Nationally-Recognized Program

Pathways Program LogoThe Mount has been nationally-recognized for excellence in PR education in its Pathways to the Profession™ guide. Read more »

Experiential Learning opportunities  

Many opportunities exist for students at both the undergraduate and graduate level to work alongside our interdisciplinary faculty members and gain experience with hands-on learning, real-world environments via co-operative education and internship options for Arts and Science Communication, and industry-leading research projects.

You'll be taught by world-class faculty

Our department boasts faculty who are dedicated to providing students with a rich educational experience with theoretical and professional context. Each day, we remain focused on providing opportunities to become tactful communicators, inventive problem-solvers and distinguished thinkers. Meet our Faculty »


Symmetry:
An Online, Student-Run Publication

SymmetryStudents, faculty, and professionals in the PR community contribute to Symmetry.
Students have the opportunity to apply what they learn in the classroom: writing, digital design and photography to create work in a deadline-driven environment, Symmetry »


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Programs & Courses

The Department of Communication Studies offers a range of programs spanning Arts, Sciences, Professional and Graduate studies.The ongoing evolution of our programs strives to build on expertise in public relations while also reflecting a broader definition of communication. This ensures that our learning environment keeps pace with a dynamic and complex global landscape. 

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Public Relations Inspired by a desire for public relations excellence, students will explore various theoretical perspectives to gain confidence and understanding of public relations as a practice focused on the ethical and strategic management of relationships.

Bachelor of Arts (Communication) This program is designed to meet the needs of students interested in an undergraduate degree in Communication, grounded on a foundation of communication and media theory, research and ethics.

Bachelor of Science (Science Communication) Science communicators form the bridge between science and the work of scientists, and the broader public. Science communication includes all of those processes and practices by which science becomes part of our larger culture.

Communication Technology (Minor Only) The skills required through this program will prepare graduates particularly well for Canada's emerging digital economy filling the need for "hybrid professionals".

Graduate Programs

You can choose from two Master's degree programs that will help you to become a scholar, a teacher, or a highly-qualified professional with leadership potential. MA students complete 8 classes and a thesis, while MPR students complete 10, the last of which is a project seminar.