Communication and Sociology
The Communication program offers two options: organizational communications and news media. If you are looking for a career in public relations, group leadership, or internal communications, the first option is for you. If you prefer journalism, video production, multimedia or a career in research, you would probably choose the second option. By adding Sociology to the mix, you will also study society in all its various guises, giving you a deeper understanding of the wide range of cultures that have shaped the history and evolution of human communities.
With a bidisciplinary degree in Communication and Sociology, you may choose a career in community and social services, health and social policy analysis or journalism, or work as a media or public relations officer, or family and marriage counsellor, or go into teaching.
Your CO-OP placements will offer you an opportunity to problem-solve and exercise your research, synthesis and writing skills. Positions are available in government agencies, private companies, the civil service, and national and international development agencies, as well as community organizations and research centres.
Some of our employers include
- Bell Canada
- Canadian Heritage
- Canadian International Development Agency
- Canadian Institues of Health Research
- Canada School of Public Service
- Centre for Public Management
- Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada
- Human Resources & Social Development Canada
- L`Arche Ottawa
- Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
- National Defence
- Natural Resources Canada
- Public Health Agency of Canada
- Regroupement des gens d`affaires de la Capitale nationale Inc.
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police
- University of Ottawa
Examples of tasks at work
- Designing and conducting public opinion surveys
- Conducting interviews
- Interpreting study results
- Writing research reports
- Analyzing social, economic and political issues
- Writing strategic communication plans
- Designing, realizing and implementing communication and public relations campaigns
- Analyzing media coverage
- Designing web pages
- Drafting articles and backgrounders
- Organizing conferences and special events
- Designing promotional materials for the media and the public
Sequence 1 - all students follow this sequence
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September 30 of your second year of studies
- Be registered full-time in the joint honours bachelor of arts program in Communication and Sociology
- Have a minimum CGPA of 6
- Have completed at least 54 credits before your first work term
- Be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or an international student (authorization or diplomat)
CO-OP fees - First work term before winter 2011
As a CO-OP student, you also pay CO-OP fees (announced every year by the Registrar) for each study session and work term, starting with the session before your first work term and up to and including your last work term.
CO-OP fees - First work term in or after winter 2011
As a CO-OP student, you also pay CO-OP fees (announced every year by the Registrar) for the session before your first work term and then for every work term, up to and including your last one.
How to apply
For information on how to apply to this CO-OP program, please click Here.