University Studies: Communication Studies
DEGREE / UNIVERSITY TRANSFER
A degree in communications opens the doors to a variety of careers in fields such as publishing, public relations, advertising, sales and marketing, consulting, technical writing, media relations and much more.
About this Program
The Bachelor of Professional Arts - Communication Studies degree allows students to apply your communications knowledge, skills and experience within national and international contexts of mass media and communication.
This four-year, 120-credit degree is available to students that have completed an Athabasca University approved two-year communications related diploma from Medicine Hat College or another recognized post-secondary institution.
Athabasca University has approved the following Medicine Hat College diplomas for transfer to this degree:
- Administrative Office Management (30 credits)
- Business Administration
- Built Environment Engineering Technology (BEET) (30 credits)
- CADD/Technical Illustrator
NOTE: This degree requires students to complete a minimum of ten (10) courses through Athabasca University to fulfill the residency requirement. Students may complete this degree by taking a combination of Medicine Hat College and Athabasca University courses.
Medicine Hat College senior level courses in areas such as English, history, psychology and sociology may be suitable for meeting the third and fourth year requirements of this degree.
We encourage students to consult with a Medicine Hat College Academic Advisor or an Athabasca University Academic Advisor regarding admission requirements and course selections. It is important that you make correct course choices as part of your degree.
Admission RequirementsWe encourage students to consult with a Medicine Hat College Academic Advisor or an Athabasca University Academic Advisor regarding
admission requirements and course selections. It is important that you make correct course choices as part of your degree.
Course ListPlease see the academic calendar or meet with a academic advisor for an up to date set of courses related to Communication Studies.
Graduates of the Communication Studies degree may find employment in:
|Advertising Consulting Education||Legal, Story or Survey Research||Publishing|
|Corporate Communications||Lobbyist||Sales or Marketing|
|Government and Government Relations||Policy Analyst||Technical Writing|
|Human Resources Management||Public Relations|
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