Bachelor of Journalism

The Bachelor of Journalism (B.J.) degree is a degree awarded at some universities to students who have studied journalism in a three or four year undergraduate program.[1] In the United States, some schools that do not award the B.J. degree instead confer a Bachelor of Arts, Journalism (B.A.J.), Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication (B.A.J.M.C.)[2] or Bachelor of Science, Journalism (BSJ) that is often part of or in conjunction with a course of study in mass communication. Yet another epithetological version of the degree, conferred by The Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia, is the A.B.J. degree, the Latin equivalent of the B.J./B.A.J.

The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Kansas accredits university level journalism programs in the United States. There are currently 109 such accredited programs in 40 states.

Bachelor of Journalism in IndiaEdit

In India, Bachelor of Journalism is of 3 years. Journalism courses in India are known by various names like B.J. (Bachelor of Journalism), B.J. (Hons) (Bachelor of Journalism (Honours)),[3] B.C.J. (Bachelor of Communication and Journalism), B.M.M. (Bachelor of Mass Media), B.A. - J.M.C (Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication), B.A.- Mass Communication (Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication). Employability prospects vary by the reputation of the institute and course.

Bachelor of Journalism in South AfricaEdit

In South Africa, Rhodes University offers the primary accomplishment for Journalism students. While other universities and colleges offer diplomas, or B.A. degrees with media studies as a major, Rhodes University combines practical knowledge with theoretical frameworks to compound a highly respected degree. Coupled with an intense selection process, only just over 120 students are permitted to 2nd Year, with even less permitted to the 4th Year Specialisation Course. Without this 4th Year Course, graduates depart with a 3 Year B.A. Degree, with Journalism and Media Studies as one of their majors.

Schools of journalismEdit


South Africa
United States

Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication

The Netherlands


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  2. ^ "SJMC Degree Programs". College of Information and Communications. University of South Carolina. Retrieved 2015-11-19.
  3. ^ "Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, Courses". DCAC, Delhi University. Archived from the original on 4 May 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2012.
  4. ^ "School of Journalism". Retrieved 2020-07-24.

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