DS Certificate

The Digital Studies Certificate allows undergraduates to develop competencies at the intersection of digital media and various disciplines in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Learning Goals

Students in the certificate program will learn to:

  • Integrate digital media as tools for both research and publication.
  • Examine the cultural, social, ethical, or theoretical implicaitons of new media technologies
  • Use digital technologies to solve problems in a range of disciplines and situations
  • Develop multimedia composition skills


#Fall 2016 Digital Studies Courses

Previous course offerings:
Spring 2016 Courses
Spring 2015 Courses
Fall 2015 Courses

Certificate Requirements

The certificate will be awarded upon completion of the following:

  1. A minimum of four courses (12 credits) designated as fulfilling the criteria for the Digital Studies Certificate. DH Courses will:
    1. Integrate digital media as tools for research and dissemination in traditional scholarship
    2. Examine cultural, social, ethical, or theoretical implications of new media technologies
    3. Apply digital technologies to practical applications involving problem-based learning
    4. Develop knowledge and skills in new media and multimedia composition
  2. Introduction to Digital Studies (3 credits). This course provides an introduction to both theory and tools of digital studies.
  3. At least one course (3 credits) must emphasize digital media skills.
  4. Digital Studies Capstone Seminar (3 credits). Students will complete a digital studies project supervised by the seminar professor and one additional faculty member with expertise in the student’s areas of interest.
  5. No more than 6 credits can count for the Certificate and the student’s major.