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AB in Journalism in the Philippines

The Bachelor of Arts in Journalism program (ABJ) is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills in the different aspects of writing for newspapers, magazines, as well as in radio and television broadcasting. The program aims to produce graduates who are ethical, competent and have a deep understanding of the production and media’s influence on the society as a whole.

Admission requirements for AB in Journalism program in the Philippines


  • Must have the original and photocopy of the high school report card (form 138)
  • Must have recommendation from High school principal and guidance counsellor
  • Must have most recent medical and dental health record
  • Must take and pass the college entrance examination
  • Must have a copy of NSO certified birth certificate
  • Must have a certificate of good moral character
  • Must have a copy of the honourable dismissal
  • Must have a copy of the high school diploma
  • One 2”x 2” copy of latest photo

Duration of Bachelor of Science in AB in Journalism program in the Philippines


The AB in Journalism program takes 4 years to complete.

Subjects included in the AB in Journalism program


  • Contemporary Issues & Special Problems in Mass Communications
  • Mass Communication Theory & Research
  • Society and Media Communications
  • Techniques of Vocabulary Building
  • Literature of the Western World
  • Advanced Communication Skills
  • Chemistry: Man & Environment
  • History of Mass Communication
  • American National Government
  • Law and Mass communications
  • Personal & Community Health
  • Introduction to Social Science
  • Advance Computer Concepts
  • Graphics of Communication
  • Multiculturalism & Media
  • Comparative Mass Media
  • Elementary Photography
  • Principles of Geography
  • Principles of Economics
  • Advertising Campaigns
  • Logic: Critical Thinking
  • Advertising Principles
  • Communication Skills
  • Promotional Writing
  • Contemporary Math
  • History of Civilization
  • Principles of Speech
  • Intro to Psychology
  • Computer Literacy
  • Art Appreciation
  • Feature Writing
  • Ethics in Media
  • TV Production
  • News Writing
  • Basic Writing
  • Copy Editing
  • Web Design
  • Humanities
  • PR Practice
  • Biology

Career opportunities for graduates of AB in Journalism program in the Philippines


  • Reporter
  • Assistant Editor
  • Reporter for Newspapers
  • Broadcaster
  • Editor
  • Correspondent
  • Writer
  • Public Relations (PR) Manager
  • Public Relations (PR) Director
  • Public Relations Practitioner
  • Communications Specialist
  • Marketing Manager
  • Information Officer
  • Managing Editor
  • Scriptwriter
  • Researcher
  • Copywriter
  • Lecturer
  • Publicist

Reviews of AB in Journalism graduates:

Aya Baclao
Studied Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
at Colegio de San Juan de Letran , Manila
Graduated: 2013

About my college education:
Before I took up Journalism at Letran, I have already studied two years of Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology at the University of Santo Tomas. I had to transfer because I knew my heart was glued to writing. More than three years later, I know that that was the best decision of my life. Journalism suits my thrill-seeking personality and of course, the endless writing brings out the best in me. Because of Letran's competitiveness and commitment to righteousness, I have greatly improved my writing skills and developed a strong sense of working ethics.

My current job:
Alongside studying, I am currently a freelance writer. I write research papers for fellow students and occasionally runs errands for one of the Philippines' most-read newspapers.

Am I using what I learned in college:
Everything I learned that has relation to my course and future career was worth every penny.

How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
I have not yet graduated but I already have job offers up my sleeve.

Do I recommend studying Bachelor of Arts in Journalism:
I would recommend journalism to others because it is indeed a very interesting and fulfilling career. Contrary to what most people expect, journalists have vast employment opportunities because we are trained to be flexible and eclectic. Unfortunately, the pay does not properly compensate the difficulty of the job most of the time.
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