Endicott Offers New Internet Studies Major

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Beginning in the Fall of 2011, the Endicott College School of Communication will offer a major in Internet Studies, one of the first available in the country.

Endicott College is proud to announce that beginning in the Fall of 2011, the School of Communication will offer a major in Internet Studies, one of the first available in the country.

Students earning a Bachelor of Science in Internet Studies will learn the ways in which the internet and computer-mediated communications have shifted the way we now live.

Courses in this major prepare students to become professionals who are competitive in a technology-driven market-place, where business and personal relationships are occurring increasingly via electronic communication. Students will take a variety of courses that explore the many ways in which the internet has become embedded in our lives. They will learn, hands on, how social media is changing the nature of our personal and work-related relationships. They will be exposed to the basic underlying theories of how we communicate using the internet, and then focus, in individual courses, on how the internet now affects communication industries, such as journalism and marketing communication.

Opportunities for intense, professional application in Internet Studies will be available through a series of internships, including the semester-long internship and the senior thesis in the final year.    

According to Laurel Hellerstein, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Communication, “Our work lives have truly been transformed through the use of email and other forms of digital communication. Equally, for many members of our society, our social world is shifting online in ways that welcome academic inquiry. The number of people whose social life, both on- and off-line, is dependent on computer-mediated communication is overwhelming.”

For more information, contact Laurel Hellerstein, Ph.D. Dean of the School of Communication at lhellers(at)endicott(dot)edu or 978-232-2153.

About Endicott College:
Located in Beverly, Massachusetts on 231 acres of oceanfront property, Endicott College offers Master and Bachelor degree programs in the professional and liberal arts. Founded in 1939, Endicott provides an education built upon a combination of theory and practice, which is tested through internships and work experience. Studying at the Beverly campus, regionally, and internationally are approximately 2,200 undergraduate and more than 2,400 adult and graduate students. Visit us at http://www.endicott.edu.

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