B.A. in Applied Communications

Develop negotiation, persuasion, and critical-thinking skills in a format that fits your schedule.

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Where Communication Enriches Collaboration

Prepare to stand out in a dynamic, competitive field and use your communication savvy to help you and those around you both professionally and personally. Earn your B.A. in Applied Communications fully online or through a blend of online and on-campus courses from National Louis University. Combine hands-on experience, connections with current professionals in the field, and modern academics to ensure your success. Complete and submit the form to request more information.

Program Highlights

  • Develop skills in critical thinking, message construction, and multi-channel delivery
  • Curriculum developed and approved by leading industry professionals
  • Complete your courses entirely online for ultimate flexibility
  • Make connections with industry leaders through our mentoring program
  • Specialize your learning with a concentration in Entrepreneurship

In the most recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for media and communication occupations was $53,530.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition

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Getting Your NLU Online Degree

As an online NLU student, you’ll progress through your program in an engaging, dynamic, centralized location where you can connect with peers and professors, complete assignments and quizzes, and find whatever else you need to succeed.

From Chicago to the World

You also have the option to complete your degree through a blend of online and on-campus courses at one of our five Chicagoland campuses: Downtown Chicago, Elgin, Lisle, Skokie, or Wheeling.

Moving Upward

NLU firmly believes in the equalizing and uplifting effect of adult higher education on families and communities.

Making a Difference

At NLU, we are proud of the 65,000 living alumni who are using their education to serve others and change lives.

Return on Investment

With mid-career graduate earnings averaging $71,300 a year, NLU was named a top “value-added” university by Brookings Institution.**