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What will I learn?

The study of communications addresses many contemporary questions. Who controls the media and why? What shape does communication take in today’s global world? What are the different media technologies and at whom are they targeted? Communication studies addresses these questions and others as it critically examines the role and development of communication in modern society.

Communication studies at Memorial

The communication studies major has been one of the fastest growing programs at Memorial since its introduction in 2010. As an interdisciplinary program it provides exposure to courses in various disciplines within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Communication studies is housed in the Department of English.

Career opportunities

A bachelor of arts degree, with a major in communication studies, prepares students for a variety of careers including:

  • advertising
  • human resources management
  • public relations
  • education
  • consulting
  • telecommunications
  • broadcasting
  • fine and performing arts
  • writing
  • publishing
  • research (academic and business)

Communication studies is also excellent preparation if you intend to pursue a career in law, journalism, film or politics.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 120 credits)

Tuition fees
CAD$20,000.00 (US$ 14,724) per year
Start date

5 January 2023, 8 May 2023

Venue

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Memorial University,

Arts and Administration Building, A-5015,

St. JOHN'S,

Newfoundland and Labrador (NL),

A1C5S7, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements accepted: The Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment with a minimum band scores of between 50 and 60 in each of the four skills tested (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking), with at least two band scores of 60 are the minimum requirements necessary for admission to the Marine Institute; A minimum score of at least 85 on the English Proficiency Test administered by the English Language Institute of the University of Michigan (MELAB); Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST) with a minimum band scores of 4.5 in the listening comprehension and reading comprehension sub-tests and a score of 4 in writing are required to satisfy Marine Institute English proficiency requirements; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) with a minimum score of 85.Grade requirement: Overall B average in the required subject areas at the grade 12 or equivalent level.

For international students

Applicants shall have completed the requirements for a recognized high school diploma or equivalent.

English Language Requirements:

Duolingo English Test (DET) - A minimum score of 115.

IELTS - A minimum overall band score of 6.5, with at least a band 6 in reading and writing. General training results are not acceptable.

TOEFL - A minimum score of 79 on the internet-based TOEFL (iBT) with a minimum score of 20 in reading and writing, and not less than 17 in listening and speaking.

(CAEL) Assessment - Minimum band scores between 50 and 60 in each of the four skills tested (reading, writing, listening and speaking), with at least two band scores of 60.

Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE) - A minimum score of 58 in each of the reading, writing, listening and speaking components of the PTE is required.

CanTEST - Minimum band scores of 4.5 in the listening comprehension and reading comprehension sub-tests and a score of 4 in writing are required on the CanTest.

MELAB - A minimum score of 85 is required on the MELAB.

Application Deadline:

Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply by:

March 1 for fall admission
Oct. 1 for winter admission
Feb. 1 for spring admission

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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