We have recently completed a review of the Bachelor of Journalism (BJ) and have made some minor changes to this program for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. 

When viewing the 2020 BJ course list on the Programs and Courses website, you can change which year you are viewing using the dropdown box near the top right of the list to compare the 2021 BJ with the pre-2021 program.

The changes we have made to this program will affect students commencing in Semester 1, 2021

As a continuing student, you will be able to complete your current program and there will be no substantive change to your program requirements.

1. What is changing in 2021 for the Bachelor of Journalism?

In the 2021 program:

  • The BJ program parts have been renamed, but the structure of the program is unchanged
  • Only one course, JOUR2100 Social Justice Storytelling has been revised and will now be offered as JOUR3100 Social Justice Storytelling.
  • While the Interactive Design Minor will no longer be offered, there is a new Digital Media minor

2020 Bachelor of Journalism [48 units]

2021 Bachelor of Journalism [48 units]

Part A – Core - 24 units

BJ Core Courses24 units

Part B8 units

BJ Program Electives8 units

16 units of general electives from Part C (which may include up to 2 minors) and/or any other course list.

     Minors

         Public Relations

         Film and Television

         Writing

         Sports Studies

         Popular Music and Technology

         Interaction Design

         Economics

         Political Science

16 units of general electives courses which may include two minors or 8 units for a minor and 8 units of general elective courses

    Minors

         Digital Media (new)

         Public Relations

         Film and Television

         Writing

         Sports Studies

         Popular Music and Technology

         Economics

         Political Science

No more than 20 units of courses at Level 1

Minimum of 6 units at Level 3 required

No more than 24 units of courses at Level 1

Minimum of 8 units at Level 3 required