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Preparation + opportunity = success

That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

Majors & Degrees

English: English for New Media (BS)

Become a media master

Are you obsessed with the news? Spend a lot of time on social media feeds? Love to blog? Then English for New Media could be the right fit for you. Twenty-four-seven availability of content whether it’s on a news site or streaming to your phone continues to expand with more options for the consumer than ever. Traditional media and social phenomena' success are now tied to how global audiences respond.

Lucas Klett, English for New Media Major

Opportunities outside the classroom

Looking for English-related activities outside the classroom? DSU has options for you to further develop your professional skills. Here are a few available to you:

  • Trojan Times (DSU’s print and online newspaper)
  • English Club/Sigma Tau Delta – The honors English society on campus
  • KDSU – DSU’s online radio station

Potential careers

As an English for New Media degree holder, you will be prepared to begin a career in the constantly evolving world of media. Learn the latest technology and digital media skills to thrive in positions like web writer, social media manager, publications specialist, and multimedia producer.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the BS degree in English: English for New Media, students will:

  • Analyze and critically respond to a variety of texts, including both traditional, and literary print texts and new media texts, such as interactive texts, film, and still images.
  • Identify or formulate an appropriate rhetorical framework to communicate effectively for the purpose and audience.
  • Be able to create digital, textual, and visual materials illustrating design skills, social media awareness, and rhetorical strategies for online publishing.
  • Be comfortable working in a variety of media (traditional documents, web-based texts and content, video, audio, and more.


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