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Communication Studies (BA)


 Waterloo

Communication Studies examines the forms and practices of communication through 3 areas of emphasis:

  • Communication history and theory
  • Visual communication
  • Global communication and media

You’ll use a variety of approaches to analyze communication in its social, economic, political and cultural contexts. You’ll gain a critical perspective and a broad knowledge of communication and media, enabling you to become a reflective, engaged citizen in our contemporary world.

We’re known for our extraordinarily talented educators and researchers. Communication Studies faculty have been recognized for their research and teaching, and have received a variety of awards.

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Program Highlights

  • First-year students living in residence can apply for the Communication Studies Residence Learning Community to engage with like-minded peers, faculty and successful alumni outside of class.
  • We offer fourth-year courses that focus on key aspects of communication history, global and visual communication.
  • You’ll gain marketable knowledge of mass media that can lead to a career in publishing, public relations or marketing, or further study in communication, journalism, law or other areas.
  • Check out options to enhance your degree.

Sample Courses

  • Digital Media and Culture
  • Technology and Society
  • Non-Verbal Communication
  • Television Studies
  • Critical Advertising Studies
  • Alternative Media

Requirements

  • Admission range of mid-70s.
  • English at 60%.
  • More admission requirements are available in our admissions toolkit.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English.
  • IB Minimum Score: 28.

Careers

Career examples of recent graduates include:
  • Director, communications
  • National marketing assistant
  • Promotion coordinator
  • Photographer/Reporter
  • Advertising/Public relations coordinator

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