One-Year Bachelor of Journalism

One-Year Bachelor of Journalism

University of King's College

Learn It. Do It. Share It.

You’re curious about the world around you, eager to explore issues that matter and driven to tell stories. You already have an undergraduate degree. Now you want a journalism career.

This program builds upon your broad undergraduate education to give you the professional skills to become a working journalist in a collaborative environment. You’ll gain practical, ethical and technical knowledge to thrive in the digital media environment. You’ll participate in hands-on workshops to tell stories in text, images, audio and video. No experience in journalism is required.

Join the strong network of King’s grads working as journalists across Canada and around the globe such as Angel Moore, Shauntay Grant, Adam Scotti and Wanda Taylor.

Gold Award
Best Publication (Academic)
Canadian Online Publishing Awards 2018
The Signal

1st Place
Audio Storytelling
Emerge Media Awards 2018
What if the Halifax Explosion never happened?

“This school challenges me every day to think outside the box. It’s crazy how my life has changed in the past couple of months. I’m happy to be here.”

— Salam Shuhait, current student, Bachelor of Journalism

Boot Camp

Begin with an eight-week introduction to finding information, asking questions and applying ethical principles. Then gain the practical skills to create stories across platforms that resonate with the public.

Explore courses
Training Modules

Journalism Research

MR 935-1225

Reporting Fundamentals

Computer lab 1
WF 935-1155

Writing and Reporting for Audio and Video

Classroom 3
T 0935-1155 & 1305-1425

Journalism & Society

Computer Lab 1
F 1305-1455


After you complete Boot Camp, you’ll join fourth-year students from the Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) program for three six-week workshops.

Please note: not all the workshops will be offered each year. Course offerings will depend upon interest and enrolment.


You’ll do a month-long internship at an approved media outlet. Your placement can involve reporting, editing or research. It will give you an opportunity to explore career options and broaden your experiences. Students before you have interned at locations big and small from Iqaluit to Toronto to London, England.

"Last week someone asked if I could relive a year of my life again...I said my year at King's."

Allison Devereaux
Allison Devereaux

CBC News, Halifax, Bachelor of Journalism, 2008

The Signal is an award-winning multi-platform newsroom produced by senior journalism students at the University of King’s College School of Journalism, Writing & Publishing.

In addition to this program, King’s also offers a Master of Journalism. You can compare the programs to see which one is right for you.

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