New undergraduate and graduate for-credit degree programs that have been approved by the Quality Council on or after September 1, 2011 are detailed in this database, which can be searched in multiple ways: by university, year, program level and/or keyword.
Program Approvals: McMaster University
The Bachelor of Professional Communication (Honours) program distinguishes itself in three ways: objective, design and delivery. Its objective is to equip its graduates with an advanced, critical and scholarly understanding of the theory and practice of professional communication in the fields of public relations, metrics, advertising, journalism and marketing communications. It is designed to confer the practical tools, skills, perspectives and industry contacts in communications needed to succeed in the wider world. The program is delivered as a McMaster University-Mohawk College joint initiative, bringing together the strengths of each institution into a single program and offering a rich, integrated learning experience.
Students who complete all of the requirements of the BPC will graduate with two certifications:
- Bachelor of Professional Communication (Honours) Degree (McMaster University)
- Diploma in Digital Communication (Mohawk College)
The program will develop leaders in the practice of professional communication. This joint degree-diploma program will provide students with the skills, knowledge, scholarly insights and engagement with the public interest that will enable them to become ethical, enterprising practitioners whose work is based in theory, evidence and self-examination.
The program is designed in accordance with requirements from actuarial accreditation bodies in order to meet the needs of students seeking to pursue actuarial careers, or careers in financial mathematics. Financial mathematics is an independent but related subfield of mathematics. A co-op version of the same program will also be offered, which will have the same academic requirements, but will provide the opportunity for students to participate in two eight-month work terms during the five years of the program. The Honours Actuarial and Financial Mathematics program is envisioned to be a small, interactive program. The program places an emphasis on the skills required for a career in the actuarial field, while providing students with a strong background in mathematics, and opportunities for those who wish to further pursue graduate studies.