Communication Studies

Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts
Campus: Saint John

Communication Studies is online, interactive, and connected. Society is in the midst of a fundamental shift in how we communicate with each other, access information, and view popular culture.

As a Communication Studies student on our Saint John campus, you will cast a critical eye on the impact of new technologies and processes on our social, political, economic, and cultural landscapes.

Topics include the decline of newspapers, radio, and television; the rise of Twitter, Facebook, and other social media; the impact of mobile computing; and the eternal question of ‘do we control our devices or do our devices determine who we are?’

Why Communication Studies at UNB?

Unlike many similar programs, which focus on one discipline’s perspective, our program is multidisciplinary. This means you’ll learn about complex topics from multiple fields of study and perspectives, including Sociology, Psychology, and History.

Small classes led by accomplished academics and media practitioners will provide you with a unique amount of attention, encouragement, and mentorship.

Hands-on learning

  • Media internships
  • Work-study opportunities
  • Practicum courses
  • Other experiential learning opportunities

Skills you will acquire

  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Communication (written and oral)
  • Organizational
  • Interpersonal
  • Research and analysis
  • Media production techniques

For more information, see the Department of Social Science.

Admission requirements

Select "Arts" in our admission requirements tool.

Sample Courses

  • COMS 2001: Transformations in Media
  • COMS 2101: Popular Music, Culture and Communication
  • COMS 2103: Understanding Comics and Manga


  • Broadcaster
  • Community/Social media developer
  • Journalist
  • Audience and market researcher