of Professional Arts Communication Studies Major is offered by Athabasca
for State and Legal Studies.
The program allows students to apply their knowledge within a
national and international context of mass media and communication.
The Bachelor of Professional Arts (Communication Studies) is available
to students who have completed an approved two-year communications-related
diploma (e.g., public relations, advertising, journalism, multi-media,
broadcasting, library and information studies, legal assistant,
and marketing) or equivalent. Students may either apply for prior
learning assessment credits in this program or discuss an academic
assessment with the program coordinator.
information regarding the Communication Studies major, contact the
The common core courses may be taken at any time. Students are
encouraged to complete the common core courses early in their program.
The common core address skills and knowledge that will help students
succeed with the remaining degree requirements.
A maximum of 60 credits may be awarded towards the admission requirements
for this program through portfolio assessment by the Prior Learning
Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) office or a maximum of 30 PLAR
credits may be awarded towards the remaining credits in the program.
Athabasca University has developed program learning outcomes that describe the career options that may be available to you upon graduating.
must complete the following degree requirements: