Communication Studies

What is communication studies?

The study of communications addresses many contemporary questions. Who controls the media and why? What shape does communication take in today’s global world? What are the different media technologies and at whom are they targeted? Communication studies addresses these questions and others as it critically examines the role and development of communication in modern society.

Communication studies at Memorial

The communication studies major has been one of the fastest growing programs at Memorial since being introduced in 2010. As an interdisciplinary program it provides exposure to courses in various disciplines within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Communication studies is now housed in the Department of English.


Sample courses and degree map

CMST 2000 - Critical Approaches to Popular Culture
PHIL 2582 - Media Ethics
SOCI 2120 - Technology and Society

Communication studies degree map

Degree maps are navigational tools, designed to help you make the right choices throughout your Bachelor of Arts degree. They cover information pertaining to your studies, provide study tips, career guidance, suggestions for involvement, advice on go abroad activities and on your well being.


Career opportunities

  • Advertising
  • Human resources management
  • Public relations


Program Information

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences




Bachelor of Arts


St. John's

Honours Option:


Co-op Available:



4 years


Fall, winter and spring semesters

Application Deadline:

Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply by:

  • March 1 for fall admission
  • Oct. 1 for winter admission
  • Feb. 1 for spring admission

Supplementary Application:



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