Adult Education Online

Communication


Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Credits

Bachelor's 120
Minor 15

Avg. Completion Time tooltip-icon

3 - 3 ½ years for a full-time student with no transfer credits.

Delivery Method

Online

Study Communication at LBC | Capital

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 to thrive 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.

This online bachelor’s degree is part of LBC’s undergraduate Adult Education program, which is designed for busy people as they balance working full time, family responsibilities, serving in ministry and more. Each course is taught in an 8-week subterm. Refer to the catalog link below for the engaging courses that are part of this bachelor’s degree program. Students can customize the sequence of their classes based on which courses are being offered and their prerequisites. This way, with the help of their LBC Student Success Coach, students can chart a class schedule that fits their stage in life for each 8-week subterm. To be considered a “full-time student,” students must take four 3-credit courses in a semester (16-week term).

Course Length

8 weeks

When Can I Start?

As soon as you are ready! LBC has multiple enrollment points per year, meaning that you are only ever a few weeks away from the next course starting.

Can I Transfer Credits?

Yes! If you have completed courses in other regionally accredited colleges or in the military, you may be able to transfer in credits. Read our transfer policy.

Get Credit for Life Experience

You may be able to start our degree path at LBC | Capital with some college credits! Life Experience Credit is college credit a student can earn based on prior learning. Read more.

Would You Like More Information?

Reach out to request more information today, and one of our admissions counselors will connect with you soon to provide further details and answer your questions.

Program Plan for Bachelor's

Communication (120 Credits)

Biblical Studies 18 Credits

General Education* 37 Credits

Communication 36 Credits

Electives 29 Credits

View the Academic Catalog for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions and program details.

Schedule a Time to Chat

Want to learn more about this degree or the undergraduate adult education program? Consider scheduling an appointment to talk virtually or in person with an Admissions Counselor who will be glad to answer all your questions about earning an undergraduate degree.

Program Distinctives - What makes this program at LBC unique?
  • Fast & Flexible Schedule: The fast-paced schedule allows you to concentrate on one or two 8-week courses at a time.
  • Life Experience Credit: Earn college credits from our evaluation of your life experiences.
  • Accredited: Earn your degree from a top-ranked, accredited Bible college in PA.
  • Integrate your Christian faith and calling with your business skills and unique gifts.
Career Paths

The Communication bachelor’s degree prepares students for a wide range of technical and/or ministry contexts. Here is a sampling of careers and opportunities this degree affords:

  • 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
Program Goals – In this program, students will…
  • Articulate and evaluate the significance of culture on message design, delivery and impact.
  • Identify and differentiate the major communication theories and describe the relevance of appropriate theories to their chosen communication field.
  • Participate in a communication career field to further develop skills, knowledge and experiences.
  • Appropriately apply ethical principles and professional codes of ethics to the practice of communication.
  • Integrate a biblical worldview into the practice and evaluation of communication.
How Do I Determine Which Courses to Take?

Each student’s path to degree completion is unique, depending on the courses you transfer into the program. The curriculum plan 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, Biblical Studies 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.

Our Admissions Counselors are here to help guide you in planning your course of study.

Minoring in the Program

Required Courses for a Minor in Communication (15 credits)

  • COM 102 Introduction to Communication (3)
  • COM 110 Principles and Practices (3)
  • COM 201 Communication Ethics (3)
  • COM ____ Elective (3)
  • COM ____ Elective (3)

Location Option: Online

View the Academic Catalog for details.

Looking for Ways to Finance Your Bachelor’s Degree?

LBC’s Financial Aid Office can help you navigate the process.