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Communication Studies (BA)


Communication Studies (BA)

 waterloo

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In our Communication Studies program, you’ll gain a critical perspective and marketable knowledge of communication and mass media, enabling you to become a reflective, engaged citizen in our contemporary world.

Communication Studies teaches you how to understand, analyze, interpret communication in its social, economic, political, cultural and historical contexts.


Program Highlights

  • We offer fourth-year courses that focus on key debates and issues in contemporary communication and media.
  • 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.

Sample Courses

  • Social Media and Social Life
  • Visual Communication and Culture
  • Public Communication
  • Introduction to Creative Industries
  • Risk Communication
  • Technology and Society
  • Television Studies
  • Critical Advertising Studies
  • Alternative Media

Requirements

International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English at 3.
  • IB Minimum Score: 26.

Find equivalent requirements for additional curriculums in the admissions toolkits.

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