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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:

Christalyn Casil
Studied AB in Journalism
at Bicol University - Main Campus , Legazpi City
Graduated: 2010

About my college education:
AB Journalism has a very high impact to my life and career. I was able to rub elbows with people from all walks of life. There are certain parts of the course that I found difficult, but we got the assistance we need from our professors.

My current job:
Right now, I work online at home.

Am I using what I learned in college:
All the things I've learned at my University are useful. The University gave me confidence that I never had before. It gave me not only the things I learned inside the four corners of the room but the experience to apply it on the field and be able to use it when I face people who are from the high level of the society.

How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
I've received offers and got calls from different agency before and after I’ve graduated but I did not work right away because I chose to take care of my ill father who just passed away recently. I was not able to work for 1 year but I never regretted my choice and it took me months before I landed on a job online.

Do I recommend studying AB in Journalism:
I would recommend my school to everyone. Everyone would enjoy studying at Bicol University. You will have the best professors who are topnotch who graduated from the best school and even professors who studied abroad are teaching there, the fact that the tuition fees are low but quality education is guaranteed. And for sure that learning is fun in there.
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