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Durham Greater Toronto Area

Communications and Critical Thinking (B.A.)

Today’s employers are looking for people who can adapt and change in a world of rapid technological, cultural and social change – exactly what we teach in Communications.

Having multiple careers over the course of your lifetime is becoming the new norm, so why not study in a program that will prepare you for whatever career aspirations lie ahead? As a student in Communications and Critical Thinking – a three-year program exclusive to the Trent University Durham GTA campus – you will incorporate elements from sociology, literature, psychology, philosophy, and economics to develop a thorough and thoughtful approach to problem solving and communication.

Resume Boosters


  • Courses that teach the skills to manage a complex project, how to work well with others, and how to write clearly and persuasively
  • Undertake and complete presentations on cultural artifacts, podcasts, social media analyses
  • Final-year capstone project will have you working on a meaningful local community project, so you can develop and refine crucial skills learned in the classroom

Career Paths


Project Manager; Lawyer; Professional Administrator; Communications Strategist; Research Officer; Corporate Education Planner; Government Worker; Development Officer; Public Relations Specialist

Popular Courses

Happiness: An Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies; Becoming Digital; Write in Time; Workplace Communication; Capstone Project Course

Admission Requirements


  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
  • A minimum 70% overall final average
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%