Communication studies

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Innovative Mix of Academic Programs

  • Undergraduate programs in Arts, Science, Education, and a number of professional programs including Applied Human Nutrition, Business Administration, Child and Youth Study, Public Relations, and Tourism and Hospitality Management.
  • 13 graduate degrees in areas including Applied Human Nutrition, Child and Youth Study, Education, Family Studies and Gerontology, Public Relations and Women’s Studies.
  • 11 certificate and diploma programs

Our Campus Community

  • Founded in 1873
  • 4,050 students from 50 countries
  • More than 300 full and part-time faculty
  • More than 230 staff
  • More than 30,000 alumnae around the world
  • 40 acres of lush green space with modern and classical buildings

What Sets us Apart

  • Each year, hundreds of students benefit from more than $1.9 million in scholarships and bursaries associated with the Mount.
  • Average class size of 23 - nationally recognized as being amongst the lowest in Canada
  • Faculty-to-Student Ratio of 1:20
  • 90% satisfaction with the quality of teaching (2013 survey of graduating students)
  • 99% satisfaction with class size (2013 survey of graduating students)
  • 94% satisfaction with the accessibility of professors (2013 survey of graduating students)
  • Offers only Masters of Public Relations program in Canada
  • Offers only Bachelor of Science in Communications Studies in Canada
  • Recently launched first joint interdisciplinary PhD in Educational Studies in Atlantic Canada in conjunction with Acadia University and St. Francis Xavier University
  • Only Atlantic Canadian University to offer Child and Youth Study
  • Only University in Canada to hold a Chair in Learning Disabilities
  • Home to a nationally recognized art gallery

A Leader Among Universities

  • First university in the Maritimes to offer co-operative education
  • First English-speaking Bachelor of Public Relations in Canada
  • A leader in distance education, with more than 275 courses (undergraduate and graduate) offered online and at a distance.

A Leader in Research

  • More than 100 ongoing research partnerships with community organizations
  • Over $1 million earned by undergraduate and graduate students in research positions over the past three years
  • Only Atlantic Chair for Women in Science and Engineering (NSERC) - Dr. Tamara Franz-Odendaal

Canada Research Chairs

  • Dr. Jessie-Lee McIsaac (Early Childhood: Diversity and Transitions)
  • Dr. Maya Eichler, (Social Innovation and Community Engagement)
  • Dr. Zachary Zimmer (Global Aging and Community)
  • Dr. Patricia Williams (Food Security and Policy Change)
    Unique Research Facilities on Campus

    Atlantic Centre for Research and Education of Girls and Women
    Atlantic Root Symbiosis Laboratory
    Bone Development Laboratory
    Centre for Arts-informed Research and Teaching
    Food Action Research Centre (FoodARC)
    The Catherine Wallace Centre for Women in Science
    The Child Study Centre
    The Institute for Women, Gender and Social Justice
    The Maritime Data Centre for Aging Research and Policy Analysis
    The Nova Scotia Centre on Aging
    Social Economy and Sustainability Network

    Last updated: June 2018