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Program Summary

For those who wish to gain an in-depth understanding of world culture and history while studying journalism, Carleton offers a Bachelor of Journalism and Humanities degree. Students in this intensive degree program spend about 40 per cent of their time taking core journalism courses. They receive professional training in writing and reporting, professional ethics and media law, and learn the skills appropriate to newspaper, radio, television and new media journalism. BJ-Hum students spend the rest of their time studying art history, classics, literature, philosophy, political science and religion. Few degree programs provide such a balance between focus and breadth.

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What students are saying about Journalism and Humanities


I chose the Journalism and Humanities program because I feel the two disciplines complement each other very well. In Humanities, I learn about foundational ideas throughout history and in Journalism, I learn how to report on today's ideas. I believe that my approach to journalism is more comprehensive and relevant with the knowledge, context and skills I have gained from the Humanities program.
Rosa Saba, Journalism and Humanities student