Students who complete the Diploma Program sometimes decide to go on and get a bachelor’s degree elsewhere, either after working as journalists for a while or directly after graduation. Our graduates have gone on to Simon Fraser University, where they get almost one full year of credit through pre-approved transfer, Concordia University in Montreal, St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, and others.
At the end of five years, they end up with both a university degree as well as training in the journalism profession. That’s the same amount of time as that spent by students who decide to do a degree first and then the one-year Certificate program afterwards.A number of journalism courses transfer to other colleges or universities. See the British Columbia Transfer Guide for details.
For students who want a journalism degree at a local institution, students who have successfully completed the Journalism Diploma Program are eligible to apply for year three of the four-year applied degree program in journalism at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
Students who have successfully completed either the Diploma Program or the Certificate Program are eligible to apply to year two of the two-year Broadcast Journalism Program at British Columbia Institute of Technology. Some additional courses may be required. Contact BCIT’s Broadcast and Media Communications
Department for more details.