Public Relations

The Department of Communication offers an Honours Bachelor in Public Relations. This is a joint program with Algonquin College (in English) and with La Cité (in French).

In Canada, there is a high demand in the public relations industry. This career offers you a wide variety of functions and tasks: developing communication plans, strategies, and materials; organizing events; producing visual and online materials; and managing crises. Public relations are ubiquitous in politics, business, NGOs, and the entertainment industry.

There are two ways to complete this degree:

1) Register for the honours bachelor's degree at the University and, after completing 75 credits there (five sessions), transfer to Algonquin College to complete the diploma program in public relations. Because of space limitations at Algonquin, the University can only accept 25 students in this stream. Also, you must have an average of at least 70% (CPGA of 6.0 at uOttawa) to be admitted.

2) Start by completing two years in public relations at Algonquin College (you must maintain an average of at least 70%, GPA of 3.0 at the college level) and then transfer to uOttawa to do five more sessions (75 credits). The University has no registration limits in this case.