School of Continuing Studies Majors and Courses

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    Value for a Lifetime

    At Dean College, we realize that your time and money are precious resources. That's why as one of the top schools for continuing education in Massachusetts, we combine low cost, with academic quality and a proven track record, to offer value that is unmatched. With certificate and part-time degree programs developed with convenience in mind, we make it easy to learn at any stage of life. Features such as online, accelerated, Saturday and night classes offer our students the flexibility needed to succeed and is one reason why Dean has been recognized as one of the top continuing studies programs in Massachusetts and all of New England.

    We offer degree and certificate programs in the following areas of study:

  • Communications

    Communications - B.A.

    Today’s competitive media landscape demands a high level of skill — and a lot of real-world experience. 

     

    The Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Dean College will provide the experience and education to segue directly into careers in public relations, integrated marketing, TV, radio, advertising or print media. Opportunities include:

      • Work as an on-air newscaster or DJ at our own 175-watt radio station
      • Operate cutting-edge production tools such as Final Cut Studio and Pro Tools
      • Function as director, camera operator or editor in our pro-level video production studio

      Communications graduates at Dean enjoy tremendous success nationally in careers in TV, radio, publishing and public relations. The field of communications is rapidly changing – see how Dean College is staying ahead of the curve!

      Course Sequence

      Communications

      Communications - B.A. Credits
      Core (43) 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
      ENG 331
      Writing for the Arts and Entertainment World
      3
      COM 327
      Applied Professional Communication
      3
      LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE
      Liberal Arts Elective
      3
      LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE
      Liberal Arts Elective
      3
      LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE
      Liberal Arts Elective
      3
      Major (61) Credits
      COM 121
      Introduction to Communications
      3
      COM 125
      Introduction to Multimedia Production
      3
      COM 211
      Media Writing
      3
      COM 218
      Introduction to Web Design
      3
      COM 223
      Digital Video Production II
      4
      COM 225
      Digital Audio Production II
      3
      COM 215
      Introduction to Public and Media Relations
      3
      COM 202
      Introduction to Integrated Marketing Communications and Advertising
      3
      COM 311
      Broadcast Sales and Advertising
      3
      COM 335
      Broadcast Management
      3
      COM 351
      Advance Audio Production
      3
      COM 352
      Advanced Social Media Production
      3
      COM 353
      Advanced Video Production
      3
      COM 415
      Strategic Research for Advertising and Public Relations
      3
      COM 417
      Media Law
      3
      COM 112
      Workshop in Communications
      3
      CAR 200
      The Internship Preparation Seminar
      1
      CAR 300
      The Internship Experience
      2
      COM 450
      Senior Seminar
      3
      COM 495
      Senior Capstone
      3
      Elective (18) Credits
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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: 122 Credits

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