Program Information

School: Royal Roads University
Faculty: Communication & Culture
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Communication and Media Studies, Other
Communication, General
Description: This program is an undergraduate completion degree that includes years three and four in a 12 month on-campus or 24 month blended program. Pathway options for undergraduate programs, including years one and two, are available at RRU for international students.

The BA in Professional Communication program examines language, media, culture and technology. The program balances the best of academic education, professional experience and practical skills, and combines a comprehensive overview of communications as an academic field with a selection of courses in professional writing, public relations, journalism, public speaking, organizational communication and new media. Graduates will be able to understand the fundamental concepts, tools, processes and techniques in communication and will have developed interpersonal, teamwork and leadership skills. This program is delivered in two formats: as a four-term 12-month on-campus model (combines years’ three and four into an intensive 12 months) and as a 24-month blended model (incorporating two short on-campus residencies).

URL: Professional Communication at Royal Roads University
Cost per year:*

This cost estimate is for the entire program.

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:

  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages: Certificate in Advanced English [min. 176] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70]

English is the primary language of instruction and communication in all domestic programs at Royal Roads University. As part of the application process, all applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in English speaking, listening, reading and writing by one of the following means: 1. Submission of an official English language proficiency score report which meets one of the following minimum standards: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – 6.5 overall (minimum 6.5 in writing and speaking, minimum 6.0 in listening and reading), Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-based Test (IBT) – 88 overall (minimum 24 in writing, minimum 20 in listening, reading and speaking), University of Cambridge English Examinations, Advanced (CAE) – 176 Overall (169 in each language skill), Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) – 70 overall (70 in Writing, 60 in other skills), Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) – 9+, Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) – 81 overall; OR 2. 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; OR 3. Completion of the International Study Centre’s undergraduate or pre-master’s pathway program(s).