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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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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.

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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

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

Degrees are built by selecting three certificates, which are typically made up of five courses each. Our recommended plans are designed to lead to better job opportunities. To earn a bachelor’s degree, you will complete three certificates plus additional requirements:

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Steps to your Bachelor's Degree in Communication

If getting a better job is not your primary focus, there are other certificate options available.

Recommended General Education Courses
Each degree has a set of recommended general education courses.


Course CodeCourse Name# of Credits
ENG 101Introduction to College Writing3
ENG 301Technical Writing3
MAT 108Quantitative Reasoning3
MAT 252Statistics3

College and Career Success

Course CodeCourse Name# of Credits
CAR 101College Success1
BAP 115Excel and Introduction to Technology1
CAR 499RInternship1


Course CodeCourse Name# of Credits
COMM 122Interpersonal Communications3

Fine Arts

Course CodeCourse Name# of Credits
ART 101History of the Fine Arts3


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

Life Sciences

Course CodeCourse Name# of Credits
LS 103Nutrition and Health3

American Institution

Course CodeCourse Name# of Credits
POLS 110American Government3

Physical Science

Course CodeCourse Name# of Credits
PS 120Introduction to Physical Geography3

Social Science

Course CodeCourse Name# of Credits
ECON 161Microeconomics3

Additional GE Courses

Course CodeCourse Name# of Credits
ECON 162Macroeconomics3
GEO 111Physical Geology, Online3

Previously earned course credits from PathwayConnect and/or other colleges and universities will be evaluated after a student is admitted and submits valid transcripts.