University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa

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Program Information

School:University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa
Faculty:Faculty of Arts
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Public Relations/Image Management
Description:The Department of Communication offers an Honours Bachelor in Public Relations. This is a joint program with Algonquin College (in English) and with La Cité (in French).

In Canada, there is a high demand in the public relations industry. This career offers you a wide variety of functions and tasks: developing communication plans, strategies, and materials; organizing events; producing visual and online materials; and managing crises. Public relations are ubiquitous in politics, business, NGOs, and the entertainment industry.
URL:Public Relations at University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa
Course Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $36,161
Careers:Public Relations Consultants

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*73 to 76
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English  or  Grade12 Français 

There are two ways to complete this degree:

1) Register for the baccalaureate degree at the University and, after completing 75 credits there (five sessions), transfers to Algonquin College to complete the diploma program in public relations. Because of space limitations at Algonquin, the University can only accept 25 students in this stream. In addition, you must have an average of at least 70% to be admitted.

2) Start by completing two years in public relations at Algonquin College (you must maintain an average of at least 70%) and then transfer to the University of Ottawa to do five more sessions (75 credits). The University has no registration limits in this case.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages: Certificate in Advanced English [min. C1] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or CanTEST [min. 4.5]

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 23, 2021