.

University of King’s College
In Halifax, the University of King’s College offers a four-year Bachelor of Journalism, in which all students receive practical instruction and workshop courses in print, radio, television and online journalism, along with a series of academic and lecture-based courses to prepare them to work as journalists. They offer specialized training in radio and television documentary, magazine, narrative non-fiction and investigative reporting. Approximately 40 students are admitted to the program each year. The College also offers a one-year Bachelor of Journalism program for university graduates, which admits 40 students annually.

University of Regina
The University of Regina offers a two-year undergraduate program, in which all students receive practical instruction and workshop courses in print, radio, television and online journalism, along with a series of academic and lecture-based courses to prepare them to work as journalists. Students must have a previous degree or at least two years of pre-journalism to apply. Approximately 26 students are admitted to the undergraduate program each year.

Laurier-Brantford
In Waterloo, Wilfred Laurier University offers a four-year Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, in which all students receive practical instruction and workshop courses in print, radio, television and online journalism, along with a series of academic and lecture-based courses to prepare them to work as journalists. Students can specialize in four areas; print, new and emerging media, broadcasting, and public relations. Many students also do combined majors in journalism and other fields of study. Approximately 60 students are admitted to the undergraduate program each year.


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