of Professional Arts Communication Studies Major is offered by Athabasca
for State and Legal Studies.
The program encourages students to apply their professional 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- or three-year communications-related
diploma (e.g., public relations, advertising, journalism, multi-media,
broadcasting, library and information studies, legal assistant,
and marketing), a prior undergraduate degree, or at least two years of university coursework (with at least one year of professional practice relevant to the Communications Studies major), or equivalent from an accredited college, university, or institute of technology. For general
information regarding the Communication Studies major, please contact the
Some students may qualify to apply for up to 60 prior
learning assessment credits towards entry to this program, or for up to 30 credits towards senior credit once having been accepted to the program. Students are advised to contact their program advisor or the Centre for Learning Accreditation in order to learn more about Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition opportunities within the Communication Studies program.
The common core courses may be taken at any time; however, students are
encouraged to complete the common core courses early in their program. The common core addresses skills and knowledge that will help students
succeed with the remaining degree requirements.
In addition to completing this degree through online and distance learning, students may have the option to take courses for the Bachelor of Professional Arts (Communication Studies) in a classroom setting. Contact your program advisor for a listing of grouped study courses.
To Bachelor of Professional Arts program.