Who are journalism students?
People who are curious by nature, interested in their communities and in the larger world, and who want to bring important issues to light are well-suited to the field of journalism.
Their individual interests include all aspects of journalism, ranging from politics, social justice and environmental issues, to sports, entertainment and community news.
They may come to Kwantlen thinking they want to be writers…or photojournalists…or foreign correspondents, but they usually discover hidden talents and interests along the way to their degrees.
Diving into the course material exposes them to many aspects of multimedia storytelling and different types of journalism.
Successful students have strong English-language skills, with the desire to put them to use in telling interesting stories in a compelling way.
Graduates work as online and print news reporters, photojournalists, researchers and freelancers. They also use their many transferable skills in other professions that require people who have top-notch writing skills and can work as part of a team in a deadline-driven environment.
What is the Bachelor of Journalism?
It’s a degree program consisting of 120 credits of coursework focusing on Journalism and Communication Studies courses.
For details on the entrance requirements, course content and degree requirements, see http://www.kwantlen.ca/calendar/2012-13/arts/journalism-deg.html .