Digital Media and Journalism Major

With a major in digital media and journalism at Saint Mary’s, students will explore how digital content is created and used in strategic communication efforts.

This program also gives students a broad view of digital communication, including multimedia production, graphic design, social media, and online journalism. Degree candidates are given internship opportunities, offering them real-world experience and a direct connection to professionals in the field.

Career Options

Content marketers; graphic designers; social media specialists; multimedia producers; publishers; journalists.

High School Preparation

Business; Computer Applications; English; Journalism; Art.

Enhance Your Experience

Students who major in digital media and journalism oftentimes pursue additional studies in public relations, business, strategic communication, and English.

Digital Media and Journalism Minor

The digital media and journalism minor is an exciting mix of courses in web design, graphic design, news writing, social media, multimedia production, and more. Students will get a broad view of how digital content is created and used in strategic communication efforts. Expectations for communication professionals are increasing and this new curriculum not only reflects these changes but also makes graduates more desirable in the job market and better prepared for career advancement.

Degree Requirements

Digital Media and Journalism Major, B.A.

A. Communication Core:

  • AR203 Graphic Design I (3 credits)
  • COM111 Introduction to Mass Communication (3 credits)
  • COM150 Social and New Media Communication (3 credits)
  • COM201 Beginning Newswriting (3 credits)
  • COM308 Editing (3 credits)
  • COM350 Multimedia Production (3 credits)
  • COM488 Contemporary Issues in Mass Communication (3 credits)
  • COM490 Senior Portfolio Development (1 credit)
  • COM496/497 Internship: Communication (1–17 credits)
  • E295 Practical Grammar (2 credits)

B. All of the following:

  • AR288 Web Design I (3 credits)
  • COM301 Advanced News writing (3 credits)
  • COM331 Public Affairs Journalism (3 credits)
  • COM352 Digital and Social Analytics (3 credits)
  • COM410 Communication Law (3 credits)
  • MK217 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)

C. Any two of the following:

  • AR315 Graphic Design II (3 credits)
  • AR350 Photo Processes (3 credits)
  • AR452 Motion Design (3 credits)
  • COM230 Principles of Public Relations (3 credits)

Digital Media and Journalism Minor

A. All of the following:

  • AR203 Graphic Design I (3 credits)
  • AR288 Web Design I (3 credits)
  • COM201 Beginning Newswriting (3 credits)

B. 9 Upper-division credits approved by the Department of Communication Chair

Tuition, Room, Board, and Fees

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is committed to making college accessible and affordable.

We strive to keep tuition and fees as low as possible while delivering an excellent private education. Approximately 99 percent of all undergraduates receive some form of financial aid.

2019-20 Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition*: $36,050
  • Room**: $5,230
  • Board: $4,120
  • Activity fee: $170
  • Technology fee: $370
  • Laundry fee: $80

* Additional tuition for 3+2 PA Program $3,550

** Additional fee for the following residences:

  • Village Apts., Gilmore Creek Hall $200
  • Bishops Hall, Brother William Hall, Hillside Hall, La Salle Hall, and Brother Leopold Hall Doubles $400
  • Brother Leopold Hall Singles and All Apts. $600

Additional Fees (if applicable)

  • Per credit instruction $1,200
  • Per credit audit $600
  • Foreign study fee:
    • London $1,420
    • All others $650
  • Commencement fee $190 (2019-2020 graduates)
  • Late registration (per class) $50 (after add/drop period)
  • N.S.F./Returned check or A.C.H. $20

Deposit

New students who have been admitted are asked to confirm their attendance by sending a $300 non-refundable deposit to the university. Returning students must pay a $250 housing deposit prior to housing registration. This deposit is credited to the student's account.

Fall 2019 Application Timelines

Rolling Admission

If you've missed the January 15th deadline, don't worry! You can still apply, thanks to our rolling admission policy. There are lots of scholarships and financial awards available for first-time freshmen at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.

Students who submit and complete their admission file after January 16, will be reviewed and receive an admission decision 1-2 weeks after submitting their admission file.

Early Action I

  • Application and Materials Deadline: October 15
  • Decisions Announced: November 1
  • Financial Aid Awards Mailed: December 15
  • Deposit Deadline: May 1

Early Action II

  • Application and Materials Deadline: November 15
  • Decisions Announced: December 1
  • Financial Aid Awards Mailed: December 15
  • Deposit Deadline: May 1

Regular Decision I

  • Application and Materials Deadline: December 15
  • Decisions Announced: January 1
  • Financial Aid Awards Mailed: January 15
  • Deposit Deadline: May 1

Regular Decision II

  • Application and Materials Deadline: January 15
  • Decisions Announced: February 1
  • Financial Aid Awards Mailed: February 15
  • Deposit Deadline: May 1

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated March 21, 2019
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