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 BPA Communication Studies major is available to
graduates of 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 previous undergraduate university degree, or a minimum of 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 program advisor.
Some students may qualify for
a) a maximum of 60 credits of Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) towards entry to this program, or,
b) a maximum of 30 credits towards senior credit once they are accepted into the program.
To learn more about PLAR opportunities within the Communication Studies program, please contact your program advisor or the Centre for Learning Accreditation.
In addition to completing BPA Communication Studies major through online and distance learning, students may have the option to take courses in a classroom setting. Contact your program advisor for a listing of grouped study courses.
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. Program Learning Outcomes
Athabasca University has developed program learning outcomes that describe the career options that may be available to you upon graduating. For more information regarding this major, contact the program advisor.
To Bachelor of Professional Arts program.