Top 12 Reasons to Apply to Communication Studies at York University

1. You will learn valuable professional skills such as formulating arguments, articulating ideas, evaluating information and creating content for different media platforms and communication environments.

2. You will able to choose from a wide variety of courses and gain expertise in analyzing and explaining the social implications of media technology, the outcomes of communications policies and the impacts of media on culture.

3. You will be recognized and rewarded for your excellent grades with student awards.

4. You will be able to apply for work in a wide range of professions, in the for-profit, not-for-profit, and public sector, including:

  • Internal communications specialist
  • Communications officer
  • Proposal writer
  • Policy advisor
  • Teacher
  • Social media coordinator
  • Manager of digital media
  • Public relations manager
  • Director of government communications
  • Political campaign coordinator

5. You will study in one of the top 10 communication studies' programs in Canada according to the global standards of the QS World University Ranking system.

6. You will be taught by innovative and engaged professors who have won numerous teaching awards.

7. You can apply your theoretical knowledge of our media-centric world through experiential learning.

8. In our upper year courses, you will benefit from small class sizes that allow for a more in-depth learning experience.

9.    You will have many opportunities to diversify your degree. For example you will be able to:

  • combine your communication studies major with another major  such as sociology, political science, criminology, children's studies, anthropology
  • combine your communication studies major with a minor such as cinema and media studies (in the School of Arts, Media, Performance & Design), marketing (in the Dept. of Administrative Studies)
  • go on an international exchange for one or two semesters
  • do a joint degree with Seneca in Creative Advertising
  • combine your degree with a college diploma at Seneca in advertising, broadcasting and journalism, or at Centennial in corporate communications or book publishing.
  • complete both an Honours BA and an Bachelors of Education degree

10. You will have access to our media lab, open seven days a week, where you can develop new media projects.

11. You can get involved with our highly engaged and active Communication Student’s Association.

12. You will learn from active and innovative researchers who publish in the top journals in the field of communications. Many of your future professors have recently published books with top publishers.