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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.

Program

To earn a B.A. in Digital Communication, you must successfully complete at least 120 credits, including:

  • General Education courses
  • Major sequence courses (42 credits)
    • Core courses (27 credits)
    • Concentration courses (15 credits)

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

Courses

Core:

  • CM100 Fundamentals of Communication (3)
  • CM101 Introduction to Mass Communication (3)
  • CM105 Public Speaking (3)
  • CM217 Media Production (3)
  • CM305 Media Law & Ethics (3)
  • CM310 Interpersonal Communication in a Digital Age (3)
  • CM401 Communication Theory & Research (3)
  • CM405 Digital Communication Internship (3)
  • CM465 Digital Communication Professional Practices (3)

Concentrations:

Students will choose one of two concentrations: journalism and strategic communication or visual communication and media studies.

Journalism & Strategic Communication Concentration (15 credits chosen from among the following)

  • CM210/EN210 Writing for the Mass Media (3)
  • CM213/EN213 News Writing & Reporting (3)
  • CM220 Introduction to Public Relations (3)
  • CM222/EN222 Digital News Editing (3)
  • CM230/EN230 Writing on the Web (3)
  • CM252 Organizational Communication (3)
  • CM308 Special Events (3)
  • CM341/EN341 Public Relations Writing (3)
  •  CM403 Digital Journalism (3)

Visual Communication & Media Studies Concentration (15 credits chosen from among the following)

  • CM113 Visual Communication (3)
  • CM210/EN210 Writing for the Mass Media (3)
  • CM213/EN213 News Writing and Reporting (3)
  • CM225 Transmedia Storytelling (3)
  • CM230/EN230 Writing on the Web (3)
  • CM251 Intercultural Communication (3)
  • CM302 Mass Media & Social Issues (3)
  • Choice of courses (pick one):
    • AR111 Drawing I (3)
    • AR113 Visual Thinking & Design (3)
    • AR422 Creative Photography I (3)

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.

Program

To earn a minor in digital communication from GCU, you must successfully complete 18 credits in digital communication courses (at least 9 credits at GCU), including:

  • CM105 Public Speaking (3)
  • CM113 Visual Communication (3)
  • CM217 Media Production (3)
  • CM305 Media Law & Ethics (3)
  • Digital communication electives (6)

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

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