University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa

Digital Journalism

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Program Information

School:University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa
Faculty:Faculty of Arts
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Description:Journalism has been transformed by digital technologies in the 21st Century, driving change in all levels of the field and forcing practitioners to develop new skills, techniques and approaches. Today's journalists need to fill a diversity of roles, requiring not only a good understanding of emerging social trends, but also specialized expertise and knowledge. With this program, students will better understand the challenges related to journalism in the digital age and will enter the fast-changing media industries prepared for the task. Upon graduation, students are qualified for an exciting career as a journalist, researcher, presenter, media analyst, producer, social media manager, and more.

The Department of Communication at uOttawa offers an Honours Bachelor in Digital Journalism that is unique in the country. The program is offered jointly with Algonquin College (in English), with La Cité (in French), and with the CÉGEP de Jonquière (in French). Courses at the university provide theoretical, analytical and critical foundations in digital skills, while courses at the college focus on practical training. Students greatly benefit from uOttawa’s bilingual
culture, right in the heart of the national capital. Students complete two internships during the program. This program is offered in English and in French. Upon completion of your studies at Algonquin College and at the University of Ottawa, you will obtain two certifications: the Diploma in Journalism from Algonquin College and the Honours Bachelor in Digital Journalism from the University of Ottawa.
URL:Digital Journalism at University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $36,161

Admission Requirements

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

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 

Joint program with Algonquin College. There are two ways to fulfill the degree requirements. Start by completing 60 credits (four semesters) in the Honours bachelor's degree at the University of Ottawa and then transfer to Algonquin College to complete the journalism diploma or vice versa. Students obtain both an Honours BA and a College Diploma after 4 years.

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

* 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 July 24, 2020