About Program Admission Requirements

How is communication used as a tool for organizing communities, societies and economies? As a student in the only bilingual communications program in Canada, you’ll look for answers while taking classes, researching and working in both of Canada’s official languages. Courses will cover topics such as crosscultural communication, the sociological dimensions of communication and much more.

Explore the hidden lives of data, the human right to privacy, the mechanics of online marketing and advertising and your role as a digital citizen while developing your communication expertise. With hands-on experience and practical learning opportunities both in and out of the classroom, you’ll further develop the capacity for critical thinking and analysis—a hallmark of liberal arts education and a much sought-after qualification by employers.

Comment la communication sert-elle à organiser les communautés, les sociétés et les économies ? En tant qu’étudiant(e) dans le seul programme en Communications bilingue au Canada, vous chercherez des réponses en suivant des cours, en faisant de la recherche et en travaillant dans les deux langues officielles du Canada. Dans vos cours, vous aborderez des sujets tels que la communication interculturelle, les dimensions sociologiques de la communication et plus encore. Explorez les vies cachées des données, le droit humain au respect de la vie privée, les mécanismes du marketing et de la publicité en ligne et votre rôle de citoyen numérique tout en développant votre expertise en communication.

Grâce à ses opportunités d’expérience et d’apprentissage pratiques à la fois en salle de classe et ailleurs, les étudiants développeront leurs capacités de raisonnement critique et d’analyse – le propre des études en arts libéraux et une qualité très recherchée par les employeurs. Notre communauté soudée est également synonyme de meilleures opportunités de réseautage avec vos pairs, ce qui peut servir de base solide à une carrière après les études.

Possible Career Paths

Explore what you can do with your degree
  • public relations consultant
  • event planner
  • media producer

Internationalize your degree

The iBA degree program reflects York's commitment to internationalization and requires you to acquire an international language and to gain international experience on exchange at one of York University's partner institutions abroad. You will benefit from enhanced interdisciplinary and cross-cultural knowledge, which are important components of the department's academic focus. Visit the International program page for more information.

You are required to provide official evidence of academic achievement in secondary education. This can be demonstrated through:

  • Final grades under the Ontario curriculum (obtained through correspondence, night school or through TVO)
  • Credentials through other curricula, such as results from Advanced Placement (AP) or Advanced-level courses in the General Certificate of Education (GCE). (Students may register to sit for the AP and GCE examinations as private candidates.)

In the absence of final grades in courses:

  • You must submit the results of standardized tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) with a minimum combined total of 1170 on the Critical Reading and Math components or a composite American College Testing (ACT) score of 24.
  • Your application will be reviewed by an admissions sub-committee. If admitted, you will not be eligible for entrance scholarships. You will be considered for continuing student scholarships at the end of your first year of study, if you satisfy those criteria.

You may also be required to provide proof of language proficiency. You will be considered for entrance scholarships on the basis of your overall averages in the six 4U/4M (Ontario curriculum) or equivalent courses.

We are adding to our database of admission requirements by country. Please check back in October for additional admission requirements by country. General requirements are currently available by country — note that program-specific requirements may apply in addition to general requirements.