Communications / Communications

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BA, iBA Bilingual, iBA Trilingual
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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.

Sample Schedule (First-year)

  • Introduction to Communication Studies
  • Methods in Communication Research
  • Social Media, Marketing and Advertising
  • Creating and Promoting Web Content
  • a language course (depending on language level, you would take French as a second language course, an English as a second language course, or a discipline course taught in your second language)

Possible Career Paths

Explore what you can do with your degree
  • public relations specialist
  • advertising executive
  • journalist

Internationalize your degree

The iBA Bilingual / iBA Trilingual degree program(s) reflect 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.

BAGlendon

Requirements for admission:
  • Alberta High School Diploma
  • ELA30-1 or English 30
  • French 30
  • And three additional academic courses numbered 30 or 31
    • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

      iBAGlendon

      Requirements for admission:
    • Alberta High School Diploma
    • ELA30-1 or English 30
    • French 30
    • And three additional academic courses numbered 30 or 31
      • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

        BAGlendon

        Requirements for admission:
      • British Columbia Secondary School Graduation Diploma
      • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
      • French 12
      • And three additional Grade 12 Academic subjects
        • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

          iBAGlendon

          Requirements for admission:
        • British Columbia Secondary School Graduation Diploma
        • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
        • French 12
        • And three additional Grade 12 Academic subjects
          • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

            BAGlendon

            Requirements for admission:
          • Baccalauréat Général
          • The following course(s) are also recommended:
            • Terminale English
            • A maximum of 30 possible transferable credits may be granted for successful completion of the Baccalauréat Général. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.

            iBAGlendon

            Requirements for admission:
          • Baccalauréat Général
          • The following course(s) are also recommended:
            • Terminale English
            • A maximum of 30 possible transferable credits may be granted for successful completion of the Baccalauréat Général. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.

            BAGlendon

            Requirements for admission:
          • Successful completion of the final year of senior studies
            • Minimum overall result of “Bien/Buena/Bueno/Good” on all academic courses.
            • Some programs require a higher GPA.
          • The following course(s) are also recommended:
            • Senior-level French

            iBAGlendon

            Requirements for admission:
          • Successful completion of the final year of senior studies
            • Minimum overall result of “Bien/Buena/Bueno/Good” on all academic courses.
            • Some programs require a higher GPA.
          • The following course(s) are also recommended:
            • Senior-level French

            BAGlendon

            Requirements for admission:
          • Diploma with a total of at least six units, including prerequisites, and grades of 1, 2 or 3 in each unit.
            • A minimum overall average of 3 out of 7 is required. Higher grades required for certain programs.
          • The following course(s) are also recommended:
            • 2-unit French
            • CAPE 2-unit courses, with results of 3 or better, are eligible for transfer credit, up to a maximum of 18 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.

            iBAGlendon

            Requirements for admission:
          • Diploma with a total of at least six units, including prerequisites, and grades of 1, 2 or 3 in each unit.
            • A minimum overall average of 3 out of 7 is required. Higher grades required for certain programs.
          • The following course(s) are also recommended:
            • 2-unit French
            • CAPE 2-unit courses, with results of 3 or better, are eligible for transfer credit, up to a maximum of 18 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.

            BAGlendon

            Requirements for admission:
          • One year of CEGEP
          • 2 semesters of English/anglais
          • French / français
          • And nine additional academic courses (high-school equivalent courses not accepted)
              • Extra courses will be assessed for transfer credit. Applicants with the DEC may be awarded up to one full year of transfer credit.
              To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

              iBAGlendon

              Requirements for admission:
            • One year of CEGEP
            • 2 semesters of English/anglais
            • French / français
            • And nine additional academic courses (high-school equivalent courses not accepted)
                • Extra courses will be assessed for transfer credit. Applicants with the DEC may be awarded up to one full year of transfer credit.
                To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

                BAGlendon

                Requirements for admission:
              • Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate
              • The following course(s) are also recommended:
                • Grade 12 French

                iBAGlendon

                Requirements for admission:
              • Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate
              • The following course(s) are also recommended:
                • Grade 12 French

                BAGlendon

                Requirements for admission:
              • Lise Diplomasi
              • The following course(s) are also recommended:
                • Senior-level French

                iBAGlendon

                Requirements for admission:
              • Lise Diplomasi
              • The following course(s) are also recommended:
                • Senior-level French

                BAGlendon

                Requirements for admission:
              • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Examinations
              • The following course(s) are also recommended:
                • A-level French
                • GCE A2 examinations with results of "C" or better, are eligible for transfer credit, up to a maximum of 18 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.
                To gain admission to this program, minimum average of C is required.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of C.

                iBAGlendon

                Requirements for admission:
              • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Examinations
              • The following course(s) are also recommended:
                • A-level French
                • GCE A2 examinations with results of "C" or better, are eligible for transfer credit, up to a maximum of 18 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.
                To gain admission to this program, minimum average of C is required.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of C.

                BAGlendon

                Requirements for admission:
              • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
              • The following course(s) are also recommended:
                • Twelfth Year French
                To gain admission to this program, successful completion of the Twelfth Year of senior studies with a minimum overall average of %cutoff.hk%/5.0 required.

                iBAGlendon

                Requirements for admission:
              • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
              • The following course(s) are also recommended:
                • Twelfth Year French
                To gain admission to this program, successful completion of the Twelfth Year of senior studies with a minimum overall average of %cutoff.hk%/5.0 required.

                BAGlendon

                Requirements for admission:
              • International Baccalaureate Diploma
                • IB Diploma with passes in six subjects: three passes at the Standard-level and three passes at the Higher-level, or two passes at the Standard-level and four passes at the Higher-level
              • The following course(s) are also recommended:
                • Standard or higher-level French
                • Transfer credit is granted for IB courses with Higher-level final grades of 5 or better, to a maximum of 30 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.
                To gain admission to this program, minimum IB diploma point scores of 28 is required.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires minimum IB diploma point scores of 28.

                iBAGlendon

                Requirements for admission:
              • International Baccalaureate Diploma
                • IB Diploma with passes in six subjects: three passes at the Standard-level and three passes at the Higher-level, or two passes at the Standard-level and four passes at the Higher-level
              • The following course(s) are also recommended:
                • Standard or higher-level French
                • Transfer credit is granted for IB courses with Higher-level final grades of 5 or better, to a maximum of 30 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.
                To gain admission to this program, minimum IB diploma point scores of 28 is required.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires minimum IB diploma point scores of 28.

                BAGlendon

                Requirements for admission:
              • Completion of one of the following:
                • All-India Senior School Certificate (AISSCE)
                • Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)
                • Indian School Certificate (ISC)
                • Intermediate Examination Certificate
                • Pre-University Examination Certificate
              • The following course(s) are also recommended:
                • Grade XII French

                iBAGlendon

                Requirements for admission:
              • Completion of one of the following:
                • All-India Senior School Certificate (AISSCE)
                • Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)
                • Indian School Certificate (ISC)
                • Intermediate Examination Certificate
                • Pre-University Examination Certificate
              • The following course(s) are also recommended:
                • Grade XII French

                BAGlendon

                Requirements for admission:
              • Manitoba High School Diploma
              • English 40S
              • French 40S
              • And three additional 40S level academic subjects (no more than one at the 40G level)
                • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

                  iBAGlendon

                  Requirements for admission:
                • Manitoba High School Diploma
                • English 40S
                • French 40S
                • And three additional 40S level academic subjects (no more than one at the 40G level)
                  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

                    BAGlendon

                    Requirements for admission:
                  • New Brunswick High School Graduation Diploma
                  • English 120, 121 or 122
                  • French 121 or 122 or French Immersion 120
                  • And four additional Grade 12 academic subjects (college preparatory 120, 121 or 122)
                    • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

                      iBAGlendon

                      Requirements for admission:
                    • New Brunswick High School Graduation Diploma
                    • English 120, 121 or 122
                    • French 121 or 122 or French Immersion 120
                    • And four additional Grade 12 academic subjects (college preparatory 120, 121 or 122)
                      • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

                        BAGlendon

                        Requirements for admission:
                      • Newfoundland and Labrador High School Graduation Diploma
                      • English 3201
                      • French 3200 or 3201
                      • And seven additional credits at the 3000 level
                        • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

                          iBAGlendon

                          Requirements for admission:
                        • Newfoundland and Labrador High School Graduation Diploma
                        • English 3201
                        • French 3200 or 3201
                        • And seven additional credits at the 3000 level
                          • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

                            BAGlendon

                            Requirements for admission:
                          • Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma
                          • English 12
                          • French 12
                          • And three additional Grade 12 academic subjects (university preparatory academic or advanced)
                            • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

                              iBAGlendon

                              Requirements for admission:
                            • Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma
                            • English 12
                            • French 12
                            • And three additional Grade 12 academic subjects (university preparatory academic or advanced)
                              • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

                                BAGlendon

                                Requirements for admission:
                              • Nunavut High School Graduation Diploma
                              • ELA30-1 or English 30
                              • French 30
                              • And three additional academic courses numbered 30 or 31
                                • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

                                  iBAGlendon

                                  Requirements for admission:
                                • Nunavut High School Graduation Diploma
                                • ELA30-1 or English 30
                                • French 30
                                • And three additional academic courses numbered 30 or 31
                                  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

                                    BAGlendon

                                    Requirements for admission:
                                  • Northwest Territories High School Graduation Diploma
                                  • ELA30-1 or English 30
                                  • French 30
                                  • And three additional academic courses numbered 30 or 31
                                    • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

                                      iBAGlendon

                                      Requirements for admission:
                                    • Northwest Territories High School Graduation Diploma
                                    • ELA30-1 or English 30
                                    • French 30
                                    • And three additional academic courses numbered 30 or 31
                                      • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

                                        BAGlendon

                                        Requirements for admission:
                                      • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
                                      • ENG4U
                                      • 4U French
                                      • And four additional 4U or M courses
                                        • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.
                                          OUAC code YYT

                                          iBAGlendon

                                          Requirements for admission:
                                        • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
                                        • ENG4U
                                        • 4U French
                                        • And four additional 4U or M courses
                                          • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.
                                            OUAC code YGG (Bilingual iBA)
                                            OUAC code YGH (Trilingual iBA)

                                            BAGlendon

                                            Requirements for admission:
                                          • Completion of a diploma program or at least two full semesters or one year of full-time academic study at an accredited college
                                          • Overall average of 3.0 or better on a 4-point scale (or equivalent)
                                          • iBAGlendon

                                            Requirements for admission:
                                          • Completion of a diploma program or at least two full semesters or one year of full-time academic study at an accredited college
                                          • Overall average of 3.0 or better on a 4-point scale (or equivalent)
                                          • BAGlendon

                                            To be considered a mature student, you must:
                                          • Be at least 20 years old by the end of the calendar year of admission to the University
                                          • Have been out of full-time high school studies for at least two years or have returned to upgrade after a two year absence
                                          • Have attempted less than one full year of studies at an accredited university or college
                                          • Have demonstrated potential for success through academic, professional or volunteer activities and other accomplishments
                                          • iBAGlendon

                                            To be considered a mature student, you must:
                                          • Be at least 20 years old by the end of the calendar year of admission to the University
                                          • Have been out of full-time high school studies for at least two years or have returned to upgrade after a two year absence
                                          • Have attempted less than one full year of studies at an accredited university or college
                                          • Have demonstrated potential for success through academic, professional or volunteer activities and other accomplishments
                                          • BAGlendon

                                            Requirements for admission:
                                          • Completion of at least four full-year courses or one year of full-time degree studies at an accredited university
                                          • Overall average of 2.3 or better on a 4-point scale (or equivalent)
                                          • iBAGlendon

                                            Requirements for admission:
                                          • Completion of at least four full-year courses or one year of full-time degree studies at an accredited university
                                          • Overall average of 2.3 or better on a 4-point scale (or equivalent)
                                          • BAGlendon

                                            Requirements for admission:
                                          • Prince Edward Island Senior Secondary School Diploma
                                          • English 621
                                          • French 621
                                          • And three additional Grade 12 academic subjects (numbered 611 or 621)
                                            • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

                                              iBAGlendon

                                              Requirements for admission:
                                            • Prince Edward Island Senior Secondary School Diploma
                                            • English 621
                                            • French 621
                                            • And three additional Grade 12 academic subjects (numbered 611 or 621)
                                              • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

                                                BAGlendon

                                                Requirements for admission:
                                              • Quebec Grade 12 Certificate of Graduation
                                              • Grade 12 English
                                              • Grade 12 French
                                              • And four additional academic (university preparation level) subjects
                                                • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

                                                  iBAGlendon

                                                  Requirements for admission:
                                                • Quebec Grade 12 Certificate of Graduation
                                                • Grade 12 English
                                                • Grade 12 French
                                                • And four additional academic (university preparation level) subjects
                                                  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

                                                    BAGlendon

                                                    Requirements for admission:
                                                  • Transcript of Secondary Level Achievement
                                                  • English A30 and English B30
                                                  • French 30
                                                  • And two additional Grade 12 academic subjects numbered 30
                                                    • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

                                                      iBAGlendon

                                                      Requirements for admission:
                                                    • Transcript of Secondary Level Achievement
                                                    • English A30 and English B30
                                                    • French 30
                                                    • And two additional Grade 12 academic subjects numbered 30
                                                      • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

                                                        BAGlendon

                                                        Requirements for admission:
                                                      • General Secondary Education Certificate
                                                      • The following course(s) are also recommended:
                                                        • Senior-level French

                                                        iBAGlendon

                                                        Requirements for admission:
                                                      • General Secondary Education Certificate
                                                      • The following course(s) are also recommended:
                                                        • Senior-level French

                                                        BAGlendon

                                                        Requirements for admission:
                                                      • High School Diploma
                                                      • Senior-level French
                                                          • AP College Board examinations are eligible for transfer credit, for results of 4 or 5, up to a maximum of 30 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.

                                                          iBAGlendon

                                                          Requirements for admission:
                                                        • High School Diploma
                                                        • Senior-level French
                                                            • AP College Board examinations are eligible for transfer credit, for results of 4 or 5, up to a maximum of 30 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.

                                                            BAGlendon

                                                            Requirements for admission:
                                                          • West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) or National Examinations Council (NECO)
                                                          • The following course(s) are also recommended:
                                                            • Senior-level French

                                                            iBAGlendon

                                                            Requirements for admission:
                                                          • West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) or National Examinations Council (NECO)
                                                          • The following course(s) are also recommended:
                                                            • Senior-level French

                                                            BAGlendon

                                                            Requirements for admission:
                                                          • Yukon High School Diploma
                                                          • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
                                                          • French 12
                                                          • And two additional Grade 12 Academic subjects
                                                            • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

                                                              iBAGlendon

                                                              Requirements for admission:
                                                            • Yukon High School Diploma
                                                            • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
                                                            • French 12
                                                            • And two additional Grade 12 Academic subjects
                                                              • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.