Digital Communications Major

The Digital Communications Program explores the interrelated elements of communication, business, design, and computer science in a setting that emphasizes user-centered design and usability testing. The program fosters critical reasoning, creativity, innovation, and problem solving so that graduates have the ability to evolve as quickly as current technology. Rather than focusing on specific applications and technologies, students in the program will complete advanced coursework in one of the six areas to form a concentration in business technology, communications, programming, design, user experience, or videography. The General Education Program at the College, together with the courses in the student's concentration, will expose students to the fundamental questions of how information is created, processed, understood, and communicated.

Degree Requirements: Bachelor of Science with a major in Digital Communications

Major core requirements:

DCOM 130 Principles of Information Design
DCOM 131 Usability Design and Testing
DCOM 150 Fundamentals of Design
DCOM 151 Digital Graphic Design
DCOM 170 Web Markup and Layout
DCOM 260 E-Commerce
DCOM 261 E-Business Strategy
DCOM 270 Programming for Digital Media
DCOM 271 Databases in Design
DCOM 280 Technical Communications for Digital Media
DCOM 281 Storytelling for Online Media
DCOM 299 Portfolio
DCOM 311 Information Law and Ethics
DCOM 400 Internship
DCOM 410 Capstone - Project Management
DCOM 411 Capstone-Research and Development


In addition to the core, each major must complete one of the following 12-credit concentrations. With the exception of the programming concentration and subject to the approval of the advisor, one course may be taken outside of the concentration and/or department.