Communication & Media Studies

Communication is fundamental to all aspects of life. Our communication degrees will help you navigate your way through today’s media-saturated landscape. You will be empowered to think critically about how we interact with one another, as well as the people and mechanisms that influence and shape the world around us.

Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies

A degree in Communication and Media Studies will help you gain critical insight into contemporary life. You will learn to analyze how the media reflects, represents and influences the world. You will also learn how to evaluate, manage, and influence the constant flow of messages that characterizes today’s media environment where digital and mobile media have accelerated the speed and frequency of communication.

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Through the Communication and Media Studies program, I met my best friends, made career-long connections and I’m now using my course work in my professional portfolio. My co-op distinction has let me work in two professional settings: combining academic training with paid hands-on experience. My placements in both the government and in the private sector have introduced me to the working world and given me expertise with advertising platforms, digital marketing and content development.

Bachelor of Global and International Studies specialization in Global Media and Communication

The Bachelor of Global and International Studies (BGInS) is a multidisciplinary degree program with international experience and foreign language requirements. Students enrolled in the BGInS specialization in Global Media and Communication will acquire a rigorous understanding about media and communication technologies as engines of globalization. They 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.

Carleton’s Capital Advantage

Not only is Ottawa home to the federal government, but it also hosts the headquarters for international organizations, nonprofits, embassies and corporations. These offer students a myriad of choices for internships and placements.

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Program Highlights

  • Acquire expertise about the media and communication industries
  • Understand the impact and future of media technologies
  • Faculty with strong professional connections
  • Strong academic and professional community
  • Multiple career paths
  • Active alumni network

Program Information

  • Required Courses: English (ENG4U)
  • Cut off Range: 73-76%
  • Co-op Option: yes

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