Degrees Awarded

Degrees in Journalism

Conferred by King’s

King’s Convocation confers the following Journalism degrees at the King’s Encaenia each year:

Bachelor of Journalism
• 39 credit hour degree (1 year, following a previous undergraduate degree)

Bachelor of Journalism (Honours)
• 123 credit hour honours degree (4 years)
• 123 credit hour combined honours degree in Journalism and a Second Subject (4 years)

For the Bachelor of Journalism with Combined Honours in Journalism and a Second Subject, the second subject can be chosen from any discipline in the King’s/Dalhousie Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences or Faculty of Science which offers an honours degree. These include:

In Arts:
• Canadian Studies
• Cinema and Media Studies
• Classics
• Contemporary Studies
• Creative Writing
• Early Modern Studies
• English
• Environment, Sustainability and Society (College of Sustainability)
• French
• Gender and Women’s Studies
• German
• History
• History of Science & Technology
• International Development Studies
• Law, Justice, and Society
• Music
• Philosophy
• Political Science
• Religious Studies
• Russian Studies
• Sociology & Social Anthropology
• Spanish and Latin American Studies
• Theatre

In Science:
• Actuarial Science
• Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Earth Sciences
• Economics
• Environment, Sustainability and Society (College of Sustainability)
• Marine Biology
• Mathematics
• Microbiology & Immunology
• Neuroscience
• Ocean Sciences
• Physics and Atmospheric Science
• Psychology
• Statistics

In addition, students may elect to pursue a combined honours in Journalism and Interdisciplinary Studies. This option permits students to draw upon honours courses at Dalhousie and other universities to create an interdisciplinary honours program. These programs must be approved on an individual basis through application to the Journalism Committee on Studies.

There also exists the option to pursue a combined honours degree in Journalism and Music History.

Minor in Journalism Studies
King’s and Dalhousie students have the option to pursue a Minor in Journalism Studies in combination with any major or honours subjects in Arts and Science, as outlined in the Degree Options sections of this calendar.

Conferred Jointly by Dalhousie and King’s

Master of Journalism (2 years)
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction (2 years)

Honorary Degrees

The degrees of Doctor of Divinity, Doctor of Canon Law and Doctor of Civil Law may be conferred by the vote of Convocation Honoris Causa in recognition of eminent literary, scientific, professional or public service.

The dignity and honour of Fellow may be conferred by the vote of Convocation upon any friend of the University for noteworthy services rendered on its behalf.


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