Journalism (Pre-professional transfer program- University of Regina)

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  • Degree is granted by the transfer institution


  • Lethbridge


Fall & Spring

Program description

Journalism is about documenting stories of our time. It is the activity of collecting, critically assessing and presenting news, in written or broadcast form. Journalism students learn about the ethical and legal issues surrounding daily news, while developing their critical thinking and investigative reporting skills.

The University of Lethbridge offers a pre-professional transfer program in journalism. The program helps to prepare students to apply for admission to a number of professional programs offered at other institutions and journalism at the University of Regina is one of these programs. Students can gain the courses and experience to apply to journalism by pursing a Bachelor of Arts at uLethbridge with a major of the student's choice. The following majors may be of particular interest:

  • economics
  • english
  • history
  • political science
  • sociology

Admission to the U of R journalism program is by quota and is competitive. Students may apply to journalism after completing 20 courses, however students may have to complete 30 courses or their degree to be competitive. It is strongly recommended that applicants be able to type a minimum of 30 words per minute.

Possible careers

  • Newspaper journalist
  • Writer
  • Broadcast journalist
  • Editorial assistant
  • Magazine journalist
  • Advertising copywriter
  • Press sub-editor
  • Publishing copy-editor

Admission requirements


​For admission, Canadian high school students in Alberta must have completed five of the following courses with a minimum 65% average across them:

This course
  • English Language Arts 30-1
Three of these courses
  • Aboriginal Studies 30
  • Art 30 or Art 31
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Choral Music 30, General Music 30, or Instrumental Music 30
  • Dance 35
  • Drama 30
  • Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2
  • Mathematics 31
  • Physics 30
  • Science 30
  • Social Studies 30-1
  • Five credits in Advanced-level CTS Computer Science (CSE)
  • One or more distinct languages at the 30 level
One additional
  • That has not already been used
  • May be from the list above
  • Must be at the 30 level
  • Must be worth at least five credits (multiple courses worth a total of five or more credits can be used)
  • Cannot be a Special Project


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Sample classes

  • Introduction to Language and Literature
  • The Western World
  • Introduction to Indigenous Studies
  • Canadian Politics and Government
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Canada to 1867
  • Beginners’ French I