Bachelor of Arts (BA) – Communication

(i) 3-year General Degree

  1. 30 Communication credits
  2. 30 Elective credits
  3. 30 BA core credits

(ii) 4-year Major Degrees

Major (Total 42 credits in Communication)

  1. Communication 261 or another research methods course (3 or 6 credits)
  2. No more than a total of 9 credits at the 100 level.
  3. 3 credits at 400-level
  4. Minor (18 credits)
  5. Free electives (24 credits)
  6. BA Core (36 credits)

Double Major

1st Major (Total 36 credits in Communication)

  1. Communication 261 or another research methods course (3 or 6 credits)
  2. No more than a total of 9 credits at the 100 level.
  3. 3 credits at 400-level
  4. 2nd Major (24 credits)
  5. Free electives (24 credits)
  6. BA Core (36 credits)

Area Major

1st Major (Total 24 credits in Communication)

  1. At least 6 credits at the 400-level
  2. No more than a total of 9 credits at the 100-level
  3. 2nd Major (24 credits)
  4. 3rd Major (18 credits)
  5. Free electives (18 credits)
  6. BA Core (36 credits)

(iii) BA (Honours) Degree

The BA Honours Communication is a four-year program designed to prepare students for graduate school as well as careers.  Students must complete the BA core, 60 credits in Communication and 30 credits in electives.  To be admitted, students must have an overall average of 65 and an average of 70 and an average of 75 in Communication courses taken in the last two years of the program.  Honour Students complete an Honours Thesis.

Bachelor of Arts Community Studies (BACS) – Communication

Students in the BACS program may take either a three-year or a four-year program.  In the three-year program students may complete the general BACS degree (15 courses, 90 credits).  The four-year program (20 courses, 120 credits) offers three options: the Major/Minor, the Double Major, and the Area Major.

Those entering the BACS program may enter either the three-year or the four-year program.  Those who begin in the three-year program may change to a four-year program at a later date if they meet program requirements for average and grades.  Students who begin a four-year program must attain the required average and grades to remain in the program.

Students wishing to graduate with a four-year BACS Major in Communication must take COMM261, COMM498 or 499, and an additional 3 credits at the 400-level and no more than 9 credits at the 100-level.

For more detailed information, see the Academic Calendar or consult the Department Chair.

Disclaimer:  Each student bears the responsibility for ensuring that his/her course choices satisfy both the overall program regulations and the individual Department regulations for Specializations, Majors and Honours.

Tanya Brann-Barrett
Dean of Research, Teaching & Graduate Studies and Associate Professor of Communication

Office: B-212

Phone: 902.563.1843
http://faculty.cbu.ca/communication/barrett.htm

Sarah Farrow
Communication Lab Instructor

Office: CC-266-E

Phone: 902.563.1139

Michael MacDonald
Assistant Professor, Communication

Office: CC-266F

Phone: 902.563.1635
http://faculty.cbu.ca/communication/macdonald.htm

Erna MacLeod
Assistant Professor, Communication

Office: CC266B

Phone: 902.563.1124
http://faculty.cbu.ca/communication/macleod.htm

Felix Odartey-Wellington
Associate Professor, Communication

Office: CC266A

Phone: 902.563.1234
http://faculty.cbu.ca/communication/wellington.htm

Judith Rolls
Professor, Communication

Office: CC266C

Phone: 902.563.1245

Dawn MacDougall
Students' Union

Phone: 563-1477

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