Communication Studies


The Minor in Communication Studies provides a critical understanding of the role that communication technologies and media play in society. 

You will explore the history, forms, and critical theories of communications and media studies. Our program has a strong academic focus, which offers intellectually challenging and innovative instruction. 

Courses are shaped around faculty interests in critical, anti-oppressive, and interpretive traditions in communication studies. They are organized around three primary themes that address media institutions and practices: 

  • History and Theory of Media 
  • Media, Communication and Culture
  • Power, Difference and Justice 


A background in Communications Studies will give you a greater understanding of how information can be communicated effectively. This knowledge is relevant to almost every industry. You may wish to pursue graduate studies or professional work in areas like communications, media and culture.

You could become a professional:

  • Public relations specialist
  • Human resources specialist
  • Content creator
  • Journalist
  • Media planner

Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Arts.

See the full eligibility information for more information about deadlines and required documents for your application. 

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