The Digital Journalism and New Media program offers courses that allow students to develop storytelling skills using multi-media tools, including video, photography, sound and social media platforms. Students who major in Journalism will be required to complete 36 credit hours of these courses. They will choose courses with the help of faculty advisors based on their interest and aspirations.
The Communications and Public Policy program offers courses that focus on both public and private-sector communications with an emphasis on how this impacts public policy. The program provides opportunities for bilingual students and French immersion students to continue their studies in both languages. Upper-year courses offer students the opportunity to complete course work and internships in English and French.
St. Thomas University has the only journalism degree program in the country where students learn within the atmosphere of a working newsroom. This is due to a partnership between STU and the CBC since 2003. The delivery of St. Thomas courses, in leased space within the CBC-Fredericton Broadcast Centre, offers students an unprecedented opportunity to pursue their studies in a professional television, radio and new media news environment. They’re able to interact with working reporters and producers and be exposed to state-of-the-art technology.