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Bachelor of Arts in Journalism


Earn a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism at Thompson Rivers University

Learn both theory and practice

The practical side of the program focuses on writing, editing, interviewing, taking photographs, and working with new technology to produce print and online publications. The theory side of the program emphasizes media law, journalistic ethics, decision-making and critical thinking.

Start with a strong foundation

Students enter the Bachelor of Journalism degree program at Thompson Rivers University by starting at first year, or by transferring into the program in second or third year. During the first two years of the program, students complete foundational journalism courses. In the third and fourth years, students fulfill the remaining credit requirements.

Quick Facts

Duration: 4 years
Intake: September
Tuition Fee:
  • C$7,320/semester (up to 12 credits/4 courses)
  • C$8,912/semester (15 credits/5 courses)
  • each additional credit: C$531 (fall/winter) C$610 (summer)
Location: Kamloops, Canada

Overall, this is what you’ll learn

  • Basic journalism skills and understanding of the critical knowledge areas required by journalists and other professional communicators.
  • Deadline reporting skills and expertise in common areas of news coverage.
  • Familiarity with industry software and the high-level production skills gained by producing publications.
  • Theoretical understanding of the problems and challenges faced in the field.
  • Focused knowledge and skill in an area relevant to each student’s career goals.

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Before coming to TRU, I couldn’t even imagine how fast my life would change here. TRU gave
me all the opportunities I was looking for to unearth my true potential. I’ve met people from
various parts of the world, gained real-world work experience and most importantly, I have
learned more about myself. Being a part of the TRU community has been one of the most
meaningful and rewarding experiences in my life. One of the best things I did in my program
was my co-op. I put my learning into direct practice right away and that helped me secure a full
time position after I graduated.

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Courses included

  • Introduction to Communications
  • Mass Comm. and Popular Culture
  • Introduction to Reporting Skills
  • Introduction to News Photography and Videography
  • Professional and Business Writing
  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • Media Theory and History
  • Introduction to Visual Culture