Welcome to the Department of Communication Studies

NOTICE: As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, staff in the Department of Communication Studies continue to work remotely. Even though we are not physically on campus, we are open and available to support you. You can reach us by email at lapscomn@yorku.ca, or leave a message at 416-736-5057. Staff will be monitoring both routinely Monday to Friday during regular working hours, 8:30am to 4:30pm.

NOTE: Drop-In and In-Person Advising has been suspended. If you are a COMN major seeking academic advice, please email lapscomn@yorku.ca to book an advising appointment. We will respond to your request by email and will send you details of your virtual advising appointment.

Please remember to keep checking your emails and the University Coronavirus Information and Update website for information and announcements.

Welcome to the Department of Communication Studies at York University. Our program is ranked as the number one/ top ranked overall program in Ontario, according to the global standards of the QS World University Ranking system for 2019.

We offer an interdisciplinary and innovative approach to teaching and learning, and we provide a comprehensive curriculum that encompasses theoretical, applied and experiential learning. Our students become critical, independent, and creative thinkers able to engage with the various dimensions and complexities of communication, whether this involves creating or evaluating media content and information technologies, or addressing significant issues arising out of their production and use. Our graduates work in the communication and cultural industries sector, in the not-for-profit and advocacy sector, and in the public sector.