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Bachelor of Arts and Community Studies in Communication (Co-op Optional) Cape Breton University Cape Breton University, Canada

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CAD 19579

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CAD 80

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48 months


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Program Overview

Communication helps the world work together. It helps people see the world more clearly, and helps to create mutual understanding. This is especially true when your world is an island wonderland filled with unlimited opportunity and intellectual resources. That’s Cape Breton and this is CBU – a place where you can learn to communicate with efficiency, respect and effectiveness. Here, you leverage your naturally existing communication skills to amplify and expand your other communication-based talents.

Clear and creative communication is critically important for safe, stable communities and workplaces. That’s why we’re proud to say Cape Breton University offers the only communication major in the Maritimes.

The theories and skills learned in our program are essential for successful careers, healthy relationships and the development of a deep understanding of communication and its functions in society. Through our on-campus and distance courses, communication students explore various areas of interpersonal and public communication, media studies and cultural studies. These dynamic and energetic environments allow students to develop the skills and knowledge base needed to critically examine and understand communication in all aspects of society

What skills will I gain from this program?

  • Critical thinking and reflection skills
  • Conflict management / resolution
  • Effective public speaking skills
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills
  • Media literacy and analytic approaches to media messages
  • Leadership, team building and collaborative working skills
  • Ability to apply communication theory in wide-ranging contexts

Why study at CBU?

  • At CBU, our modern facilities and experienced faculty guide you through the intricacies of communication. This includes areas that touch on relationships, communities, culture, history and technology. We believe communication is ever-changing and evolving, so our faculty continue to stay up-to-date by exploring the impact that new technologies, practices and forms have on our daily lives.
  • With the guidance of a communication lab peer facilitator, students work in small groups and participate in dynamic, hands-on activities and discussions. These discussions help them put into practice the communication theories and skills they study in the classroom. Peer facilitators are upper-level students who have excelled in their studies and have a passion for helping other students develop as communicators. Peer facilitators take our communication facilitation courses and receive training to gain personal and professional experience in this unique leadership role.
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Additional Information

Program Level 4-Year Bachelor's Degree

College/University Processing Time 30 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake


Jan 2024, Jan 2025, May 2024, Sep 2024

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.5 - With No Band Less Than - 6
    • Minimum Overall Score - 80
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 59
    • Minimum Overall Score - 115.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have a Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s):
    • English 12 (academic or advanced)
    • 4 additional grade 12 academic or advanced level courses


6.5 IELTS Score
80 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
59 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
115 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
55% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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CAD 80

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11000 Per year

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