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2+2 Agreement: Journalism Diploma from Conestoga College

Students who have successfully completed Conestoga College's two-year Journalism Diploma with a 75% average or better will be eligible for admission into Laurier's Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media and Journalism program. This articulation is a 2+2 agreement, meaning successful participants will transfer in with two years of college education and complete their university degree in only two additional years of study at Laurier.

In addition to the 10.0 transfer credits qualifying applicants will carry over from their college experience, 2+2 agreement participants will earn 10.0 credits over two years, as follows:

Brantford Foundations

  • BF190: Modernity and the Contemporary World
  • BF199: Academic Literacy: Humanities
  • BF290: Modernity: Critique and Resistance
  • BF299: Academic Literacy: Social Sciences

Digital Media and Journalism Courses

  • DMJN101: Reporting and Writing for News
  • DMJN208: Data in the Media
  • DMJN211: Introduction to Media Studies
  • DMJN214: Politics, Advocacy and Journalism
  • DMJN222: Digital and Social Media: Critical Approaches
  • DMJN307: Media, Culture and Democracy
  • DMJN308: Advanced Data Journalism and Investigative Research
  • DMJN328: Quantitative Research Methods for Journalists
  • DMJN340: Feature Writing and Verification
  • DMJN420: Advanced Seminar in Digital and Social Media
  • DMJN422: Digital Media and Journalism Capstone I
  • DMJN423: Digital Media and Journalism Capstone II (1.0)

Additional Courses

  • SOJE120/ID120: Introduction to Indigenous Studies
  • 2 senior elective courses (200-400 level)

Block Transfer Credit Agreement: Journalism and Broadcast Television Diplomas

Graduates from a two-year Journalism diploma program or two-year Broadcast Television diploma program can apply as transfer students to Laurier’s Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media and Journalism program at the Brantford campus.

To be considered for admission to Digital Media and Journalism program, graduates must have a minimum admissions average of 75% and a minimum grade of 75% in 4U English or the college equivalent. Students who meet these requirements and are admitted to the program will receive 6.25 transfer credits.

To graduate with your Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media and Journalism, you will need to complete the following courses at Laurier:

Brantford Foundations

  • BF190: Modernity and the Contemporary World
  • BF199: Academic Literacy: Humanities
  • BF290: Modernity: Critique and Resistance
  • BF299: Academic Literacy: Social Sciences

Digital Media and Journalism Courses

  • ID120: Introduction to Indigenous Studies
  • DMJN101: Reporting and Writing for News
  • DMJN202: Cross-Media Storytelling
  • DMJN204: Media, Law and Ethics
  • DMJN208: Data in the Media
  • DMJN211: Introduction to Media Studies
  • DMJN222: Digital and Social Media: Critical Approaches
  • DMJN252: Designing Digital and Social Media
  • DMJN253: Introduction to Public and Media Relations
  • DMJN307: Media, Culture and Democracy
  • DMJN308: Advanced Data Journalism and Investigative Research
  • DMJN313: Public Speaking
  • DMJN319: Integrated Media Lab
  • DMJN328: Quantitative Research Methods for Journalists
  • DMJN340: Feature Writing and Verification
  • DMJN420: Advanced Seminar in Digital Media and Journalism
  • DMJN422: Digital Media and Journalism Capstone I
  • DMJN423: Digital Media and Journalism Capstone II (1.0 course credit)

Electives

  • 1.75 additional credits from any discipline

If you are transferring from a non-journalism/broadcasting diploma program or a university program, your academic history will be individually evaluated and optimal transfer credits granted, as appropriate. Please note there may be more required courses (and possibly fewer electives) for you to complete than outlined above.

Note: A certificate in Digital Media Production has been recently introduced as an option for full-time students in the Digital Media and Journalism program to earn. However, required certificate courses are being released over the course of a couple of years, so you will not be able to complete this 5.0 credit certificate (and your degree) in less than four years at Laurier.

Learn More About Transferring to Laurier

If you have additional questions about your transition to Laurier, financial aid for transfer students or transfer credit evaluation, visit our transfer students website. If you are interested in transferring into this program with an academic history different than what is outlined above, apply using the 105 application form and your transfer credits will be assessed on an individual basis and reported to you, along with your offer letter, upon admission to Laurier.

Note: Not all program requirements are reflected in these pathway descriptions. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all academic program and course requirements have been met. Refer to regulations in the academic calendar and connect with an academic advisor once you have accepted your offer.

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