Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies (Honours) Requirements
The Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies (B.CoMS) degree is a four-year Honours program. Of the 20.0 credits required for the B.CoMS degree, 9.0 credits must be in Communication and Media Studies. Eight of your remaining 11.0 credits must be chosen from disciplines outside Communication and Media Studies. The three remaining credits are free electives. You can find course descriptions and program requirements in the 2016-17 Undergraduate Calendar. If you’re thinking of applying, check out the admissions information below.
If you are a student continuing in the Bachelor of Arts Communication Studies degree, program information can be found at the bottom of this page.
The Co-op Program
You may elect to participate in the co-op option as part of your studies at Carleton University. The co-operative education program enables you to alternate your periods of study with four, eight, 12 or 16-month work terms with employers in your field. Typically, you will take an additional year of study to complete all academic and co-op program requirements, develop your work skills, and acquire the relevant industry experience. This program is not administered by the Communication and Media Studies Program, but you can explore the co-op option on the Co-operative Education website.
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 can also combine their studies in Journalism and Communication and Media Studies for a Bachelor of Journalism Combined Honours.
A Combined Honours degree requires 20.0 credits. You must have 7.0 credits in Communication and Media Studies and you must meet the requirements of the other discipline. The remaining credits are free electives or credits not in the two disciplines pursued. Students in the Combined Honours degree cannot take the fourth-year B.CoMS workshop courses.
Minor in Communication and Media Studies
If you are not majoring in the B.CoMS program, but are pursuing a BA (General) or BA (Honours) in another discipline, you may choose to complete a minor in Communication and Media Studies. For the minor, you will need 4.0 required credits in Communication and Media Studies courses.
Continuation in the Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies
For continuation in the B.CoMS Honours program, students are expected to meet the minimum CGPA requirements for good standing status, which are outlined in the university’s academic regulations.
Bachelor of Global and International Studies – Specialization in Global Media and Communication
Students in the Bachelor of Global and International Studies (BGInS) program may elect to complete the Specialization in Global Media and Communication. In this specialization, 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. Students in this specialization cannot take the fourth-year B.CoMS workshop courses. For more information about the Bachelor of Global and International Studies program, please visit their site.