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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.


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 Production 13
CM305Media Law & Ethics3
CM310Interpersonal Communication3
CM401Communication Theory & Research3
CM405Digital Communication Internship3
CM465Digital Comm. Professional Practices3
Select one concentration:15
Journalism & Strategic Communication
Visual Communication & Media Studies
Total Credits42

Digital Communication majors may not use CM217 to fulfill the Visual & Performing Arts General Education category.


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

Journalism & Strategic Communication 

Select 15 credits from the following:15
Writing for the Mass Media
News Writing & Reporting
Introduction to Public Relations
Digital News Editing
Writing on the Web
Organizational Communication
Public Relations Writing
Digital Field Production
Total Credits15

Visual Communication & Media Studies

Select 15 credits from the following:15
Visual Communication
Transmedia Storytelling
The Art of Film
Women in Film
Writing About Television
Intercultural Communication
Mass Media & Social Issues
Digital Field Production
Total Credits15

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 Production 13
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

Digital Communication minors may not use CM217 to fulfill the Visual & Performing Arts General Education category.

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

  1. Before you begin your internship, schedule an appointment at to meet with Theodora Sergiou, Internship and Student Development Coordinator for the School of Business and Digital Media (SBDM).
  2. Complete the Internship Registration and Contract using CareerLink.
    • Go to
    • Select “I am a Student.” If this is your first time signing in, enter your GCU password and select “Activate” account to complete your profile and create a Careerlink password. If you have already set up a CareerLink profile, sign in using your GCU username and the CareerLink password you created for this account (not your GCU password).
    • Once logged on, select “Experiential Learning” from the action menu.
    • Complete the SBDM Approval Form online. Once approved, you will receive e-mail confirmation.
  3. Students register for the internship course by first requesting permission from Professor Sergiou in Self-Service, and then going back into Self-Service and completing registration.
    • Business majors will register for BU351.
    • Digital communication majors will register for CM405.
    • Graphic Design and Multimedia majors will register for GD429.
  4. During the internship, you should maintain a weekly journal of hours worked, tasks performed, and personal reflections. Regularly review your progress with the internship coordinator and employer.
  5. Toward the end of your internship and at least two weeks before the end of the semester, go back into CareerLink to submit the Internship Evaluation Form online.
  6. At the conclusion of the semester, you will prepare a PowerPoint presentation on your internship experience containing:
    • an overview of the enterprise;
    • a job description;
    • an explanation of how you achieved your learning objectives; and
    • and a self-reflection on the impact of the internship on your career choice, goals, and plans.

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