Communication and Media Studies

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communication and Culture

Why choose Communication and Media Studies?


Communication and Media Studies scholars ask questions such as: Can Facebook ignite civic engagement? How did the invention of the printing press change everyday life? Are female athletes accurately represented in the media?

Communication and Media Studies explores the complex world of communications, its dynamics, and its impact on contemporary societies and cultures. During the course of your studies, you'll gain the knowledge to communicate ideas effectively to a variety of audiences and to investigate communication in and across a variety of media.

Career opportunities

As a Communication and Media Studies graduate, you'll be prepared for career opportunities in areas such as the civil service, the non-profit sector, and the business world. A degree in Communication and Media Studies can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or another professional degree such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine, or education.

Note: The Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies degree option is in partnership with the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT​).

Program highlights

Co-operative work placement - Gain valuable full-time paid work experience that alternates with your academic studies.

Study abroad opportunities - Cultural and academic experiences at destinations around the world.

Honours Degree - In-depth study of a specific topic completed under the supervision of a faculty member.


Courses in this program

Communication Research Methods, New Media, Professional and Technical Communication, Rhetorical Communication, ​Introduction to Communications Studies


As a young and rapidly growing department in a young and vibrant university, we are on the cutting edge of communication and media studies. My major focus at the university is teaching, learning, and student engagement – inside and outside the classroom. I also co-teach a group study abroad program in Spain bi-annually, exploring food culture and communication in an international context.

– ​Dawn Johnston, PhD — Associate Dean; Senior Instructor


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