School of Business | Majors and Courses

  • Communications

    Bachelors Degree in Communications

    The Communications Program at Dean College offers hands-on work in the areas of digital audio, HD video, social media and sports broadcasting. The degree is designed to introduce students to the ever-changing media and communications fields. Students study the history, evolution and changing state of mass communications as well as the commiunication technologiues ant techniques used in prodections. Students develop their skills at writing and producing content to be delivered through various media, including the internet, social media, emerging media, and digital audio and video. 

    Students get hands-on experience through digital media production starting day one, working in professional studios and labs with a faculty with a wealth of professional experience. Students also develop an understanding of the economic and social effects of media, including legal and ethical issues. 

    Course Sequence

    Communications

    MAJOR (59 credits) Credits
    COM 121
    Introduction to Communications
    3
    COM 122
    Digital Audio Production I
    3
    COM 123
    Digital Video Production I
    3
    COM 124
    Web Design and Social Media Production
    3
    COM 211
    Media Writing
    3
    COM 213
    Media Concept Creation
    3
    COM 217
    Sports and Entertainment Media
    3
    COM 112
    Workshop in Communications
    3
    COM 223
    Digital Video Production II
    4
    COM 225
    Digital Audio Production II
    3
    COM 341
    Media Theory and Criticism
    3
    Or
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    COM 213
    Media Concept Creation
    3
    Or
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    CAR 200
    The Internship Preparation Seminar
    1
    CAR 300
    The Internship Experience
    2
    COM 217
    Sports and Entertainment Media
    3
    COM 450
    Senior Seminar
    3
    COM 495
    Senior Capstone
    3
    CORE (43 credits) Credits
    ENG 111
    Composition I
    3
    ENG 112
    Composition II
    3
    SPC 101
    Communication Fundamentals
    3
    MTH 150
    Foundations of Quantitative Reasoning
    3
    BIO 180
    Human Biology
    4
    ART ELECTIVE
    Core Distribution Arts Elective
    3
    HUMANITIES ELECTIVE
    Humanities Elective
    3
    NATURAL SCIENCE AND MATH ELECTIVE
    Natural Sciences and Mathematics Elective
    3
    SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
    Social Sciences Elective
    3
    COM 327
    Applied Professional Communication
    3
    COM 332
    Advanced Media Writing
    3
    LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE
    Liberal Arts Elective
    3
    LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE
    Liberal Arts Elective
    3
    LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE
    Liberal Arts Elective
    3
    ELECTIVES (18 credits) Credits
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    Elective - Open
    3
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    3
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    3
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    3
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    3
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    Elective - Open
    3
    TOTAL CREDITS: 120 Credits

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