Bachelor of Arts in Communications

Prepares students for the dynamic and competitive field of communication. This degree takes an integrative approach to personal, professional and academic success by combining hands-on experience, connections to current professionals in the field, and modern academics that address past, present and future trends. Addresses current communication needs in our digital society.

Delivery Method

The 15 core courses are taught completely online, and faculty will gather with their students in classroom settings once each term for a few hours of essential collaboration and hands-on workshops. This may require traveling to the NLU campus.

Admission Requirements

  • Completed NLU application (

  • Application fee waived with online application

  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.

  • Students must have completed at least 90 quarter hours (60 sh) with at least a 2.0 grade point average.

Transfer Policy

Students may transfer in up to 105 quarter hours in general education and elective credit. Most 100 level or above classes will transfer with a "C" grade or better from an accredited institution.

Special Characteristics

Program was designed with expertise from professionals in the fields of public relations, journalism, business, politics, government, human resources, social sciences, marketing and advertising. Courses are taught by practicing communications professionals, giving students the relevant learning experience that will globally, culturally and strategically position them in the job market.


NLU's new Marketing minor complements the Applied Communications major for students who are interested in the popular fields of marketing, advertising, and promotions.

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