Program News

New Programs

A New Bachelor of Media Production and Design with a Cooperative Education Option ​has been introduced for Fall 2018. The new Bachelor of Media Production and Design (BMPD) combines the non-fiction storytelling and explanatory skills of journalists with design and online production capabilities, preparing students to turn ideas into informative and engaging online content. A combination of intensive hands-on workshops and lecture courses will give students a strong foundation in data, research, writing and narrative abilities across media formats (text, photography, audio, video and graphics) as well as design and production skills. The BMPD will be housed in Carleton's School of Journalism and Communication (SJC) and some courses will be taught by the School of Information Technology (SIT).

The Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, including a minimum of six 4U or M courses. The six 4U or M courses must include English and 1 of Advanced Functions, Calculus & Vectors, or Mathematics of Data Management. Advanced Functions is recommended. It is estimated that a minimum admissions average of 80%-82% will be required for entry into the program. This will be determined by the program each year with a goal of admitting 30 students in the first year, rising to 60 students in the second and subsequent years.

A new Certificate in Professional Writing is designed to be taken concurrently with an honours undergraduate degree in English or Applied Language and Discourse Studies, or any other bachelor degree program where a student has second-year standing and a CGPA of 7.5 or higher. To be eligible for admissions, applicants must present a statement of purpose and a sample of their academic or professional writing and have permission of the Professional Writing Program.

A new Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Professional Writing is intended as a program option designed to provide students with a comprehensive education in the nature, contexts, and practice of the specialized types of writing that occur in professional contexts. Students applying for admission must have an honours undergraduate degree with a GPA of 8.0 or higher. To be eligible for admissions, applicants must present a statement of purpose and a sample of their academic or professional writing and have permission from the Professional Writing Program.

A new Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Film Studies is intended for students applying for admission into the MA in Film Studies who have at least an 8.0 GPA, but minimal background in Film Studies.

New Minors in Human Rights and Social Justice, South Asian Studies and Professional Writing.

Program Changes

The Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management now offers 4 specializations with 2 to 3 concentrations.

  • Communication and Policy Studies offers Communication Technologies and Regulation or Strategic Public Opinion.
  • Development Policy Studies has a concentration in Rights and Human Development or Global Economic Relations.
  • International Policy Studies offers International Relations and Conflict or Security and Intelligence concentrations.
  • Public Policy and Administration has 3 options in Social Policy, Economic Policy or Environmental and Sustainable Energy Policy.

Bachelor of Global and International Studies has introduced 6 new specializations (Honours) and 6 new streams (General) in:

  • French and Francophone Studies
  • Global Development
  • Global Genders and Sexualities
  • Global Law and Social Justice
  • Globalization, Culture and Power
  • Teaching English in Global Contexts

There is a new Course Abroad and Practicum Course that is effective fall 2017.

A new Stream in Astrophysics is offered in the Bachelor of Science Honours in Physics.

A new Stream in Social Justice is offered in the Bachelor of Arts Honours or ​Combined Honours in Sociology.

There is now a Combined Honours in History and Theory of Architecture in the Bachelor of Arts program.

Students can study Economics with other disciplines within the Bachelor of Arts, Combined Honours in Economics or they can pursue the Bachelor of Economics Honours.

Admissions Updates

The portfolio deadline for the ​Bachelor of Architectural Studies​ program is now March 1.

The Bachelor of Information Technology program has made changes to the admissions requirements. For the Photonics and Laser Technology program, 4U Advance Functions is required. There is no longer a requirement for 4U Physics or another 4U credit in Calculus and Vectors, Chemistry or Earth and Space Science.

For the Interactive Multimedia and Design program, the math requirement has changed to 4U Advanced Functions. There is also a portfolio requirement due March 1 and applicants must submit work that demonstrates their creativity and aptitude in design work.

For the Information Resource Management program, there is no change: 4U English and 1 of 4U Advanced Functions, Calculus and Vectors, or Mathematics of Data Management.

For the Network Technology program, there is no change: 1 of 4U Advanced Functions, Calculus and Vectors, or Mathematics of Data Management.