Adult Education


Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Get ready for a career in journalism, marketing and beyond.

Study Communication at LBC

Tell Your Story

Think communication is just about talking? Think again. It encompasses so many areas, like journalism, public relations, advertising, marketing and ministry. In our increasingly media-first culture, we need Christians embedded in these fields and careers to share the love of the greatest communicator of all: Jesus Christ.

If you can’t seem to follow enough news outlets on Twitter, listen to the radio and podcasts incessantly, love to analyze commercials, or appreciate good storytelling and the written word, this just might be the right major for you. Plus, there are so many careers in communications.

Built on a firm foundation of media ethics, theory and practice and Bible classes that teach a solid biblical worldview, students who complete this program will earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication with a minor in biblical studies.

Why Study Communication at LBC?

  • Ranked: Study at a college that the Wall Street Journal ranked 3rd in the nation for career preparation in 2018.
  • Fast & Flexible Schedule: The fast-paced schedule allows you to concentrate on one 6 week course at a time.
  • Life Experience Credit: Earn college credits from our evaluation of your life experiences.
  • Earn Your Degree Your Way: Study completely online, only in class or even do a combination of both!
  • Accredited: Earn your degree from an accredited Bible college in PA.
  • Integrate your Christian faith and calling with your business skills and acumen.

Adult Education

Your Journey

Program Credits: 120

Locations: Online,


Bachelor of Arts with a major in Communication

Accept Previously Earned Credits: Yes

Cost per credit: $440 starting fall 2019

Average course = 3 credits (average is $1,320 per course)

“For the word of God is living and active…” – Hebrews 4:12a


Communication (120 Credits)

Communication Core:30 Credits
Communication Electives:3 Credits
Biblical Studies Core:21 Credits
Arts & Sciences Core:42 Credits
General Electives:24 Credits

View the CATALOG for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions, and further detail about this program.


Course Requirements (15 credits)
  • COM102 Introduction to Communication
  • COM110 Principles & Practices
  • COM201 Communication Ethics
  • COM ELE Communication Elective
  • COM ELE Communication Elective

Sample Course Outline

COM102 Intro to Communication

COM103 Message Design

COM201 Communication Ethics

COM202 Principals & Practices

COM212 Media, Conveyor of Cultural Ideas

COM311 Writing for News Media

COM320 Survey of Marketing

COM330 Survey of Web Design

COM340 Writing on Social Issues

COM350 Writing for Publication

COM450 COM Internship

COM470 Capstone Project

A Closer Look: My Online Experience

Duncan Oleshak.

Featured Student: Duncan Oleshak (’21)

Duncan started college, but never finished his degree – between changing jobs, moving, getting married and becoming a father, he just wasn’t sure how he could do it all. Now, he’s earning his degree online.

Jobs and Careers in Communication

  • Social Media Manager
  • Web Content Manager
  • Publication Copywriter
  • Post-Production News Media
  • Reporter
  • Public Relations Professional
  • Journalist
  • Communication Director
  • Marketing Professional
  • Social Media Strategist
  • Communications Professional

How Does the Adult Education Course Schedule Work?

The adult program consists of THREE terms:

  • Fall: July–December
  • Spring: January–June
  • Summer: June-August

The fall and spring terms are comprised of 3 course sessions and the summer is comprised of 2 course sessions. A course session runs for SIX weeks or classes and runs back-to-back across all the weeks of the year. Exact dates for each term are available through the Adult Education Office

Students may choose to take their courses either in class, online, or both.

  • In class
    Students taking on-site classes come once a week for five weeks per course. Our courses typically meet on Tuesday* nights from 6 to 10 PM. During the sixth week of the course, the class does not meet so that students can complete their course work.
    (*Philadelphia classes meets Monday through Thursday.)
  • Online classes
    Students taking online courses are not required to attend class at any time. Instead, they engage in collaborative learning through our learning management system. Learn more about studying online.

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Determining What Courses To Take

Each student’s path to completion is unique, depending upon the courses you are transferring into the program. The curriculum plan above gives a broad picture of the required credits. If your transfer credits come from mostly one of those areas, you will need to take credits in the other areas. The remaining courses you need for graduation can best be determined after reviewing your transcripts. With flexible electives, Bible and Theology requirements, and General Education requirements, most students are able to transfer to LBC the maximum number of credits.

Credits for Prior Learning. Students can earn up to 30 life experience credits, through the Credits for Prior Learning evaluation process, which will often reduce the time to complete a degree. The life experience credit evaluation process is done after a student begins a program.

When Can I Start?

As soon as you are ready. LBC has 8 entry points per year meaning you are only ever a few weeks away till the next course starts.

Looking for Ways to Finance Your Degree?

Our LBC Financial Aid Office can help you navigate through the process. Learn more

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