Program Information & Requirements
The Honours Journalism BA Program and Minor, and JN courses are only available at the Brantford Campus.
The Honours BA Journalism program at Laurier Brantford is designed for students who seek employment as journalists in mass media, or who wish to pursue journalism as general education, and for those who wish to use studies in journalism as a preparation for other careers (in public relations, writing, web management, etc.) and/or education. Journalism at Laurier, which is also combined with contemporary studies, will emphasize its natural ties to a liberal arts education.
All students must complete the required Skills and Lecture courses, and one of the following areas of secondary concentration:
- Print Journalism
- Broadcast Journalism
- Public Relations
- Emerging Journalism and New Media
In Year 2, students apply to Conestoga College, where they complete a certificate program during Year 3. 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. Upon graduation they hold a graduate college certificate and an Honours BA. A Letter of Permission is also required to attend Conestoga College.
We are anticipating certain changes in the Conestoga programs on offer for third year. Please stay tuned for an information session about these changes in the first week of December. Following that session, we will have new application forms for you to fill in.