Communication studies is offered as an Honours Double Major Interdisciplinary BA program and as a Specialized Honours BA program. The Specialized Honours BA program is a delayed-entry program; admission to the program requires that students achieve a 6.0 (B) average in AS/SOSC 1310 9.00 and at least six other communication studies credits and a cumulative grade point average of at least 5.0 (C+). The program also offers a Specialized Honours BA in information technology and communication studies. For details, please consult the Faculty of Arts Programs of Study section of this calendar.
The communication studies curriculum consists of four sub-fields that are considered the main themes of the program: interpersonal and organizational communication; critical technology studies; politics and policy; and media, culture and society. The emphasis of the program is academic rather than technical; the aim of the program is to produce graduates who have acquired skills in communications analysis and a synthesis of knowledge in the increasingly complex field of communications.