Bachelor of Science in Digital Communication and Media

Our innovative program will get you ready to enter the digital communications field or advance your current career.

Why consider finishing your bachelor's in digital communication and media?

To work in communications or marketing, you have to have exceptional digital skills, where digital channels like social media, websites, search engines, email, mobile, and video are the most effective ways to reach and engage customers. The demand for digital marketing and communication professionals is growing rapidly with 43,200 new jobs expected to be available by 2026 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017), and there are numerous career routes you can go with this degree. 

In our Bachelor of Science in Digital Communication and Media program, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Acquire the in-demand skills necessary to advance your career in the exploding field of digital communications in a wide range of organizations in both the private and non-profit sectors.
  • Gain real-world experience and apply what you’ve learned in the classroom by participating in Northeastern's unique Virtual PR Firm where you will work with a team of students around the country to design, implement, and manage a communications campaign for a real-life client.
  • Develop a range of digital competencies, from research and content creation to assessment and channel development and dive deeper into your area(s) of expertise during experiential learning opportunities
  • Get course credit for professional certifications from HubSpot and save time and money on your degree by completing a prior learning assessment ("PLA")

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Tailor your degree to your career goals and prepare yourself for a post-baccalaureate career in marketing and communications including as a:

  • Copywriter
  • Marketing manager
  • Social media specialist
  • Web designer
  • Public relations representative
  • Marketing communications specialist

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Scholarship Opportunities

The College of Professional Studies offers a number of scholarship opportunities (up to $15,000) for our students. These scholarships, which are supported by alumni and faculty, are based on a student’s demonstrated financial need, academic achievement, and/or personal circumstances. Scholarships are awarded at several times throughout the academic year.

Some of the scholarship opportunities that are available to eligible domestic and international students in the BS in Digital Communications and Media program include: 

  • Professional Advancement Scholarships (up to $10,000)
  • Lowell Institute Scholarships (up to $15,000)
  • Ruby Linn Foundation Scholarship for Service members and Veterans (up to $10,000)
  • Dean's "Break Through" Scholarship (up to $10,000)
  • Community College Scholarships (up to $5,000)


"We offer a unique package that combines traditional coursework with a virtual firm, allowing you to do first-hand work on a real client project. Not only do you graduate with your degree, but you also gain experience that can help you walk into your first job."
- Edward Powers, EdD, Professor of Practice 

About Northeastern

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experiential lifelong learning. Our approach of integrating real-world experience with education, research, and innovation empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create worldwide impact.   

Our global university system provides our community and academic, government, and industry partners with unique opportunities to think locally and act globally. The system—which includes 13 campuses across the U.S., U.K., and Canada, 300,000-plus alumni, and 3,000 partners worldwide—serves as a platform for scaling ideas, talent, and solutions.

Northeastern’s personalized, experiential undergraduate and graduate programs lead to degrees through the doctorate in 10 colleges and schools across our campuses. Learning emphasizes the intersection of data, technology, and human literacies, uniquely preparing graduates for careers of the future and lives of fulfillment and accomplishment.

Our research enterprise, with an R1 Carnegie classification, is solutions-oriented and spans the world. Our faculty scholars and students work in teams that cross not just disciplines, but also sectors—aligned around solving today’s highly interconnected global challenges and focused on transformative impact for humankind.