Loyola University Chicago

Loyola Online

New Media Communication

This 3-course certificate will provide students with a foundation in communication and marketing principles, with an emphasis on social media and new digital media principles and tools. It is designed to introduce students to the principles and tools of communicating in the digital space. It includes coursework in communication theory and history, communication literacy, digital media production, digital media ethics, social media communication, online content production, and social media literacy.

Students can begin this program without a prior background in digital PR or social media communications and finish with valuable skills and knowledge that can be applied to their current job or towards career advancement. It can be taken as a stand-alone certificate or in partnership with an SCPS degree. Students can start the program in January each year.

The US Department of Education requires any institution offering distance education/online programs to students outside of its home state to acquire authorization from the states in which students reside. Regulations vary from state to state. While Loyola University Chicago is authorized, exempt or pursuing authorization in most states, some restrictions apply. Please see our State Authorization page for the most up-to-date information.

Loyola University Chicago is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.