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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.

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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 100+ years, we’ve designed our programs with one thing in mind—your success. Explore the current program requirements and course descriptions, all designed to meet today’s industry needs and must-have skills. 

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Experiential Learning

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.

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Career Outcomes

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.


Industry-Aligned Faculty

Our industry-aligned faculty bring relevant real-world experience, knowledge, expertise, and connections that will help you achieve your career goals.

Carl Zangerl
Associate Teaching Professor
Ed Powers
Professor of the Practice


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Financial Info

The university's financial aid policies are designed to enrich our campus community by ensuring that Northeastern is affordable for all admitted students. The below cost per credit is for non-lab courses. You can find the cost per credit of lab courses by visiting our Tuition and Fees page.

Starting Fall 2023, active U.S. servicemembers and their spouses are eligible to receive an amended tuition rate of $250 per semester hour for our Bachelor Completion Programs through the College of Professional Studies. Northeastern is committed to making education within reach and affordable for our military-affiliated students. To learn more, visit our Fund Your Education page.

  • $541 Cost Per Credit
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