Bachelor of Applied Science
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Ensign College + BYU-Pathway

The bachelor’s degree in communication will help students become skilled, ethical, and confident communicators with the capacity to positively impact families, communities, and organizations across the world.

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

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Essential Knowledge and Skills


  • Communicate in a persuasive, legal, and ethical manner.
  • Research and analyze scenarios to develop sound ideas and solutions.
  • Produce targeted and effective written, spoken, and visual messages in media, group, and interpersonal settings.
  • Effectively collaborate with diverse people in a variety of settings and circumstances.
  • Serve in groups constructively or lead them productively.
Bachelor of Applied Science of Communication
Program Requirements
Complete three certificates as described below, plus additional requirements.
Complete this introductory certificate
15 Credits
Complete this advanced certificate
15 Credits
Complete this advanced certificate
15 Credits
To complete a bachelor's degree, the following courses are required in addition to the certificates stated above:
Complete the following additional courses:
Communication Internship
2 credits
(COM 499)
Complete the following additional requirements:
General Education Courses
38-39 Credits
Approximately 30 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.
Recommended General Education Courses
Each degree has a set of recommended general education courses.


Course CodeCourse Name# of Credits
BAP 115Excel and Intro to Technology1
CAR 101College Success1
CAR 299Internship1
COM 122Interpersonal Communications3
ENG 101Introduction to College Writing3
ENG 201Intermediate College Writing3
MAT 252Statistics3
POLS 110American Government3

Fine Arts

Course CodeCourse Name# of Credits
ART 101Survey of Art History3

Life Science

Course CodeCourse Name# of Credits
LS 103Nutrition and Health3

Physical Science

Course CodeCourse Name# of Credits
GEO 111Physical Geology Online3

Social Science

Course CodeCourse Name# of Credits
ECON 161Microeconomics3
ECON 162Econ Principles & Problems Macro3

Religion (plus an additional 6 credits)

Course CodeCourse Name# of Credits
REL 200CThe Eternal Family2
REL 225CFoundations of the Restoration2
REL 250CJesus Christ Everlasting Gospel2
REL 275CTeachings and Doctrines of the Book of Mormon2

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
Students trained in communication are prepared to work in exciting, wide-ranging, cutting-edge careers that provide meaningful messages to an interconnected global community. Graduates of this program will find use for their skills in corporate training and development, human resources, sales, and various social services. Other careers that may be related to this degree include:
  • Event planner
  • Human relations manager or coordinator
  • Sports broadcaster
  • Public relations specialist
  • Corporate trainer

Why choose this degree?

Education in communication prepares you to work effectively in nearly every industry, and qualifies you for positions in fields such as marketing, public relations, editing, media relations, social media management, and others. Communication training will qualify you to use written, verbal, and nonverbal communication skills to manage interpersonal relationships, build and lead teams, develop and implement communication strategies for a variety of clients, and create and improve marketing campaigns for consumers.

BYU-Pathway has found that certain combinations of certificates lead to better job opportunities. Most degrees have a recommended plan of certificates that will help students increase their income and improve their employment possibilities.