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Bachelor of Science



NNU’s Bachelor of Science in Communication prepares you for career opportunities as a communication specialist in organizations, corporations, and public service. Specialized research prepares you for work,  graduate studies, or law school.


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Dr. Donna M. Allen

(208) 467-8431

100% acceptance rate
of undergraduate communication students who apply to graduate school or law school
Work closely
with faculty mentors
Conduct hands-on research
in field of communication within area of personal interest


A Bachelor of Science in Communication prepares you for career opportunities as a communication specialist in organizations, corporations, and public service. Additionally, the degree allows you to specialize in research as you prepare for graduate studies or law school.
The BS in Communication provides an understanding of communication processes with an emphasis on how communication affects relationships across societal contexts. You will gain an understanding of the processes of human communication which shape relationships, groups and organizations; persuade and entertain individuals; and that influence public opinion, media use, attitude and behavioral change. There is a strong focus on research and theory. You can use this training to assume leadership positions in non-profit, government, and industry sectors as well as prepare for law school, graduate work or professions with a strong research emphasis.
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Bachelor of Science

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Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations $40,130
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In most of the classes you take, there will be real-world application. In Interpersonal you’ll examine your relationships, in Nonverbal you’ll design the ideal dorm lobby, in PR you will actually create a plan for a local Nampa business, and in Intercultural you’ll learn to communicate with those who were raised much differently, only to realize how similar you really are. Finally, in Senior Project you decide what all of your learning really meant to you, and how you can use it to give back. It’s a personal and practical journey.

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$40,958, the estimated total cost of tuition, fees, room, and board for 2019-2020.


$28,000, the average debt of an NNU student upon graduation—just $1,500 more than a Boise State graduate. However, 1 in 4 NNU students graduates with no debt at all.


99%, the number of NNU undergraduate students who receive financial aid.


January 15, the new deadline for priority NNU financial aid. File your FAFSA by the 15th to be eligible for the most aid. The FAFSA can be found at