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Duration

2 years

Tuition

$40,690

 

Feb 6-Feb 6

Plus 1 other start dates

Mar 6 - Mar 6 2025

Commitment

Part-Time

Delivery

Online

Credential

Degree

Year Founded

1970

Scholarships

yes

The Bachelor of Professional Arts, Communications Studies Major is a 120-credit online degree completion program. You must complete at least 30 credits through Athabasca University. This program is designed for students who have already completed an approved 2-year post-secondary diploma, or those with a combination of post-secondary education and work experience.

All courses are individualized study, allowing you to complete the coursework at your own pace. With a wide variety of courses, you can design your program to meet your professional needs.

You can finish this program in as little as 2 years of full-time study or work at your own pace and take as long as you need. There is no time limit for completion.

What You’ll Learn

  • Develop a foundational understanding of contemporary communications practices and technologies in historical perspective.
  • Critique theoretical approaches to understanding communications as social, cultural, political and economic phenomena.
  • Implement media literacies including analyzing and interpreting messaging in different media for diverse audiences.
  • Apply complex ideas in practical and professional contexts as well as in formal academic research, writing and argument formats.
  • Communicate clearly, adhering to legal, ethical and professional standards of conduct, including academic integrity.

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Student Reviews (9)

Athabasca University

Toxic Administration Staff

Anonymous

Calgary • November 27, 2022

Graduated From

Bachelor of Professional Arts, Major in Communication Studies

Overall:

1 out of 5

Instructors:

3 stars

Curriculum:

2 stars

Job Assistance:

1 stars

I have been dealing with this school for two years. The staff are extremly toxic and difficult and care very little about the student. The Financial Aid Department is probably the worse for toxic and poorly trained staff. It would almost seem they make...

I have been dealing with this school for two years. The staff are extremly toxic and difficult and care very little about the student. The Financial Aid Department is probably the worse for toxic and poorly trained staff. It would almost seem they make it up as they go along. They claim they follow policys and procedures but when you look up the policies and procedures there are none nor will they provide you with a copy of one to support their claims. Becky Jonasson is one in particular to watch out for. She is extremly rude, unproffesional, and poorly educated on how to fullfil her position with Athabasca University. And if you get on her bad side she will make false statements to the governing student loan body in attempts to both cause issues and delay funding. Becky Jonasson should be terminated from her position. All branches of government I have spoken to who she interacts with agree she is rude, dissmissive and doesn't seem to know what she is doing. How does the school employ such incompetent toxic people? Do they not offer training? This is probably the only reason I would say run from this school as fast as you can it's administrative staff and governance is a joke. Seriouse question who runs the circus known as Athabasca University and why on earth does the government fund them?????

Athabasca University

Don’t waste your time

Anonymous

Calgary • November 1, 2022

Graduated From

Masters of Business Administration

Overall:

1 out of 5

Instructors:

5 stars

Curriculum:

1 stars

Job Assistance:

1 stars

This university does not care about the students. They only care about the money rolling in. Their employees call students horrible names and put them down any chance they get. For people that have disabilities, they could care less. They don't talk ...

This university does not care about the students. They only care about the money rolling in. Their employees call students horrible names and put them down any chance they get. For people that have disabilities, they could care less. They don't talk to the student as a person, they will not help you if you are on student loans and they cancel everything on a student to make themselves look better.

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