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Journalism

School of Journalism and Communication
(Faculty of Public Affairs)
346 St. Patrick's Bldg.
613-520-2600 ext.7404
carleton.ca/jmc

This section presents the requirements for:

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the requirements listed below, students must satisfy the University regulations including the process of Academic Performance Evaluation (see Academic Regulations section of this Calendar).

Students should consult with the School when planning their program and selecting courses.

Note: students who already hold an undergraduate degree in another field are not eligible to apply for the B.J. (Honours) program. These students should consult the information on the Master of Journalism or the Master of Arts in Communication in the Graduate Calendar.

In addition to the graduation requirements of the Faculty, a candidate for the degree of Bachelor of Journalism with Honours must have:

  1. a Major CGPA of at least 6.50,
  2. a grade of C or better in the reporting courses,
  3. a grade of C- or better in each other Journalism course,
  4. an Overall CGPA of at least 5.00, and
  5. the recommendation for graduation by the School of Journalism.

Academic Performance Evaluation in Journalism

Students in the Journalism degree are subject to the standard process of Academic Performance Evaluation for Honours programs with the following exceptions and additions.

  1. Continuation to Second Year Continuation in Good Standing after the first Academic Performance Evaluation will be guaranteed only to First-year Journalism students who achieve a B+ or better in JOUR 1000 [1.0] and an Overall CGPA of at least 8.00 in first year on 5.0 full credits. The School also maintains a number of places in second year for students who wish to transfer from Carleton or elsewhere. Normally, offers are made to students with an overall CGPA equivalent to 10.00 (A-) or better.
  2. Continuation in Good Standing at subsequent Academic Performance Evaluations requires a minimum major CGPA of 6.50 and an Overall CGPA of at least 5.00.
General Prerequisite

Students may not continue into 3000-level or higher courses unless the following three minimum requirements are met:

  1. at least C standing in JOUR 2201 [1.0];
  2. a CGPA of at least 6.50 over the courses JOUR 1000 [1.0], JOUR 2201 [1.0], JOUR 2205 and JOUR 2501;
  3. an Overall CGPA of at least 5.00.
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Prohibited Courses

Courses below the 1000-level may not be used for credit in Journalism programs.

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Language Requirement

The School requires students to demonstrate proficiency in at least one language other than English, normally French. Students are required to demonstrate such proficiency normally through the completion of any first-year credit (or its approved equivalent) in a language offered at Carleton.

For students who consider that they already have a proficiency in French, the School conducts oral French-language examinations on an ad hoc basis. Students who have completed French Immersion in high school or who have obtained a Bilingual Diploma or Certificate will be regarded as having met the language requirements. For other languages, the onus is on the student to provide suitable evidence of proficiency to the department. In both cases, the student will be required to take an optional credit to replace the language credit.

Students from abroad whose mother tongue is other than English or students whose research interests require another language may obtain permission from the Supervisor of Undergraduate Studies to substitute this language for French.

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Program Requirements

Journalism
B.J. Honours (20.0 credits)

  1. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (8.0 credits):
  1. 1.0 credit in JOUR 1000 [1.0];
  2. 2.0 credits in JOUR 2201 [1.0], JOUR 2205 and JOUR 2501;
  3. 2.0 credits in JOUR 3205 [1.0], JOUR 3207 and JOUR 3208;
  4. 2.0 credits in JOUR 4000 [1.0] and JOUR 4201 [1.0];
  5. 1.0 credit from: JOUR 4204, JOUR 4205, JOUR 4206, JOUR 4207 or JOUR 4208;
  1. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (12.0 credits):
  1. 4.0 credits must be taken in a field other than journalism, with at least 1.0 of these credits at the 3000-level or higher;
  2. 1.0 credit to meet language requirement;
  3. 1.0 credit from: HIST 1300 [1.0], HIST 2303 [1.0], HIST 2304 [1.0] or HIST 3203 and HIST 3204;
  4. 6.0 credits in free electives. Note: No more than two of JOUR 4204, JOUR 4205, JOUR 4206, JOUR 4207 and JOUR 4208 may be used to fulfil requirements for the degree. No course from this list may be taken more than once and two courses from this list may not be taken simultaneously.
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Journalism
with Concentration in Psychology
B.J. Honours (20.0 credits)

  1. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (8.0 credits):
  1. 7.0 credits in JOUR 1000 [1.0], JOUR 2201 [1.0], JOUR 2205, JOUR 2501, JOUR 3205 [1.0], JOUR 3207, JOUR 3208, JOUR 4000 [1.0] and JOUR 4201 [1.0];
  2. 1.0 credit from: JOUR 4204, JOUR 4205, JOUR 4206, JOUR 4207, or JOUR 4208;
  1. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (12.0 credits):
  1. 2.0 credits in PSYC 1001, PSYC 1002, PSYC 2001, PSYC 2002;
  2. 1.0 credit from: PSYC 2100, PSYC 2200, PSYC 2300, PSYC 2500, PSYC 2600 or PSYC 2700;
  3. 2.0 credits in psychology chosen in consultation with members of the Department from psychology courses in the areas of behavioral neuroscience, community and social psychology, perception and cognition, developmental psychology, forensic, HCI, or personality and assessment;
  4. 1.0 credit in PSYC;
  5. 1.0 language credit;
  6. 1.0 credit from: HIST 1300 [1.0], HIST 2303 [1.0], HIST 2304 [1.0] or HIST 3203 and HIST 3204;
  7. 4.0 credits in free electives.

Bachelor of Journalism Combined Honours

Honours programs may be taken by students in the four-year undergraduate program in which Journalism is combined with other disciplines. Such programs are available with the following subjects:

Canadian Studies, Economics, English, French, History, Mass Communication, Political Science, Law, Philosophy, Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies. Details of the specific requirements for those programs may be obtained from the Department concerned. Special arrangements may be made for other combinations in consultation with the Supervisor of Undergraduate Studies (Journalism). The Journalism requirements for the Combined Honours program are normally the same as those for the Bachelor of Journalism with Honours listed above. The requirements of the other discipline are the same as those listed for the Combined Honours program in that discipline. Students are advised to consult the Combined Honours entry of their second discipline in this calendar for details. Combined Honours programs in Journalism and other disciplines are available only to students registered in Journalism.

Bachelor of Arts Combined Honours

Upon application procedures described below, students combining Journalism with another discipline may elect to graduate with the degree Bachelor of Arts (Combined Honours) in lieu of the Bachelor of Journalism (Combined Honours). The Journalism requirements for this degree are the same as those for the Bachelor of Journalism with Honours listed above. The requirements of the other discipline are the same as those listed for Combined Honours programs in the other discipline. Students are advised to consult the Combined Honours entry of their second discipline in this calendar for details. All students who elect to receive the Bachelor of Arts (Combined Honours) must (i) write the Honours Research Essay, if required, in the other discipline and (ii) must transfer to the Bachelor of Arts Honours program as a Combined Honours student. Students who are not required to present an Honours Research Essay by the other discipline, but who prefer to graduate as a Bachelor of Arts student, must also transfer to the Bachelor of Arts Honours program. Such students cannot request an Internal Degree Transfer until at least 60 days before the completion of the final courses required for their degree to assure their graduation at the next convocation.

Combined Honours programs in Journalism and other disciplines are available only to students registered in Journalism.

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Journalism B.J. Combined Honours (20.0 credits)

  1. Credits Included in the Journalism CGPA (8.0 credits):
  1. 1.0 credit in JOUR 1000 [1.0];
  2. 2.0 credits in JOUR 2201 [1.0], JOUR 2205 and JOUR 2501;
  3. 2.0 credits in JOUR 3205 [1.0] and JOUR 3207 and JOUR 3208;
  4. 2.0 credits in JOUR 4000 [1.0] and JOUR 4201 {1.0];
  5. 1.0 credit from: JOUR 4204, JOUR 4205, JOUR 4206, JOUR 4207 or JOUR 4208;
  1. Additional Requirements (12.0 credits):
  1. 1.0 language credit;
  2. 1.0 credit from: HIST 1300 [1.0], HIST 2303 [1.0], HIST 2304 [1.0] or HIST 3203 and HIST 3204;
  3. The requirements from the other discipline, including where required an honours research essay;
  4. Sufficient free electives to make 20.0 credits for the whole program. Note: Items 6 and/or 7 above may be satisfied by courses simultaneously fulfilling requirements of the other discipline.
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