The Minor in Science Journalism aims to produce intelligent, thoughtful, and versatile journalists and communicators who engage citizens in a democratic society, helping them make informed decisions about their communities. With a focus on the communication of scientific topics, this professional education combines hands-on writing and audiovisual production workshops with lectures and seminars that critically examine the social and political contexts in which journalism is produced.
We'll equip you with the storytelling tools you need to communicate science accurately and engagingly. Become part of our growing Science Journalism Hub.
First program of its kind in Canada
Many opportunities for hands-on learning through internships and research creation projects
A chance to gain specialization in a field of increasing importance within media
Minor in Science Journalism (24 credits)
Complete 24 credits in the Department of Journalism, which include 12 credits of core courses, and 12 credits of elective courses. The Minor is available to students beginning or currently enrolled in a BSc program.
JOUR 206 Introduction to Reporting (3 credits)
JOUR 207 Introduction to Multimedia (3 credits)
JOUR 340 Communicating Science with Society (3 credits)
JOUR 402 Specialist Reporting (3 credits) *topics course with a focus on science and health
Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.
Additional requirements for admission
Letter of intent (500 words double spaced, written in English)
Introduce yourself to the admissions committee. Tell us about yourself.
Note your Concordia BSc program. This can be a program you have applied to enter for Fall or the BSc program you are currently studying in at Concordia.
Explain why you want to study science journalism, your academic/professional interests, and any other relevant information.
We are one of the most established and respected Communication Studies programs in North America, and are well known for combining creative media production with the study of media theory, criticism and history.