Course Sequence - Honours BA in Digital journalism (Route 1)

Journalism is currently undergoing a digital shift (Internet, mobile and tablet technology, data journalism), creating challenges for traditional journalists who need to develop new skills, techniques and approaches. With this program, students will better understand the challenges that journalists face in the Digital Age, which will help them when they enter the workforce. The Department of Communication offers an honours bachelor in Digital Journalism jointly with Algonquin College (in English) and with La Cité (in French). Courses at the University will provide theoretical, analytical and critical foundations, while college courses will focus on practical training.


Bachelor’s degree

  • Honours Bachelor in Digital Journalism

Language of instruction

The program is offered in English and French.


Journalist (web, radio, press, television), columnist, researcher, reporter, press agent, communications consultant, spokesperson, editor, social policy officer, publishing manager

What can I do with my studies? ( is a tool that provides information on career opportunities for graduates with a degree in digital journalism.





  Total 1st year 2nd year 3rd year 4th year 5th year

120 credits 

(40 courses)



30 credits

(10 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

University of Ottawa

75 credits
(25 courses)



CMN1160 Introduction to Media Studies
ENG1100 Workshop in Essay Writing
JOU1150 History of Journalism
CMN2101 Research Methods in Communication
CMN2170 New Media
CMN3152 Journalism Ethics
ENG3170 Writing for Digital Media
JOU3100 Digital Journalism I
JOU3300 Theories of Journalism
3 course credits in Communication (CMN) from the list of optional courses


Quantitative Methods
ENG3171 Communication in the Information Age
JOU4100 Digital Journalism II
CMN4170 Social Uses of New Media
JOU4300 Journalism Practice: From Production to Reception

9 course credits in Communication (CMN) from the list of optional courses

6 course credits from List B



JOU3916 Stage pratique/Internship
CMN4115 Media and Public Broadcasting

9 course credits of optional courses from List B

Algonquin College

45 credits (15 courses)

Algonquin College






CMN2152 Image and Communication
CMN2158 Multimedia I
CMN2167 Video I
CMN3158 Multimedia II
CMN3167 Video II
CMN3165 Media Industries
CMN4105 Ethics and Information Society




3 course credits in Economics (ECO) from:
ECO1102 Introduction to Macroeconomics
ECO1104 Introduction to Microeconomics
ECO2113 Canada and the World Economy
ECO2146 Introduction to Canadian Economic History
3 credits in Geography (GEG) from:
GEG1301 The Physical Environment
GEG1302 Places and Spaces of Human Activity
GEG2110 Sustainability of Social Spaces and Built Environments
GEG2320 Introduction to Geomatics
3 credits in History (HIS) from:
HIS1101 The Making of Canada
HIS1110 The Twentieth-Century World to 1945
HIS1111 The Twentieth-Century World from 1945
HIS1120 The History of Europe (16th-20th Century)
HIS2153 The United-States from 1945 to the Present
3 credits in Political Science (POL) from:
POL1101 Introduction to Political Science
POL2101 Introduction to Canadian Politics
POL2103 Introduction to International Relations and Global Politics
POL2107 Introduction to Political Thought
POL3126 Women and Politics
3 credits in Sociology (SOC) from:
SOC1101 Principles of Sociology
SOC2103 Socio-anthropology of the Family
SOC2104 Women, Men and Society
SOC2106 Introduction to Deviance and Social Problems
SOC2309 Canadian Society
SOC2312 Political Sociology
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