The Communication and Media Studies program supports a number of options for Carleton students: select our flagship Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies (B.CoMS) degree as your major; add work placements to your degree in the Co-operative Education program; combine Communication and Media Studies with another discipline as a Combined Honours degree or a minor; or take the Global Media and Communication specialization in the Bachelor of Global and International Studies program.
Co-operative Education provides students with opportunities to develop key professional skills and experience, explore career options, and graduate with tangible, workplace experience. Check out the Top Ten reasons to choose Carleton’s Co-op program.
Co-op work terms are paid, full-time, positions in a professional setting in the field of communication and media. Our students have placements with the provincial and federal governments, in private industry, university departments, and the media industry. Positions include roles such as communication analyst, marketing associate, outreach and communications officer, project manager, web developer, marketing and communications specialist, social media analyst, and broadcast media assistant.
Students admitted to the Co-op program begin their first work term placement on completion of year two (with a minimum of 10 credits completed) in the B.CoMS program. Students must maintain a GPA of 9.0 to participate in Co-op. Work terms are normally four months in duration and students must complete three work terms. Please visit the Co-operative Education website for detailed information. ⮐
If you are in the B.CoMS program, you can combine Sociology, Political Science, Economics or most other disciplines with Communication and Media Studies for a Combined Honours degree. Students who are in the Bachelor of Journalism program may also combine their studies in Journalism and Communication and Media Studies for a Bachelor of Journalism Combined Honours. ⮐
Students in the Bachelor of Global and International Studies (BGInS) program may elect to complete the Specialization in Global Media and Communication.
In addition to completing core courses in BGInS and CoMS, you will explore global media and communication in historical and contemporary contexts, drawing on a range of perspectives that will provide the knowledge and skills necessary for working in global and international settings as communicators, researchers, analysts or advocates. For more information about the BGInS program, please visit their site. ⮐
Bachelor of Arts (Communication Studies)
This program is no longer offered to new students. However, if you are continuing in the Bachelor of Arts Communication Studies degree please see the archived calendar for Communication Studies program requirements. For specific questions, please visit the Student Resources page for information about how to get help. ⮐