Communications and Critical Thinking

The careers of today require excellent communication, critical thinking and writing skills – exactly what we teach in communications and critical thinking.

Exclusive to our Durham GTA campus, this three-year degree program prepares you for a long and satisfying career by encouraging the development of durable and transferable skills prized by a range of employers. This uniquely versatile program combines courses in project management, writing, research, and numeracy with other self-selected courses from a wide range of programs on campus. Challenge yourself and learn to become a creative, logical, and integrative thinker and a clear communicator.

Degrees Offered:

  • B.A.


  • Durham GTA

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  • Make a difference in the local community through a final-year capstone project, allowing you to develop and refine communications and critical thinking skills
  • Take courses that teach high-demand and long-lasting skills that help you manage complex projects, work well with others, and write clearly and persuasively
  • Undertake hands-on projects (like podcasts and social media analyses) in courses that will also put your presentation skills to the test
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"Rather than just being in the classroom, you’re going out and getting real-world experience."

Scott Wray

Career Paths:

Career Opportunities

  • 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
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Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School 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 (unless otherwise specified)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%
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