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B.S. in Digital Communication

 

Overview

The Digital Communication major is designed for existing or aspiring communication project managers, contractors, producers and digital solution providers. Students will apply the principles of storytelling and community building to various digital media deliverables including email, still images, motion video, social media, gaming, mobile applications, and graphic design for print and digital output. An introduction to the Adobe Creative Suite of products is distributed throughout the program. A cross-curricular emphasis in presenting and proposing, technical writing, applying research and analytics to media solutions, creative process leadership and participation, and managing production projects is included from a Christian worldview.

Relevant and Convenient

  • Complete your degree in approximately 23 months
  • Cohort groups provide mutual support
  • One-time registration
  • Classes meet online
  • Instructors combine academic credentials with professional expertise

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Solve communication problems through digital media solutions
  2. Design the steps needed to produce various digital media deliverables
  3. Propose cost-scalable communication strategies using digital media
  4. Collaboratively develop digital media solutions by leading and participating on a creative team
  5. Propose the best analytics for digital media solutions

Accreditation

Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, www.ncahlc.org, 312-263-0456. IWU is also a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, www.cccu.org, 202-546-8713.

Indiana Wesleyan University

Founded in 1920, Indiana Wesleyan University is a comprehensive, Christian university committed to liberal arts and professional education. Over 10,000 students are enrolled in classes throughout Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and online.

IWU’s innovative Adult and Graduate programs are offered at our 16 regional Education Centers. Each Education Center houses state-of-the-art classrooms, library resources, study rooms, computer labs, and conference rooms. Programs are also available at a number of convenient learning sites located throughout Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. Since 1997, most of these programs have been available online, making quality education accessible throughout the United States and around the world.

Minimum Computer Requirements

Students are expected to possess a computer throughout the duration of their program. Student computers must be able to run a supported browser and handle additional plug-ins as identified by the Learning Management System (LMS) company. Students should be able to produce, send, and receive documents that are compatible within the two most recent offerings of Microsoft Office to complete most of the assignments. IWU will offer support to students on only these two offerings of office software. Computer and Internet connection may need to be fast enough in some courses to watch streaming videos, participate in live meetings, upload large files, install software, and listen to audio lectures. In addition to these minimum expectations, participation in a CAPS course or program may entail additional computing and/or technology requirements.

Off-Campus Library Services (OCLS)

Library instruction is provided to students at the start of their program at IWU. Reference and document delivery services give students access to all collections of the Jackson Library on the IWU residential campus, as well as Instructional Resource Center services, Interlibrary Loan services, and many e-books and online journals. For more information, see indwes.edu/ocls.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Credit Hours Tuition
45 Total* $375 / credit hour

*July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

The total cost of the program, including tuition, books, eBooks, and fees, will be determined prior to your enrollment. The cost will be divided into several payments spread over the course of the program.

The total credit hours and per-credit-hour costs listed above are effective for the core program. For prerequisite or other required courses if applicable, students will need to pay for appropriate tuition, books, and any additional fees. Costs may change if you withdraw from the program and restart in a future program at a later date.

Subscription Requirement

Students enrolled in the Digital Communication program are required to maintain a current subscription to Adobe’s “Creative Cloud: All Apps”. This subscription is a required program resource and must be maintained for the duration of enrollment in the program. A special rate for Students and Teachers is available.

Payment Process

Deposit: Once you are accepted, your program representative will contact you in regards to payment of the required $100.00 deposit. This deposit reserves your place on the class roster. Payment can be made by check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. Service fee may apply.

Payment Options: Your program representative will work closely with you to choose a payment option that best fits your needs. Your options may include Federal financial aid, company reimbursement, tuition deferral, company direct-bill, self-pay, military benefits, etc.

Financial Aid

For current IWU students, financial aid may be available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans benefits, and even employer reimbursement. For detailed information, call 800-621-8667, ext. 2516 , visit our financial aid website, or email NonResAid@indwes.edu.

Financial aid is not available for unclassified students.

Courses

Below is the list of courses required to complete the program. Courses are generally taken sequentially, one at a time, until the program is complete. Full course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles below. For further information, feel free to contact us.

Preview Your Classes

COM-105,COM-112,COM-205,COM-305,COM-280,COM-329,COM-370,COM-321,COM-300,COM-219,COM-239,COM-405,COM-419,COM-366,COM-479,COM-480

Requirements

Below are the lists of requirements for the B.S. in Digital Communication program. Click on each link to expand the requirements. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

Admission Requirements

The admission requirements for this program are as follows:

  1. Proof of high school graduation or GED certification.
  2. Original transcripts from all previous college or university study at regionally accredited colleges or universities or an institution accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education.
  3. Prior completion of at least 60 transferable credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university or an institution accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education is required before the student is eligible to start a bachelor core program.
  4. A maximum of 40 hours of credit may be earned through the prior learning assessment process toward the required 60.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a Bachelor of Science with Major in Digital Communication degree from the College of Adult and Professional Studies at Indiana Wesleyan University, the following requirements must be met:

  1. Completion of 120 credit hours.
  2. Completion of the required core courses with a GPA of 2.50 or higher.
  3. Overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  4. Included within the total of 120 credit hours, 30 credit hours in Liberal Arts as follows:
    1. 3 credit hours in Biblical Studies
    2. 3 credit hours in Biblical Studies or Philosophy or Religion
    3. 6 credit hours in English Written Communication
    4. 3 credit hours in English Oral Communication
    5. 6 credit hours in Social or Behavioral Science
    6. 3 credit hours in Mathematics
    7. 3 credit hours in Natural Science
    8. 3 credit hours in Arts and Humanities
  5. Payment of all tuition and fees.

Application Procedures

To be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Science with a major in Digital Communication degree program, complete each of the following steps. For more information, call 866-498-4968 to speak with a Program Representative.

  1. Application

    Apply online at www.indwes.edu.

  2. Transcripts

    High School
    Applicants who have fewer than 30 credit hours of college coursework are required to submit a copy of a standard high school diploma or transcript or GED scores for admission.

    College
    Applicants who have more than 30 credit hours of college coursework are required to submit an official transcript from each undergraduate regionally accredited institution attended. Indiana Wesleyan University will accept for its permanent file only those transcripts sent directly to IWU by the registrar of the attended institution(s). Official transcripts must exhibit the official seal and signature of the registrar. Transcripts that are stamped “student copy”, “issued to student”, or “unofficial” cannot be accepted as official.

    College Transcripts from Non-U.S. Schools
    For college transcripts from non-U.S. schools, secure a “Course-by-Course Report” from Educational Credential Evaluators (see www.ece.org). Be sure to request that the report be sent directly to Indiana Wesleyan University. The evaluation must list course-by-course credit hours and grades.

  3. TOEFL Scores

    Submit a copy of your Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores if English is not your primary language. For more information about this test, see www.toefl.org.

Prior Learning Assessment

Undergraduate students accepted to or enrolled in any of the CAPS associate or baccalaureate degree programs are eligible to complete Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). Credit hours awarded may be counted toward general education, elective, or select core requirements as applicable to the undergraduate degree or as specified for approved graduate programs. Baccalaureate students may earn a maximum of 40 hours of credit through PLA. Associate degree students may earn a maximum of 18 hours through PLA. Undergraduate students may use PLA credit to accrue toward the 60 hours of credit required for admission to the bachelor’s core curriculum and/or to meet degree requirements while in the core and/or after the core has been completed.

Start Dates

Below are the program locations, upcoming dates, and meeting times for the BS in Digital Communications program. This list is updated regularly as new classes are added.