B.S. in Professional Communications and Emerging Media

About the Program

Philadelphia University's online B.S. in Professional Communication and Emerging Media will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate new and traditional media on behalf of companies and organizations in our digital world.

Courses in social media, writing for the web and mobile, multimedia communications, and public relations and media writing will teach you how to create messaging to fit a range of different media, and bring your stories alive.

Knowledge of professional social media use, copywriting, brand management and other communications support will allow you to create rich and varied communications plans that reach targeted audiences.

Curriculum

Competencies: (24 Credits)

  • CSS101: Learning Across the Lifespan (Note: Students start their program with this course)
  • Writing *
  • Science *
  • History *
  • Social Science *
  • Information Systems *
  • Math *
  • Humanities *

*Note: Students may transfer credits earned in specific competencies from successfully completed courses from previously attended, regionally-accredited colleges/universities. The transfer credits will be determined from student transcripts.

Lower Division Electives: (Up to 30 Credits)

  • Students may transfer in credits earned from successfully completed courses from previously attended, regionally-accredited colleges/universities. The transfer credits will be determined from student transcripts.
  • Students may select online coursework from Philadelphia University Online Course catalog.

General Education Core: (18 credits)

  • Business, Industry and Work in American History
  • Globalization and World Politics
  • The Social Science of the Workplace
  • Financial Accounting
  • Professional Communication
  • Professional Studies Capstone (Students may take this course when they reach 100 + credits)

Professional Education Core: (21 Credits)

  • Elements of Organization
  • Principles of Management
  • Learning with Technology
  • Economic Decision Making
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Leadership Theory and Ethical Practices

Upper Division Electives: (12 Credits)

  • Students may transfer in credits earned from successfully completed courses from previously attended, regionally-accredited colleges/universities. The transfer credits will be determined from student transcripts.
  • Students may select online coursework from Philadelphia University Online Course catalog.

Major Concentration: (15 credits)

  • Technologies of Communication (Social Media)
  • The Blog
  • Multimedia Presentations
  • PR and Media Writing
  • Professional Communications Capstone