• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Become a valuable asset to any industry with an in-depth knowledge of strategies to effectively communicate any message and affect change. In the Communication Studies program offered by the Laurentian University, classroom theory is integrated with hands-on experience. 


By combining university and college studies, the program enables students to acquire career related skills while learning about communications and media theory, policy and ethics. Students gain an understanding of how knowledge and culture are produced and reflected in speech, writing, television, film, radio, digital media, interactive entertainment, the Internet, and wireless program networks.

The Communication Studies program offered by the Laurentian University focuses on media and culture studies, as well as the study of information and communication technology (ICTs). Students may choose a research focus or specialize in Public Relations. Graduates of college programs in journalism, public relations, advertising and graphic design.


Graduates can rest assured knowing there is a multitude of career options they can explore post-graduation. Some career options include, but are not limited to:

  • Media editors, consultants
  • Speechwriters
  • Journalists
  • Public relations practitioners
  • Communications officers
  • Marketing coordinators
  • Public speaking professionals
  • Staff writers
  • Political campaign coordinators

Many of these careers can be found in the public and private sector.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Mass Media
  • Introduction to Communication Theory and Semiotics
  • Semiotics and Senses
  • The Dynamics of Interpersonal Communication 
  • Information Technology I: Theory
  • Information Technology II: Practice
  • Representations of Technology

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

Ontario High School Applicants

  • 1 grade 12 English U/M course
  • 5 other grade 12 U/M courses 
  • A minimum overall average of 70% in the 6 best grade 12 U/M courses

Applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate are eligible for admission provided they have achieved a minimum score of 28 and have fulfilled the diploma requirements (six subjects, minimum three at the higher level). Applicants may receive transfer credits for higher level courses with grades of 5 or higher.

Applicants must submit the International Baccalaureate transcript to the Office of Admissions for evaluation.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25960 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25960 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6000 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

*tuition fees for 30 credits.

Living costs for Greater Sudbury

  • 1015 - 1620 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.