BA in Applied Communication

The B.A. in Applied Communication is designed for students interested in increasing their overall communication literacy and developing practical experience in the analysis, criticism, and application of a variety of communications which can be applied to executive communications, marketing, and public relations. Students will learn best practices in communicating with a variety of audiences and situations while developing personal leadership and observational/analytic skills. (Available Fall 2017)

Total Number of Major Courses


Total Number of Major Credit Hours

39 credit hours. Each student's remaining hours toward Core, mission specific requirements, and general elective requirements will vary depending on transfer credit. Please review the curriculum page to learn more about your requirements beyond your major credit hours.

Start Terms

Students can begin during any of the 5 sessions throughout the academic year

Transfer Credit Accepted Toward Major

18 credit hours / 6 courses

Schedule Format

Courses offered in 8 week session format with online and evening options.

Course Locations

Water Tower Campus – 820 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago

Application and Admission Requirements
  • Application
  • Official transcripts from all prior institutions
  • 2.0 GPA or higher and in good standing at all prior institutions
Tuition and Fees

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