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Science Journalism (Minor)

Program type
Minor
Primary campus
Loyola (LOY)
Start term
Fall

Why study Science Journalism?

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.

You’ll benefit from small class sizes and state-of-the-art facilities. Engage in research-creation projects or partake in an internship practicum.

We'll equip you with the storytelling tools you need to communicate science accurately and engagingly. Become part of our growing Science Journalism Hub.

Program structure

Program option

  • 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.



Courses



Admission criteria

Minimum cut-off averages and course requirements



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.

Application process

If you are a new student applying to Concordia, complete an admissions application.

If you are a current Concordia BSc student:


After your degree

  • Be able to write, report and communicate scientific topics in a clear, accurate and engaging way;
  • Be able to experiment with new forms of multimedia storytelling, including through audio, video, photography and social media platforms;
  • Be part of a growing network of science communicators and journalists.

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