Degree Requirements

Required Courses | 36 credits

The major in Digital Communication consists of 42 credit hours, including 12 required courses and 6 elective credits. In addition, CS 100 must be taken as part of the elective core. For DC majors CM 101 is a prerequisite for all other courses in the major.

  • CS 101 Web Design and Visual Tools
  • CS 104 Digital Animation and Gaming
  • CS 232 Human-Computer Interaction
  • CS 319 Computer Ethics
  • CM 101 Introduction to Media Culture
  • CM 102 Introduction to Media Production
  • CM 215 Technical Communications
  • CM 224 Democratic Technologies
  • CM 253 Digital Culture
  • CM 254 Media and Democracy
  • CM 397 Senior Project I

Elective Courses | 6 credits

Students are required to take an additional six credits of required course work and most students select these courses from the departments of Art and Design, Computer Science and/or Communication and Media Studies. DC Majors may venture into other departments for these required electives, but in all cases courses must be approved in writing by the program director. Possible course selections include:

  • AR 114 Digital Design Basics
  • AR 211 Graphic Design I
  • CM 124 History of Broadcasting
  • CM 126 History of Advertising & Public Relations
  • CM 221-321 Digital Film & Video Production I, II
  • CM 225 Multimedia Field Production
  • CM 227 Advertising and Public Relations; Practical Applications
  • CM 251 Studies in Self Help Books
  • CM 256 Magazines & Body Image
  • CM 299 Special Topics in Communication & Media Studies
  • CM 300 Special Topics in Multimedia Production
  • PH 256 Philosophy of Technology
  • SO 257 Science, Technology and Society