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.

Take a quick look

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.


Customize your plan

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


Learn from experience

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


Choose your focus

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


Study anywhere, on your time

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



Entry Terms

Fall, Spring, Summer

F1 Visa Eligible



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.


More Details

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


Complete one of the following two courses with corresponding labs:


Complete the following two courses with corresponding labs:


Information Technology







Major Courses

51 semester hours required



Visual Media and Art









Major Electives

15 semester hours required

Complete five of the following:




3 semester hours required




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

  • Online application
  • Statement of purpose (500–1000 words): Identify your educational goals and expectations of the program. Please be aware that Northeastern University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to your statement of purpose.
  • Professional resumé
  • Unofficial undergraduate transcripts; official transcripts required at the time of admission
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals who have either academic or professional knowledge of your capabilities such as a faculty member, colleague, or mentor, preferably one from your current employer
  • English language proficiency proof. Students for whom English is not their primary language must submit one of the following:
    • Official associate or bachelor's degree transcript from an accredited college or university in the U.S., stating degree conferral and date
    • TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, Duolingo, or NU Global Exam scores
  • No SAT/ACT test scores required.
  • For international applicants, we require TOEFL (score of 79 or above) or IELTS (score of 6.5 or above).
  • High school degree or equivalent required, and transcripts from all previous high school/colleges.

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

Rolling admission deadlines with a one month recommended deadline in advance of start term for those transferring credit, and three weeks for those not transferring credit.

Fall 2021 Deadlines if Transferring Credit Deadline
August 12, 2021September 9, 2021
September 29, 2021October 27, 2021
Fall 2021 Deadlines if not Transferring Credit Deadline
September 2, 2021September 9, 2021
October 20, 2021October 27, 2021
Fall 2021 International Deadlines Deadline
July 8, 2021International out-of-country application complete (start date: September 9, 2021)
August 12, 2021International in-country application complete (start date: September 9, 2021)

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.


Career Opportunities and Services


Have questions about how to apply?

Join us for our monthly application workshop! Register today.

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

Did You Know?

College graduates earn 74% more than high school graduates ​(Pew Research Center, 2016).

Did You Know?

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