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Athabasca University

Communication Studies (CS) Major

Gain a solid foundation and customize your degree to meet your professional needs

What is this major about?

The main objective of the BPA-CS program is to provide you with a sound knowledge of the theoretical, historical, economic, political, and cultural contexts in which you practice your profession.

This major will
  • broaden your intellectual and professional understanding of the contexts in which communication happens
  • build on your knowledge, expertise, and practical experience that you have acquired in the workplace and from previous studies
  • balance theoretical knowledge with your practical skills and experience
  • prepare you to assume leadership positions, administrative responsibilities, and coordinating and consulting functions within your chosen field
  • contribute positively to the future development of the communication sector

With a wide range of courses to choose from you can customize the BPA-CS to meet your professional needs (see CS Major: Degree Requirements and Course Descriptions).

Updated January 19 2016 by Student & Academic Services

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