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Associate of Applied Science
Applied Communication
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ELIGIBILITY: This degree is offered in association with Ensign College. Because BYU-Pathway’s partnership with Ensign College is new and systems are still being developed, eligibility for this degree will be scheduled in phases starting September 2021. Visit this page for more details.

Ensign College + BYU-Pathway

The associate degree in applied communication provides students with the skills needed to gain employment or an internship. Students will develop skill in writing, public speaking, and the ability to identify communication methods that will best serve a variety of audiences.

This degree is developed and granted by Ensign College, with support and services coming from BYU-Pathway Worldwide.

Essential Knowledge and Skills

Outcomes

  • Learn and apply fundamental communication principles using standard media messaging formats.
  • Explain mass communication effects on public discourse, individuals, and institutions.
  • Demonstrate techniques of public speaking, including message development, content, projection, tone, and delivery.
  • Build, manage, and optimize digital communication strategies and tactics.
  • Apply communication skills and knowledge to projects in various fields.
Associate of Applied Science of Applied Communication
Program Requirements
Complete two certificates as described below, plus additional requirements.
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15 CREDITS
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60 CREDITS
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120 CREDITS
Complete the introductory certificate
15 Credits
COMPLETE THIS ADVANCED CERTIFICATE
15 Credits
After an associate degree students may continue and earn a bachelor's degree in communication. This will require students to earn a third (advanced) certificate, as well as complete additional degree requirements.
To complete an associate degree, the following courses are required in addition to the certificates stated above:
Complete the following additional requirements:
General Education Courses
18 credits
Electives
Approximately 9 credits
Previously earned course credits from PathwayConnect and/or other colleges and universities will be evaluated after a student is admitted and submits valid transcripts.
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Looking Ahead
Potential Employment
An associate degree in communication can provide the basis for rewarding careers in a variety of fields, industries, and positions, depending on their elective choice, including:
  • Media production
  • Journalism
  • Digital marketing
  • Social media
  • Computer science
  • Business management

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