Digital Communication and Media

Degree:
  • Bachelor's
Location: Anywhere

Why Digital Communication and Media?

Jobs are exploding in digital communication and media. Our innovative new Bachelor of Science in Digital Communication and Media program will get you ready to enter the field or advance your current career.

The career trends in communications and marketing are clear – the demand for professionals with digital skills is sky high. Digital channels (search engines, websites, social media, email, mobile, etc.) and technology have transformed what it means to be a communication or marketing specialist. To pursue a career in these fields, you need both the new skills and hands-on experience in applying them.

In our Digital Communication and Media program you will develop a range of digital competencies, from research and content creation to assessment and channel development. And you will put those skills to work designing, implementing, and managing a major communication campaign as a participant in our one-of-a-kind Virtual PR Firm.

Check out the unique Virtual PR Firm at the heart of the learning experience.

 


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Unique Features

  • Acquire the digital communication and media skills that can advance your career in a wide range of organizations in both the private and nonprofit sectors.
  • Gain ‘real-life’ strategic and tactical capabilities through the design and implementation of an actual communication campaign.
  • Build virtual workplace skills, from presentations to team collaboration, that will enable you to succeed regardless of where your future employer may be based.

What you'll study

General Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Digital Communication and Media General Requirements

University-Wide Requirement

Minimum 120 total semester hours required

Minimum 2.000 GPA required

Students must earn a minimum of 60 Northeastern University semester hours in order to receive a bachelor’s degree.

Note: Individual program requirements may exceed the above minima.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Foundation Courses

24 semester hours required

English

Complete one of the following two courses with corresponding labs:

ENG 1105 - College Writing 1
3.00
ENG 1106 - Lab for ENG 1105
1.00
ENG 1103 - College Writing 1 for Nonnative Speakers
3.00
ENG 1104 - Lab for ENG 1103
1.00

Complete the following two courses with corresponding labs:

ENG 1107 - College Writing 2
3.00
ENG 1108 - Lab for ENG 1107
1.00
ENG 3107 - Writing for the Professions: Business and the Social Sciences
3.00
ENG 3108 - Lab for ENG 3107
1.00

Information Technology

ITC 2016 - End-User Data Analysis Tools
3.00

Mathematics

MTH 1100 - College Algebra
3.00
MTH 2310 - Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences
3.00

Philosophy

PHL 2120 - Ethical Issues in Communication
3.00

Major Courses

51 semester hours required

Business

MGT 1100 - Introduction to Business
3.00

Visual Media and Art

ART 2100 - Foundation in Visual Communication
3.00
ART 2200 - Fundamentals of Computer Graphics and Desktop Publishing
3.00
ART 4100 - Graphic Communication 1
3.00
ITC 3400 - Web Design and Multimedia
3.00

Marketing

MKT 2100 - Principles of Marketing
3.00
MKT 2220 - Consumer Behavior
3.00

Communication

CMN 1100 - Organizational Communication
3.00
CMN 2310 - Professional Speaking
3.00
CMN 3220 - Public Relations Basics and Practice
3.00
CMN 3250 - Mediated Communication and Media Relations
3.00
CMN 3330 - Digital Communication and Organizations
3.00
CMN 3350 - Intercultural Communication
3.00
CMN 3400 - Advanced Organizational Communication
3.00
TCC 3200 - Digital and Social Communication Technologies
3.00

Writing

ENG 3260 - Writing to Inform and Persuade
3.00
TCC 3450 - Writing for the Web
3.00

Major Electives

15 semester hours required

TCC 3220 - Technical Promotional Writing
3.00
ART 2000 - Typography: Communicating Content with Form
3.00
CMN 3360 - Crisis Communication
3.00
ITC 2000 - Principles of Systems Analysis and Design
3.00
ITC 2100 - Introduction to Programming (Java)
3.00
ITC 2400 - Web and Mobile Development
3.00
ITC 2300 - Database Management Systems
3.00
ITC 3150 - Database Websites
3.00

Capstone

3 semester hours required

CMN 4850 - Capstone in Professional Communication
3.00

Electives

Complete a minimum of 27 semester hours to reach 120 semester hours.

Did you know?

A bachelor's degree is worth $2.8M over an employee's lifetime (Center on Education and the Workforce, 2011). 

 

From Our Students

"I would recommend Northeastern because it's definitely going to make you more marketable in the world." — Carlos Quintanilla, Current Student

Average Time to Completion

2.5-8 years

Commitment

Full-Time
Part-Time

Entry Terms

Fall
Spring
Summer

Meets F-1 Visa Requirements

No