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Bachelor of Science in Digital Communication and Media – Boston

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.

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We’re committed to creating an education as unique as your career path. So, whether your goal is a new career or moving up in your field, our innovative programs will get you going your way.

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Customize your plan

We work with you to map your path to your goal.

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Learn from experience

From real-world case studies to employer-based projects, we prepare you to manage what comes next.

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Choose your focus

Whatever you’re passionate about, you’ll find the classes to sharpen your specialty.

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Study anywhere, on your time

Part-time or full-time, we move at your speed, to get you where you’re going.

Enrollment

Full-Time

Entry Terms

Fall, Spring, Summer

F1 Visa Eligible

Yes

Overview

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.

For International Students

Experiential / Co-op opportunities

Northeastern's signature experience-powered learning model has been at the heart of the university for more than a century. It combines world-class academics with professional practice, allowing you to acquire relevant, real-world skills you can immediately put into action in your current workplace.

This makes a Northeastern education a dynamic, transformative experience, giving you countless opportunities to grow as a professional and person.

Learn About Getting Real World Experience

Get Set with a Custom Course Plan

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:

3.00
1.00
3.00
1.00

Complete the following two courses with corresponding labs:

3.00
1.00
3.00
1.00

Information Technology

3.00

Mathematics

3.00
3.00

Philosophy

3.00

 

Major Courses

51 semester hours required

Business

3.00

Visual Media and Art

3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00

Marketing

3.00
3.00

Communication

3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00

Writing

3.00
3.00

 

Major Electives

15 semester hours required

Complete five of the following:

3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00

 

Capstone

3 semester hours required

3.00

 

Electives

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

Now Let's Talk Admissions

You know where you are headed and you've seen how our program will lead you there. So let's get going. Here's what you need to know before you enroll.

Application Requirements

Application Facts – begin at our website

  1. No application fees
  2. No SATs or ACTs required
  3. Multiple start terms per year

Requirements

  • Online application – free and simple to complete
  • Academic transcripts: submit one of the following
    • Official high school degree or completed attestation form
    • Official GED
    • Official associate degree showing degree conferral and date
  • Transfer credit documentation: should be submitted with your application material
    • Academic transcripts from each institution you previously attended:
      • Official U.S. transcripts: if you applied previously earned credit toward your earned associate degree, you must request transcripts from each institution you attended.
      • Official foreign transcripts: must include English translation. We encourage you to submit a course-by-course evaluation of your diploma(s) and transcript(s)
    • College-level examinations: official examination score(s)
    • Military evaluation
  • Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language

For more information on Bachelor's Completion Admissions Requirements, please visit our Application Web Page.

International Requirements

Are You an International Student? Find out what additional documents are required to apply.

Global Engagement Learn how our teaching and research benefit from a worldwide network of students, faculty, and industry partners.

Financing Requirements

Finance Your Education We offer a variety of resources, including scholarships and assistantships.

How to Apply Learn more about the application process and requirements.

Cost and Tuition

Application Deadlines

The deadlines below are recommended; however, admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis and applications submitted after these deadlines will still be considered for the upcoming term.

The domestic deadlines below allow time for those transferring credits. More details.

Summer 2021

Recommended Admissions Deadline
Domestic application complete (first half start: May 10, 2021) April 12, 2021
Domestic application complete (second half start: June 30, 2021) June 2, 2021
International out-of-country application complete (start date: May 10, 2021) March 8, 2021
International in-country application complete (start date: May 10, 2021) April 12, 2021

Fall 2021

Recommended Admissions Deadline
Domestic application complete (first half start: September 9, 2021) August 12, 2021
Domestic application complete (second half start: October 27, 2021) September 29, 2021
International out-of-country application complete (start date: September 9, 2021) July 8, 2021
International in-country application complete (start date: September 9, 2021) August 12, 2021

Spring 2022

Recommended Admissions Deadline
Domestic application complete (first half start: January 10, 2022) December 13, 2021
Domestic application complete (second half start: March 7, 2022) February 7, 2022
International out-of-country application complete (start date: January 10, 2022) November 8, 2021
International in-country application complete (start date: January 10, 2022) December 13, 2021

Summer 2022

Recommended Admissions Deadline
Domestic application complete (first half start: May 9, 2022) April 11, 2022
Domestic application complete (second half start: June 29, 2022) June 1, 2022
International out-of-country application complete (start date: May 9, 2022) March 7, 2022
International in-country application complete (start date: May 9, 2022) April 11, 2022

Student Body Profile

Career Outcomes

Digital communications skills are in high demand by employers. In particular, employers are seeking skills ranging from social media and search engine optimization to web development and video storytelling, to name a few.

What can you do with your degree?

This bachelor’s degree program is designed for students who are interested in a variety of jobs within communications and marketing. Examples include copywriters, social media specialists, web designers, video specialists, public relations representatives, and marketing communications specialists.

Industry-Aligned Faculty

The faculty team behind the BS in Digital Communication and Media brings real-world communications leadership, a hands-on teaching background, and a commitment to an unparalleled hands-on learning experience. Meet them: Carl Zangerl, Ed Powers.