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Students who Major in Journalism must fulfill 48 credit hours of required courses: 6 credit hours in Canadian Studies and 42 credit hours in journalism. Students will study Journalism in all four years of the programme: 6 credit hours in first year, and at least 12 credit hours each year for the remaining three years, depending on the electives they choose.

Major in Journalism

Year 1
JOUR 1013 The Messenger: Journalism and Storytelling
JOUR 1023 The Message: Great Stories of Journalism

Year 2
JOUR 2023 Journalistic Writing: The Language of Storytelling
JOUR 2013 Broadcast Journalism: Stories in Pictures and Sound
JOUR 2033 Community Journalism: Reporting Political and Social Issues
JOUR 2063 Law and the Media in Canada

Year 3
Students must take two of the following courses in first semester:
JOUR 3013 Television Journalism I: Telling the Stories of Today
JOUR 3023 Radio Journalism I: Telling the Stories of Today
JOUR 3033 Print Journalism I: Telling the Stories of Today

Students must take two of the following courses in second semester:
JOUR 3043 Television Journalism II: Telling the Stories of Tomorrow
JOUR 3053 Radio Journalism II: Telling the Stories of Tomorrow
JOUR 3063 Print Journalism II: Telling the Stories of Tomorrow

Year 4
JOUR 4006 Free Speech and the Free Press
JOUR 4016 Editing, Publishing and Producing

Students majoring in Journalism may choose from the following electives, which are not requirements for graduation:
JOUR 2043 Photojournalism
JOUR 2053 Pictures at Eleven: Understanding Television News

Students in the BA with a Major in Journalism Programme must also fulfil a Canadian Studies requirement, which consists of 6 credit hours from among the following courses:
HIST 1813 Canada to Confederation
HIST 1823 Canada Since Confederation
POLS 1103 The Canadian Political System
POLS 2106 Canadian Politics
SOCI 2106 Canadian Society
SOCI 2116 Sociology of Atlantic Canada

Gaining Admission

The Bachelor of Arts Major in Journalism
Stage 1: Regular admission requirements for St. Thomas University's Bachelor of Arts degree program apply. The application deadline for September admission is March 31.
Stage 2: Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Journalism degree are selected after the first semester of second year. Application forms will be available at the Registrar's Office for interested students. The Journalism major is limited in enrolment, and possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance to the major. Twenty students will be chosen each year to declare the Journalism major. Candidates will be selected on the basis of their academic record, suitability for the field of journalism, and an autobiographical essay. The deadline for applications, including all supporting documents, is November 1.

Bachelor of Applied Arts (Journalism)
Graduates of the New Brunswick Community College's (Woodstock) two-year Journalism diploma programme are eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Applied Arts (Journalism) degree programme. Contact the Admissions Office for further information.

Finding out more about St. Thomas

Admissions Office
St. Thomas University
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
E3B 5G3
Tel: (506) 452-0532
Fax: (506) 452-0617