Professional Studies in New Media Major

From surfing the web to social networking to smart phones, we live and work in a world shaped by online communications, electronic media, and digital devices. The media industries in this area are expanding rapidly, and every business and organization today needs individuals who understand the new media environment and know how to keep up with emerging trends and innovations in this ever-evolving landscape.

Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies’s recently launched Professional Studies in New Media program offers you the knowledge and skills needed to be effective participants in the digital arena.

Designed for adult students in midcareer looking to retool or remain competitive in the workplace, as well as those seeking to further their studies of new media, the program provides students with the principles, theories, and methodologies for success in business, government, and the nonprofit sector.

  • Communicate effectively through new media and digital design.
  • Learn how to gather data and conduct research online.
  • Design websites and mobile applications.

The program—which is rooted in Fordham University’s acclaimed liberal arts curriculum—draws on the fields of communication and media studies, computer and information science, and business, giving students a comprehensive understanding of new media, its history and development, as well as its social and psychological effects.

For more information

Visit the professional studies in new media program webpage.

Students majoring in professional studies in new media must complete 10 courses:

CourseTitleCredits
Required Courses
DTEM 2421DIGITAL PRODUCTION FOR NEW MEDIA4
PSNM 2000PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATIONS IN NEW MEDIA3
PSNM 2001BUSINESS AND PRACTICE OF NEW MEDIA3
PSNM 2350PROGRAMMING FOR THE WEB4
Ethics Requirement
Select one of the following:4
CYBERSPACE: ISSUES AND ETHICS
MINDS, MACHINES, AND SOCIETY
DIGITAL MEDIA AND PUBLIC RESPONSIBILITY
Electives
Select five of the following (under advisement):
INFORMATION AND DATA MANAGEMENT
DIGITAL VIDEO AND MULTIMEDIA 1
DATA MINING 2
DIGITAL VIDEO PRODUCTION I
DIGITAL VIDEO PRODUCTION I
DIGITAL AUDIO PRODUCTION
SOCIAL HISTORY OF COMMUNICATION AND TECHNOLOGY
WRITING FOR ONLINE MEDIA
DIGITAL MEDIA AND PUBLIC RESPONSIBILITY
ONLINE JOURNALISM
PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
THEORIES OF LEADERSHIP
ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR, CHANGE, AND LEADERSHIP
SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS
NEW MEDIA INTERNSHIP
SPECIAL PROJECT IN DIGITAL DESIGN
INDEPENDENT RESEARCH IN NEW MEDIA
SPECIAL TOPICS IN NEW MEDIA
1

Prerequisite CISC 2350 INFORMATION AND WEB PROGRAMMING.

2

Prerequisite CISC 2500 INFORMATION AND DATA MANAGEMENT.

Availability

The major in professional studies in new media is available Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies at the Westchester campus. 

Professional and Continuing Studies students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the PCS Core Curriculum.