Our Communication & Media Studies degree offers several pathways, allowing you to choose the depth of specialization within your degree and to tailor your education to your future interests. Our four-year honours bachelor’s program provides a deep practical and theoretical training.
If you’re weighing two subjects of interest but can’t make a decision, you can do a combined degree: either add a minor (a secondary subject) to your major, or give two subjects equal billing and go for a double major. We also offer the honours International BA, which provides you with valuable global perspectives and experiences. Whatever path you envision, you’ll have choices to accommodate you along the way. We do NOT offer a BA degree (90 credit degree), nor do we offer a minor.
NOTE: Choose the checklist for the year you began your study, as they are updated every year. These checklists do not provide official confirmation of your eligibility to graduate. To find out which courses you have already completed toward your degree, use the Degree Progress Report. For more help, contact your academic advisor.
Our degree requirements changed starting in 2021-22. For some students this may mean that you are unable to match the requirements outlined in the relevant checklist. If this is the case, please contact email@example.com to schedule an advising appointment.
Required Credits per Year
|Year Level||Total Earned Credits||Minimum Cumulative GPA|
|Year 1||Less than 24 earned credits||4.00|
|Year 2||24-53 earned credits||4.25|
|Year 3||54-83 earned credits||4.80|
|Year 4||84 earned credits or greater||5.00|
Residency and Graduation Requirements
These apply to all programs.
Residency requirement: A minimum of 30 credits and at least 50% of the credits required in each major/minor must be taken at York University.
Graduation requirement: Students must successfully pass at least 120 credits which meet the Faculty’s degree and program requirements with a cumulative grade point average of at least 5.0. As students progress through their Honours BA degree, they must meet the minimum overall GPA, as defined by the number of credits earned or they will be removed from the BA Honours degree.