University of Toronto - Mississauga

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Professional Writing and Communication (HBA)

University of Toronto - Mississauga

Faculty:Communication, Culture, Information & Technology
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
English Technical and Business Writing
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,700
Careers:Authors and WritersTechnical Writers


Professional Writing and Communication (PWC) refers to the principles of communication articulated in classical rhetoric and updated through contemporary theory and practice in professional settings. PWC treats communication as interdisciplinary and socially situated. Program courses emphasize communications based on primary research. The PWC curriculum grows out of composition, genre, and discourse theories -- research grounded in anthropology, philosophy, psychology, sociology, linguistics and literary theory. PWC students examine the way communication, especially written communication, works in professional, academic, artistic, personal and public settings.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*74 to 79
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 
Applicants are required to have an average of mid to high 70s.
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

* 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 23, 2022