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Program Information

School:University of Waterloo
Faculty:Faculty of Arts
Degree:Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study:Communication and Media Studies, Other
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Communication, General
Description:In this exciting, highly interactive program, you'll explore how our everyday forms of communication create meaning and shape our perspective of the world. This degree is unique within Canada for our experience-based study of verbal, non-verbal, visual, and digital communication practices. You'll learn to master interviewing skills, become adept at public speaking, and communicate effectively as a leader. You'll also study the dynamics of communication in your personal interactions, your classrooms, workspaces, in your use of online and digital spaces, and more broadly in media and public communication.

Through Waterloo's co-op program, you'll earn money, have access to North America's largest selection of co-op jobs, and graduate with up to 2 years of valuable work experience.
URL:Communication Studies at University of Waterloo
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $8,000
International: $43,000
Scholarships:12
Careers:Managers in PublishingInfluencerCopywriters

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80 to 83
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

  • A minimum final grade of 70% is required in the prerequisite Grade 12 English course.
  • Ontario students need six Grade 12 U and/or M courses.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Not an Ontario high school student?

    We'll accept equivalent courses from other provinces and systems of study. Visit Waterloo's website to view the specific requirements for your province or country.

    If your first language is not English, please refer to our English language requirements and eligible tests.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 20, 2021

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