Graduates of Carleton’s Communication and Media Studies program enter the workplace ready to apply advanced, high-demand skills in research, writing and professional practice.

Because organizations of all kinds need skilled communicators, our alumni work all across the economy. Our flexible degree allows you to pursue careers in government, the not-for-profit sector, the private sector, health care, education, and more.

Easily transfer your knowledge and skills to professional settings. Our students have found rewarding work as advisors to federal Cabinet Ministers, and as communication strategists with leading charities, NGOs and corporations. They also work as entrepreneurs, researchers, and media and cultural policy analysts.

“The skills I learned in the B.CoMS program, such as strategic communication, media analysis, problem-solving and time management, have prepared me for success in the workplace.”

Kristal Mae Puguan
B.CoMS (Hons.) ’22

Digital Communications Advisor
Health Canada, Communication and Public Affairs Branch

“Whether I’m writing speeches, drafting news releases, creating social media plans, or planning events, I find myself continuously drawing on the wealth of skills I acquired through this program.”

Erin Bender Kerbel
B.CoMS (Hons.) ’20

Strategic Communications Advisor
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)

“The Communications program was immersive, and a perfect mix of theory and real-life application of the theory.”

Kevin Parent
BA Communication Studies ’18

Social Media Lead, Ottawa Public Health

“Communication Studies prepared me for my career by developing my ability to see clarity in complexity.”

Kayla Isabelle
BA (Hons.) Communication Studies and Psychology ’14

CEO, Startup Canada

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