Applied Communications, B.A.

NLU’s Bachelor of Arts in Applied Communications degree is designed to prepare graduates to work in the field of communications or to communicate better in any professional field. Offered in a convenient online format, enriched with a series of face-to-face workshops, the program is appropriate for traditional-aged learners and working-adults alike.

Program Details:

  • Requires 180 QH, including 60 QH of General Education, for completion 
  • Requires a minimum grade of “C” in all major courses
  • Credit by examination, portfolio and proficiency are accepted for general education and elective credit 
  • Requires ECT – English Competency Test OR completing LAE 101 and LAE 102 at NLU with a grade of “C” or better
  • Students may complete a minor, listed below

Minors:

Required Courses

Communications

LAE 101English Composition I

5

LAE 102English Composition II

5

LAT 210Effective Speaking

5

Humanities

LAT 302Business Ethics in Popular Film

5

Note: Other Humanities courses may be accepted.

Fine Arts

One Fine Arts course

Quantitative Reasoning

LAM 106Basic Statistics

5

Note: Other college-level mathematics courses may be accepted.

Physical and Life Sciences

One Physical or Life Sciences course

Social Sciences

LAS 105Introduction to Sociology

5

LAS 120Introduction to American Politics

5

One additional Social Science course

Behavioral Science

LAP 100General Psychology

5

LAP 315Lifespan Development

5

Note: Other Behavioral Science courses may be accepted in lieu of LAP 315.

Core Courses - 75 QH

COM 104Connected World

5

COM 105Writing in a Digital Age

5

COM 106The Influence of Culture on Communication

5

COM 204Multigenerational Workforce Communication

5

COM 205Social Media Networking

5

COM 206Professional Communication: Writing, Speaking and Creating for Success

5

COM 207Contemporary Media Communications

5

COM 304The Art of Persuasion

5

COM 305Speak Up

5

COM 306Organizational Communication and Conflict Management

5

COM 404Legal and Ethical Communications

5

COM 405Innovation from the Inside

5

COM 406Public Relations for the 21st Century

5

COM 407Modern Advertising

5

COM 485AWS/Sell Me

1

COM 485BWS/You Want it When

1

COM 485CWS/Go Beyond

1

COM 485DWS/Effective Delivery

1

COM 496Senior Portfolio Capstone

1