Applied Arts in Journalism [BACHELOR DEGREE ]

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    Technical training and practical experience in journalism

    The Bachelor of Applied Arts in Journalism is an articulated degree offered by the University of Prince Edward Island in cooperation with Holland College. Students acquire technical training and practical experience in Journalism (primarily during study at Holland College) and also acquire breadth of knowledge, content exposure, and skills in research, problem-solving, and critical thinking associated with a liberal arts education (primarily during study at UPEI).

    Students normally undertake one year of study at the University, then complete the two-year Journalism program at Holland College (earning a Holland College diploma), before undertaking a final year of study at the University. The final year of study normally includes an opportunity for journalistic writing either at the University or arranged through Holland College. Deviations from the normal sequence of study between the University and Holland College are permitted. In such cases, at least five courses (15 semester-hours) of study must be completed after the Holland College diploma is earned.


    Students complete 20 courses (60 semester hours) at the University. The program is designed to ensure breadth of exposure to areas of knowledge important to journalistic practice.  All students will be required to complete a minimum of 6 (18 semester hours) 3000/4000 level courses.

    The 20 courses must include:

    1) UPEI 1020

    2) ENG 1010 (UPEI 1010)

    3) JOUR 1010

    4) ENG 3810

    5) ONE of: ANY MATH, PSY 2510, 2710

    6) WRIT 4040

    7) ANY C ST or DSJS course

    IN ADDITION to completing the common core courses, students must choose one of the following specializations upon which to focus:

    I. General Journalism

    II. Law and Politics

    III. International Affairs

    IV. Business and Economics

    V. Environment and Health

    VI. Science and Technology

    VII. Arts and Entertainment

    The courses required to complete these specializations are as follows:

    I. General Journalism:

    8) ONE of: BIO 1010, CHEM 1110, PHYS 1110

    9) ONE of: HIST 1010 or 1020

    10) ONE of: POLS 2010 or 2620

    11) ONE of: PHIL 1020 or 2020

    12) ONE of: HIST 3310, 3320, IS 2010

    13) ANY course in: Anthropology, Sociology, Sociology/Anthropology, Asian Studies

    14) One Economics course at the 1000 level

    15) ANY course in English, Modern Languages or Fine Arts

    16–20) ANY FIVE electives

    II. Law and Politics:

    8) P ST 2010 or 2020

    9) HIST 1010 or 1020

    10–12) THREE of POLS: 2110, 2120, 3110, 3140, 4010 or 4020

    13–14) TWO of: DSJS 3060, 4040, ENG 2260, PHIL 2020, 2040, 2060, 2510, SOC 1010, 1020, 1050, ANTH 1050, 1070

    15–16) TWO of: BUS 3010,3020, DSJS 3020, PHIL 3030, 3510, 4270

    17) POLS 4320 or PHIL 3530

    18) ANY Modern Language

    19–20) ANY TWO electives

    III. International Affairs:

    8–9) TWO of: POLS 2210, 2220, 2310, 2330, 2820

    10) ONE of: IDS 201, 202, PHIL 207

    11–12) TWO of: POLS 3150, 3530, 3900, 3910, 4710, 4830

    13) ONE of: POLS 3510, 3520, 3540, 4350, 4410, 4420, 4820

    14) ONE of: POLS 3610, 3620, 3630, 3710, 3720, 4220, 4810

    15) ONE of: POLS 3920, 3930, 4450, 4510, 4720, 4750, EC 3310, 3320, 3410, 3420

    16–17) TWO courses in a Modern Language

    18) ONE of: POLS 4320 or PHIL 3530

    19–20) ANY TWO electives

    IV. Business and Economics:

    8) EC 1010

    9) EC 1020

    10) ONE of EC 2030 or 2040

    11–12) TWO other EC courses, 2000 level or above

    13) BUS 1010

    14) BUS 1710

    15) BUS 2410

    16) BUS 2650

    17) ACCT 1010

    18) ONE of PHIL 1020, 1050, 1110, 2020, 2210 or 3530

    19–20) ANY TWO electives

    V. Environment and Health:

    8) BIO 1010

    9) ONE of ENV 2020 or BIO 1020

    103) ANY THREE other ENV courses

    14–15) TWO of: PS 2010, 2020, 2620, PHIL 1050, 2040, 2060, HIST 1010, 1020, IS 2010, EC 1010, F‐N 1010, PSY 2220

    16–17) TWO Science courses or ONE Science course AND PSY 3330

    18) ONE of EC 2150, HIST 2220, PHIL 2030, 3010 or 3530

    19–20) ANY TWO electives

    VI. Science and Technology:

    8) BIO 1010

    9–10) CHEM 1110 and CHEM 1120

    11–12) PHYS 1210 and PHYS 1220

    13–14) C SC 1510 and C SC 1520

    15–16) ANY TWO of PHIL 2030, 2040, PHIL 3010, PHIL 3630, ENG 2240, HIST 2220, 4340, HIST 3110, 3330, DSJS 4120

    17–18) ANY TWO Science courses

    19–20) ANY TWO electives

    VII. Arts and Entertainment:

    8) ENG 1950

    9) T ST 2440

    10) T ST 3440

    11–12) TWO of: MUS 1230, 1240, 2010, 2020

    13–15) THREE of: FAH 1010, 1020, ENG 2220, 3030, 3040, DSJS 3110

    16) BUS 1010 or 1710

    17) PHIL 2140 or 3530

    18) ONE of  ENG 3140, 3150, 3410

    19–20) ANY TWO electives

    What can you do with an Arts degree? Anything you want!

    UPEI provides a solid education in the liberal arts, committed to rigorous study and inquiry, belief in the value of knowledge, lifelong capacity-building, and the development of the whole person.

    What’s Required for Arts Admission?

    High School Graduates

    Canadian High School Equivalency Chart

    Successful completion of Grade 12 examinations in a University Preparatory Program with an overall average of at least 70% (75% for Quebec Secondary V students) in the following subjects:

    • English;
    • one Social Studies or Language;
    • any 3 other academic courses. Grade 12 math recommended.
      Note: Grade 12 Math is a prerequisite for some 1st year Art courses.

    Please refer to the UPEI Academic Calendar for complete admissions information.

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    $6,270 per year, based on 30 credit hours ($627 per 3 credit course).
    International students pay $7,320 per year in addition to full-time student tuition.


    International Students;


    • First Payment pay after the visa 6270C$
    • Balance payment can pay in 6 months period.


    For a complete breakdown of part-time or full-time study as a student in the Faculty of Arts, visit our Tuition and Fees page.

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