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Digital Communication

A career in public relations, marketing, social media, or journalism can start with the B.A. in Digital Communication program from Georgian Court University.

We’ve balanced hands-on creation with foundational and experiential learning in the communications field. You’ll learn presentation, web design, writing, research, video production, and editing skills that will enable you to craft and convey high-impact messages that get results in the private and public sectors.

To earn this degree, you must successfully complete at least 120 credits, including your General Education requirements and the major requirements below.


Maintenance of a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is required to remain in the program.  Students who earn two or more grades of a B- or below will be formally reviewed by program faculty and may be subject to academic probation or academic dismissal. 

Major Sequence

Includes 27 credits from the required core courses and a total of 15 credits from the student’s chosen concentration area of Journalism and Strategic Communication or Visual Communication and Media Studies:

Core Courses
CM100Fundamentals of Communication3
CM101Introduction to Mass Communication3
CM105Public Speaking3
CM217Media Production3
CM305Media Law & Ethics3
CM310Interpersonal Communication3
CM401Communication Theory & Research3
CM405Digital Communication Internship3
CM465Digital Comm. Professional Practices3
Concentration
Select one concentration:15
Journalism & Strategic Communication
Visual Communication & Media Studies
Total Credits42

Concentration

Students must complete 15 credits total from one chosen concentration area. 

Journalism & Strategic Communication 

Requirements
Select 15 credits from the following:15
CM/EN210
Writing for the Mass Media
CM/EN213
News Writing & Reporting
CM220
Introduction to Public Relations
CM/EN222
Digital News Editing
CM/EN230
Writing on the Web
CM252
Organizational Communication
CM/EN341
Public Relations Writing
CM400
Digital Field Production
Total Credits15

Visual Communication & Media Studies

Requirements
Select 15 credits from the following:15
CM113
Visual Communication
CM225
Transmedia Storytelling
CM/AR235
The Art of Film
CM/AR244
Women in Film
CM/EN245
Writing About Television
CM251
Intercultural Communication
CM302
Mass Media & Social Issues
CM400
Digital Field Production
Total Credits15


For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

Boost your writing, speaking, and media skills with a minor in digital communication from GCU. This focus complements a wide variety of majors and positions graduates for career success in a variety of professional settings.

Minor Sequence

To earn a minor in Digital Communication, students must successfully complete a minimum of 18 credits including:

CM101Introduction to Mass Communication3
CM105Public Speaking3
CM217Media Production3
CM305Media Law & Ethics3
Any two courses from the offerings in the program concentration areas. The courses do not need to be from the same concentration.6
Total Credits18



For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

In addition to our rigorous academic program, we also emphasize career and professional development through experiential learning. All students within the School of Business & Digital Media are required to complete an internship. Specifically, in Digital Communication, recent students from our program have interned with:

  • A & R Camp Production
  • Chartwells
  • Design 446
  • Epic Experiences
  • GCU Athletics

Click here for the procedure for registration and completion of an internship.

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