Academic Calendar 2022/23


Communications major

This section specifies the major discipline requirements only. Information on additional Bachelor of Arts requirements begins in this section and includes the requirements for declaring a major. Please check the Bachelor of Arts residency section of the calendar for how many upper-level credits must be completed at UFV in order to graduate with this program.

Lower-level requirements: 18 credits

Course Title Credits
CMNS 180 Introduction to Intercultural Communication 3
CMNS 235 Public Speaking 3
CMNS 251 Professional Report Writing 3
MACS 110 Introduction to Communication Studies 3
Plus: Two additional lower-level CMNS courses 6

Upper-level requirements: 31–36 credits

Course Title Credits
CMNS 316 Communicating for Social Media 3
CMNS 320 Editing Principles and Applications 3
CMNS 390 Designing User-friendly Guides, Manuals, and Instructions 3
One of: 3–4
BUS 320 Business Research Methods  
CMNS 353 Research in Organizations  
IPK 344 Indigenous Research Methodologies  
SOC 355/ MACS 355 Quantitative Research Methods  
SOC 356/ MACS 356 Qualitative Research Methods  
One of: 3
CMNS 325 Writing for the Sciences and Technologies  
CMNS 351 Professional Formal Research Report Writing  
CMNS 360 Advocacy Writing  
CMNS 465 Grant and Proposal Writing  
One of: (see Note) 4
CMNS 412 Communications Practicum  
CMNS 430 Communication for Project Management  
Plus: Four additional upper-level CMNS courses 12-16

Note: An approved Co-operative Education placement can meet this requirement. Students who choose this option will be required to take one additional upper-level CMNS course.

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section. Communications courses are offered in online, hybrid, and face-to-face formats. Students should check the timetable before registration to choose sections offered in a manner that suits their preferred learning style.

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