Dual-Credit Advantage Accelerated Option - BS Web Design to MS Digital Communication

Students in the BS Web Design degree program have the option of completing five graduate Digital Communication core courses as part of the undergraduate degree program.  Students selecting this option can complete both the BS degree and the graduate courses by completing 120 credits (105 undergraduate credits and 15 graduate credits).  Using the Dual-Credit Advantage, students would be able be able to take graduate courses at an undergraduate rate. Students selecting this option are not required to pursue the MS Digital Communication degree.

The five graduate core courses (15 credits) needed for Digital Communication are listed below and would count as five undergraduate CoT elective courses (15 credits) towards the undergraduate degree:

COM 6100 Emerging Tech and Comm

COM 6250 Digital Content and Visual Data - or - MCM 6104 Strategic Communication

COM 6600 Crisis Communication and Risk

MCM 6101 Communication Writing

MCM 6102 Legal and Ethical Issues


Eligibility Requirements

  1. Completion of at least 60 credits towards the BS Web Design degree;
  2. A minimum GPA of 3.25;
  3. Meet with an academic advisor to submit an Accelerated Option Intent (AOI) form upon the completion of at least 30 credits; and
  4. Recommendation of the Program Chair

Students will not be eligible to register for graduate level courses until they have successfully completed at least 60 credits towards their Web Design degree and have an approved AOI form.

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2024-2025 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2023 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.