Honours BA Journalism
The Honours BA program Journalism is only available at the Brantford Campus.
The Honours Journalism program consists of 20.0 credits. No more than 7.0 credits may be at the 100 level. The program must include a minimum of 9.0 senior credits within the Honours Journalism program. All students must complete the required Skills and Lecture courses (5.5 credits), and one of the following areas of secondary concentration:
Students in the program must complete the Contemporary Studies (CT) program (minimum of 5.0 CT credits as outlined in the Contemporary Studies section).
In Year 3, students in the Broadcast Journalism, Public Relations, and Emerging Journalism and New Media concentrations apply to Conestoga College and enroll in their respective one-year graduate certificate program. They are: Videography-Broadcast Journalism/Documentary; Integrated Marketing Communications; or New Media: Convergence. These programs are offered by Conestoga in Kitchener. Entry into Conestoga College’s program is competitive and will be governed by the application processes, deadlines and enrolment targets and limits set internally by Conestoga College. Students who take Year 3 at Conestoga return to Laurier for Year 4 of their BA. Students who complete the Conestoga College certificate program with a 70% average or better will be eligible for 5.0 senior journalism transfer credits. Upon graduation they hold a graduate college certificate and an Honours BA.
Required Skills and Lecture Courses (5.5 credits)
Additional Requirements for the Print Journalism Concentration (4.0 credits)
Additional Requirements for the Broadcast Journalism Concentration (1.5 credits)
Additional Requirements for New Media and Emerging Journalism (1.5 credits)
Additional Requirements for the Public Relations Concentration (1.5 credits)
Senate Revision April 25, 2011: Online Learning course requirement deleted; effective September 1, 2011.