Communication Studies, Bachelor | Online | Athabasca University | Canada
24 months
39605 CAD/year
15965 CAD/year
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Athabasca University’s Bachelor of Professional Arts in Communication Studies (BPA-CS) is a degree-completion program that brings together your real-world knowledge and experience with theory and research from the communications field.


Athabasca University’s Communication Studies program lets you turn your diploma into a degree while still being able to work and meet personal commitments. You bring your knowledge and professional experience, and we bring you the wider context, including relevant theories and issues.


  • Lobbyist
  • Public Relations Co-ordinator
  • Legislative Press Secretary
  • Community Affairs Director
  • Special Events Promoter
  • Public Affairs Analyst
  • Media Consultant
  • Corporate Communications Manager

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication Theory and Analysis
  • Communication in History
  • Cultural Policy in Canada
  • Introduction to Mass Media
  • Mass Media and the Law
  • Global Communication

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

Undergraduate courses start the first day of each month, but you must register and pay your fees by the 10th of the previous month to begin on the first.


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The BPA is designed for students who have completed an approved 2-year diploma or equivalent from an accredited college or institute of technology. You can also apply to the program with a combination of post-secondary education and related work experience.
  • You will be considered a pre-program student until your admission requirements are confirmed. You can still take courses during this time.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39605 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 79210 CAD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    15965 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31930 CAD for the full programme during 24 months.


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.

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