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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:

Alex
Studied AB in Journalism
at Manuel L. Quezon University , Manila
Graduated: 2011

About my college education:
I finished Journalism enjoying every subject from News writing, Feature writing, Technical writing, Advertising principles, Newspaper Management, Public Relations and Investigative Journalism.

I like Journalism because of my enthusiasm and appreciation to writing and communication; which is highly important nowadays. People tend to communicate using one way only (speaking and not listening).

This major molded my character to listen to different sides or angles of each issue - either public or private. It highly interests me to develop my skills in objectivity and truthfulness. In addition, to meet new people of different classes.

There are difficult scenarios that we encounter during our studies like deadlines, high expectations from our professors. However, we found out that it is really expected from us for once we work either in the field of media, corporate world or even in life. It is much more difficult and challenging.

My current job:
I work in a Telecommunications company under the Sales and Marketing department handling Business Groups.

Am I using what I learned in college:
Definitely! If I may quote a lecturer who once said, "IQ gets you hired, but EQ gets you promoted".

How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
I got the job first. Right now, I am doing my follow up to get the copy of my Transcript of Records and Diploma as per company's requirements.

Do I recommend studying AB in Journalism:
Yes, I recommend to all incoming freshmen college students to study Journalism for it will definitely improve their skills in both written and oral communication. In addition, you will be cautious on what you're saying because it teaches more ethics and broad knowledge of interdisciplinary studies.
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