Communication Studies

Seek to understand how we how people gather, share, understand and use information in our ever-evolving society

Overview

Become a valuable asset to any industry with an in-depth knowledge of strategies to effectively communicate any message and affect change.  

In the Communication Studies program, classroom theory is integrated with hands-on experience. The program focuses on media and culture studies, as well as the study of information and communication technology (ICTs).

By combining university and college studies, the program enables students to acquire career related skills while learning about communications and media theory, policy and ethics. Students gain an understanding of how knowledge and culture are produced and reflected in speech, writing, television, film, radio, digital media, interactive entertainment, the Internet, and wireless program networks.

Students may choose a research focus or specialize in Public Relations. Graduates of college programs in journalism, public relations, advertising and graphic design.

Key Features

Benefit from a personable and collaborative approach to both teaching and learning, and a faculty that truly enjoys teaching
Participate in class discussion, exercises and activities, and engage with the program through the use of various media culture for illustrative purposes
Take a critical approach to the topic of information and communication technology (ICT) and its related issues

Career Opportunities

Graduates can rest assured knowing there is a multitude of career options they can explore post-graduation. Some career options include, but are not limited to:

  • Media editors, consultants
  • Speechwriters
  • Journalists
  • Public relations practitioners
  • Communications officers
  • Marketing coordinators
  • Public speaking professionals
  • Staff writers
  • Political campaign coordinators

Many of these careers can be found in the public and private sector.
 

Gia Patil

Laurentian has been transformational, in every sense of the word. From being able to fast-track my education to have the opportunity to work in the field, Laurentian has been there every step of the way. I remember my first day at the University, I was apprehensive about how these two years would go, would I make any friends, what kind of a job would I end up in after this program. With due time Laurentian helped me answer all of those, I made lifelong friendships, got a dream job through work-study and I now know wherever I am, I know I will make Laurentian proud. The professors in Communication Studies are phenomenal, to say the least. They are committed to your success and are always willing to go the extra mile in case you need help. The small class sizes were also definitely a plus as I got to interact with my peers easily on a daily basis. I would recommend Communication Studies to anyone who wants to challenge themselves, challenge their ideologies, and truly wishes to have an immersive education.

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