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Professional Communication: Bachelor of Arts Degree


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Applications are submitted externally through the RRU website.

Intake
  • Fall
  • Winter

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience

Courses in this program are offered using online and/or hybrid delivery method in Fall 2020 due to COVID-19. Confirm directly with RRU about the learning method.

  • Program Start Date
    March (Blended Program); September (On-Campus Program)
  • Campuses
    Victoria

    Resources

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    City of Victoria
  • Length
    120 Credits / Four-Year Degree
  • Tuition Estimate
    $16,500 (Year 1 + 2); $17,500 (Year 3 + 4); + Ancillary Fees
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1000 per year
  • Credential Granted
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online)
    • Temporarily online/hybrid Fall 2020

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out RRU's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Applications should be submitted by the following dates:
  • December 29, 2020 for March 2021 program entry (for applicants applying for 3rd-year entry, blended program delivery) 
  • March 31, 2021 for September 2021 program entry  (for applicants applying for 1st-year entry) 
  • June 13, 2021 for September 2021 program entry (for applicants applying for 3rd-year entry, face-to-face program delivery) 
Verify directly with RRU. 

Application Fee: $126.28

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (minimum grades needed in brackets) 

Route A: First-Year Entry

1. Graduation from a recognized high school or equivalent with at least a 'B' (73%) average in four academic grade 12 courses, including English 12 (70%) or English First Peoples 12 (70%) or equivalent 

2. An approved English 11 course

3. Foundations of Mathematics 11 or Pre-Calculus 11 or equivalent 

4. An approved Science 11 course

5. An approved Social Studies 11/12 course

Route B: Third-Year Entry

1. completion of a two-year diploma, or 60 credits (or equivalent), in communication, journalism, business administration, or general arts, from a recognized post-secondary institution, including at least 24 credits at the second-year level and a "B" grade point average

2. an English composition course focused on academic writing is recommended

Admission Advice

1. If you don't meet the formal academic requirements for admission, you can check out the Flexible Admission option. To be considered for flexible admission, you must normally provide:

  • a Personal Statement
  • a resume
  • at least two letters of reference
  • transcripts of any post-secondary credit courses and/or programs previously taken
  • at least 5 years of relevant work experience in the areas of communication, public relations, journalism or other related fields
  • evidence of having sufficient knowledge, skills and abilities to complete a demanding academic course of study

2. If English is not your primary language, please review Royal Roads University's English Language Requirements.

3. Students entering the program at the third-year level may complete the program in a 12 month (on-campus) or 24 month (blended) program delivery option.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy RRU's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

English is the primary language of instruction and communication in all domestic programs at Royal Roads University. As part of the application process, all candidates whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in English speaking, listening, reading and writing by one of the following means:

Submission of an official English language proficiency score report which meets one of the following minimum* standards:

  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 or better with no single band score below 6.0.
  • TOEFL (IBT): 88 overall or better, with no section score below 20
  • PTE-A (Pearson Test of English - Academic): 60 overall, with no section less than 58
  • Graduation from a recognized diploma or degree program from a college or university at which English was the primary language of instruction in an English speaking country.
  • Complete the International Study Centre's undergraduate or pre-master's pathway program

An applicant who believes they are fully proficient in English may provide a written submission to the Admissions Office, demonstrating English proficiency through other means.  Please review our English Language Requirements - Waiver Process.

* Meeting minimum English language requirements does not guarantee admission. Year-three entry and some programs may require alternate levels of competency.

Verify with the institution directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

Applicants may be assessed for admission to Royal Roads University on the basis of their formal academic training and/or on the skills, knowledge and background developed outside traditional learning structures. This student-centred approach opens doors to higher learning for qualified candidates who otherwise might not meet traditional admission requirements, and thereby serves the needs of a diverse group of students.

Ideal candidates include self-directed and highly motivated people who demonstrate high levels of program-specific knowledge and skills and who possess strong interpersonal, research, and communication skills.

To learn more about our admission requirements, please click here.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You must normally meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. For complete details check here.

If you do not have the formal academic training to qualify for your desired program, you may also be admitted through Royal Roads University's Flexible Admission Process.

Out-of-Province

You must normally meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. For complete details check here.

If you do not have the formal academic training to qualify for your desired program, you may also be admitted through Royal Roads University's Flexible Admission Process.

BC Transfer Student

Royal Roads University has agreements with many educational institutions that enable students to make a smooth transition for completion of their degree studies. For details click here. You can also use BC Transfer Guide to search course transferability. 

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

Royal Roads University has agreements with many educational institutions that enable students to make a smooth transition for completion of their degree studies. For details check here.

Mature Student

Royal Roads University does not have a specific Mature Student admission category. However, Royal Roads University's Flexible Admission Process may serve the needs of mature students.

 

 

International Student

For details on admission for International Students click here, and for details about English language requirements click here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Flexible Admission

Applicants who do not have the formal academic education to qualify for admission may be assessed on the basis of both their formal education and their informal learning, in accordance with the Flexible Admission Policy at Royal Roads University. This includes applicants with a complex learning history and for whom documenting their learning is either difficult or complex.

Read more about Flexible Admission

How to Apply

All applicants, domestic, international, standard admission, and flexible admission follow the same application process. The online application form is filled out and the application fee is paid, followed by submission of the appropriate supporting documents. Follow this link to begin the application process.

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