May 20, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication, BA (Online)

College Arts and Sciences, Center for Online and Extended Education
Academic Award Bachelor of Arts
Credits Required  120 semester credits 
Faculty Lead George Kelley
CIP  Code 09.0100  
Available at Online and NU Oregon

We live in a communication-oriented society. Our world is significantly influenced by both the personal and mediated communication of individuals from diverse social, political, professional and religious groups. Never before has there been such a demand for leaders with advanced communication skills and knowledge.  

The major in Communication provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to fulfill their calling in the workplace. The major offers courses for aspiring leaders who seek to improve their communication skills and grow as people of impact in their professional environments. The program offers many advantages, including the freedom to tailor courses to meet their personal or career interests.  

After completing the core courses, students will have an opportunity to learn specific skills and competencies needed in professional settings by completing the Professional Communication concentration, including courses in business and professional writing, conflict resolution and public relations. In the final stage of the program they will also have the opportunity to apply their studies to an area of their choice.  

Graduates with a degree in Communication will be able to:

  1. Create compelling verbal presentations. 
  2. Analyze the effectiveness of various messages 
  3. Apply communication principles to professional settings   
  4. Integrate personal spirituality into their own approach to communication.

Core Curriculum Requirements: 60

Humanities: 9

  • 6 credits in this area must be from Writing Practice courses* (see course descriptions  for applicability)
  • ENGL xxx3 Any Literature course 3 credits
  • HIST xxx3 Any Course in History 3 credits
  • 3 additional credits selected from the following 3 credits
    Art (ARTE), Bible (BIBL), Drama (DRAM), English (ENGL), History (HIST), Language (LANG), Music (MUSI), or Theology (THEO)

Social Sciences: 9

  • 6 credits in this area must be from Writing Practice courses* (see course descriptions  for applicability)
  • Select a minimum of two disciplines from the following:

Business Administration (BUSM), Communication (except COMM 1213), Economics, Education (EDUC), Exercise Science (EXSC), Geography (GEOG), Information Technology (INTC), Management (BMGT), Marketing (BMKT), Philosophy (PHIL), Political Science (PSCI), Psychology (PSYC), Sociology/Anthropology (SOCI), or User Experience Design (UXDE)

Science and Mathematics: 6

  • MATH xxxx - College-level Mathematics 3 credits
  • SCIE xxxx - Science course with Lab 3 credits

Formation and Calling: 3

Core Electives: 18

Any college-level courses

Communication Major: 45

Professional Specialization: 9

Students select communication-related courses from a specialization, such as Business, Ministry, Psychology, or Leadership, as approved by their academic advisor. 

General Electives: 15

Any college-level courses 

Total: 120 Semester Credits