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Get the right message to the right people at the right time.
Communication and marketing are about connection—connecting people together, with information, or with products and services they need.

We can help you gain the skills to create content and messages that matter and share that content with the world.

Job Outlook

  • $66.2K 

    2022 median salary for media and communication jobs

  • 7%

    Projected annual growth rate for technical writers through 2032.

  • 21.6K

    communications jobs in the US on as of January 2024.
  • Did You Know?

    Creative professionals report the highest levels of job satisfaction and passion in their chosen fields. 

    Program Details

    Customize your education to focus on the skills YOU want and need.

    All Ensign College degrees start with certificates. Choose your certificates based on your career goals for a customized degree.

    Associate Degree (AAS) Bachelor's Degree (BAS)
    Program Structure
    • Two Certificates:

      • Choose from Digital Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Digital Content Creation, or Technology Account Management
      • Communication Fundamentals
    • Electives
    • Selected General Education
    • Three Certificates:

      • Choose from Digital Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Digital Content Creation, or Technology Account Management
      • Communication Fundamentals
      • Communication Core
    • Electives
    • General Education
    Career Paths Communication and marketing skills apply in every industry. Boost or pivot your career in less time with a skills-focused AAS. Many jobs require a bachelor's degree. You can jump into a career with relevant skills and experience.
    Minimum Time to Complete

    Two years (4 semesters)

    Four years (8 semesters)

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    Certificate Only

    The Communication Fundamentals and Communication Core certificates are not currently available as stand-alone programs. If you only want a certificate, please consider our Digital Marketing , Social Media Marketing , Digital Content Creation , or Technology Account Management programs.

    Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Communication

    An AAS prepares you to enter the workforce right after graduation. AAS programs require fewer general education credits and more program-specific credits than the AS. For this reason, the AAS does not transfer as a block of credits to another school. Your AAS classes may transfer individually, depending on the university's requirements.

    Bachelor's of Applied Science (BAS) in Communication

    The bachelor's degree will prepare you to jump into a communications career.

    A degree in communication can take you just about anywhere. Here are a few examples.

    Advertising and Marketing

    Research, develop, conduct, and analyze advertising and other marketing campaigns for clients. While recent graduates are likely to start at entry-level or mid-range positions, the salary potential is high. In 2022, the median annual salary for advertising and marketing managers was $138,730 (BLS).

    Public Relations

    Create and maintain a positive public image for clients. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) , public relations specialists earned a median salary of $67,440 in 2022.

    Social Media Specialist

    Create content and manage social accounts for clients or an organization. According to , social media specialists earn an average annual salary of $52,910.

    Both the BAS and the AAS programs are designed to prepare you for a career in media production, journalism, digital marketing, social media, or business management. What you learn depends largely on the certificates you choose, but here are a few of the things we cover:

    • Graphic design
    • Marketing strategy
    • Audience/market research
    • Social media strategy
    • Photography & videography
    • Search marketing & SEO
    • Social and web analytics
    • Sales methods
    • Public speaking
    • Media law and ethics
    • Project management
    • Writing digital content

    See BAS Course List See AAS Course List

    You’ll also leave here with the skills to communicate effectively, articulate your career preparation confidently, and collaborate with others meaningfully. And in all things, we’ll help you work toward becoming a capable and trusted disciple of Jesus Christ. So whatever you do, you’ll be prepared to be the best you possible.

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