¿Qué aprenderé?

A Different Approach to Communication

CBU offers the only Communication Major in the Maritimes. It’s the only Atlantic Canadian University program that focuses on the study of Communication rather than the practical delivery of Communication (i.e. Public Relations). This program builds the skills and knowledge needed to critically examine and understand how communication affects relationships, communities, culture, history and technology.

What Is The Study of Communication?

CBU’s Communication program is diverse, drawing on areas like political science, anthropology, sociology, history and various business fields. We offer a range of courses to give different perspectives on the subject, including:

  • Performance-based courses like Public Communication, and Voice and Articulation;
  • Relationship-based courses like Interpersonal Communication and Family Communication;
  • Media-focused courses like Issues in Media Studies and Rhetoric in Popular Culture;
  • Theoretical and critical courses like Communication and Culture, Rhetorical Theory, and Communication Criticism;
  • Courses related to specific work contexts, like Health Communication and Corporate Communication

Why Study Communication at CBU?

Communication is a part of our everyday lives. See it through a new lens by taking a closer look at CBU.

Our faculty is constantly exploring the impact that new communication technologies, practices and forms have on our society. Our Communication program is always on top of the latest industry trends.

Introductory courses include an experiential learning lab component facilitated by upper-level students. CBU’s Communication Lab is unique and oldest in Canada. Students get the chance to put theories to practice, perfect their presentation skills, express them in a safe environment.

Students who excel in Communication Studies can be Communication Lab Peer Facilitators (CLPF) by enrolling in our facilitation course. These students get valuable experience by facilitating in an education-based setting. Being a CLPF is useful if students plan to take education, counseling or other fields where individual responsibility and initiative are important.

Possible Career Paths

  • Training and Development
  • Broadcasting or Journalism
  • Government or Public Services
  • Business and Corporate Affairs
  • Public Relations
  • Multimedia
  • Communication Officer
  • Tourism
  • Community Leadership
  • Social Work
  • Teaching or Higher Education
  • Politics

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

School of Arts and Social Sciences

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (4 )

Costos de estudio
CAD$8.040,00 (US$ 5.868) por año
International differential fees: CAN $8,040; International medical plan: CAN $744
Fecha de inicio

Esperado Septiembre 2020


School of Arts and Social Sciences

1250 Grand Lake Road,


Nova Scotia (NS),

B1P 6L2, Canada

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

An overall average of 65% is required for all students applying to most CBU credit programs based on high school performance. Additional requirements may apply to specific programs. English Language Requirements: Please arrange to have test results sent to Cape Breton University from one of the following agencies: TOEFL score of 550 (paper test), 213 (computer test), or 80 (internet test); IELTS (and IELTS Indicator) score of 6.5 with no band below 6.0; CAEL score of 60; MELAB score of 85; Pearson PTE (Academic) score of 59; CanTEST score of 4.5 (reading & listening), 4.0 (writing); Duolingo English Test score of 115.

Para estudiantes internacionales

Students must require graduation from an academic secondary school program or equivalent with an average of “C” in five, senior academic-level/university preparatory courses with English and four additional courses.


  • Paper-Based Test: 550
  • Computer-Based Test: 213
  • Internet-Based Test: 80


  • Overall Score: 6.5
  • No Band Below: 6.0

Encuentra las fechas y centros de examen IELTS más cercanos a ti

Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.

Opciones de Pathways

Ofrecidos por otras alianzas

Esta universidad acepta cursos de Pathways de
  • Niagara College
  • Durham College
  • Fleming College
  • Confederation College