#1 Best Online Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Marketing
Bellevue College’s BAS Digital Marketing is rated #1 Best Online Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Marketing for 2020 by College Consensus. Bellevue College’s Digital Maketing BAS ranked #1 for reputation, graduation success rate, and cost effectiveness. See why our rigorous degree program is ranked top in the nation.
Advising Day – Winter 2021
Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 10 am-6 pm via Zoom/phone
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All students are welcome to attend. Ask questions and get academic advising in your degree of interest. This virtual event is open to all current and prospective students interested in learning more about Bachelor of Applied Science degrees offered in the Institute for Business and Information Technology at Bellevue College.
Visit the Advising Day Webpage to explore degree programs and schedule an advising session.
Bachelor of Applied Science in Digital Marketing
In this innovative and rigorous degree program, students will develop hands-on digital marketing skills through a mix of in-person and online courses. Students are challenged to develop and implement marketing strategies that leverage emerging digital marketing platforms. Graduates of the program will be equipped to both lead as marketing executives and excel in critical digital marketing roles.
New degree requirements went into effect Fall 2020. If you are working on prerequisites to the BAS Digital Marketing degree, please check in with your program manager.
Local employers are looking for qualified graduates who understand digital marketing platforms and can solve business problems with critical thinking skills. If you are interested in learning digital marketing skills and finding employment opportunities in a high-demand industry, you should consider the Digital Marketing Bachelor of Applied Science degree at Bellevue College.
What is Digital Marketing?
The internet has led to an evolution of new digital marketing platforms such as commerce-enabled web sites, search, display, social media, online video, and mobile marketing. Digital marketing platforms are popular with companies because they provide accountability. Tight budgets require that all money spent leads to results. In the past, most companies and brands would spend the bulk of their marketing budgets on traditional advertising such as TV commercials, billboards, and magazine ads. These were effective at getting branded messages in front of many consumers, but not so great at getting people to take actionable next steps.
Students in the Bachelor of Applied Science in Digital Marketing learn the most in-demand marketing skills, and are presented with multiple opportunities to apply that knowledge. The curriculum focuses on tools in social media, search, display, online video, mobile, web design, CRM systems, and web analytics, which are key building blocks for executing complex, digital-centric marketing plans. The degree program also covers traditional marketing channels so that graduates are well-equipped to seek employment across a full spectrum of marketing disciplines. Courses focus on how strategy underlies effective marketing, connecting promotional efforts to the larger business objectives.
We provide class offerings that fit your busy schedule, and many students choose to work while in the program. Classes are offered through a hybrid format (mix of on-campus and online learning) and online learning. The degree can be completed fully online with careful planning with your Program Manager.
We emphasize applied learning and real-world application of marketing concepts. Marketing classes are focused on the top skills you need to succeed in a digital marketing career.
Bellevue College has the only bachelor degree in Digital Marketing in the state of Washington. Our faculty have extensive marketing career experience and teach emerging digital marketing concepts.
BAS Program Prerequisites & Eligibility
Current BAS Students: please contact the Program Manager to discuss your degree year requirements.
For students admitted to the BAS program in Fall 2020 or later, review current prerequisites and program eligibility here:
- If you are working on prerequisites to the BAS Digital Marketing degree, please check in with the Program Manager about possible changes to 2021-22 degree requirements.
- Transfer coursework from other colleges may be considered to satisfy prerequisite and degree requirements. Contact our Program Manager for transfer questions.
- Admission to the BAS program is competitive. Meeting the minimum program eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.
- If you wish to apply but have not completed all of the prerequisites, please contact our Program Manager.
How to Apply
Step 1: Apply for General Admission to Bellevue College
New students must apply for General Admission. Please review the Academic Calendar for quarterly application deadlines. Processing time for General Admission is approximately 5-10 business days.
Step 2: Transfer Credit and English/Math Placement (if applicable)
- Transfer Credit: Students with transfer credits must submit official transcripts to the Bellevue College Evaluations Office from all regionally accredited colleges and submit the Transfer Credit Request Form. On the form, select the BAS Digital Marketing degree.
- English/Math Placement: After you apply for admission and create a NetID, you will need to establish Math and English placement. This helps you and your advisors determine what classes you can take. If you have already completed college-level English or MATH&107 or higher, you do not need to do this step.
Step 3: Complete prerequisite courses
Complete the prerequisite course requirements for admission to the BAS Digital Marketing program. For advising questions, contact our Program Manager.
Step 4: Apply for BAS admission
Once you have completed the prerequisite requirements, you are eligible to apply for admission to the BAS program. Admission is competitive. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission, as the number of qualified applicants may exceed the number of available enrollment spaces.
BAS applications are reviewed on a rolling basis for Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters. Complete this step at least 2 weeks before the start of the quarter. If you have transfer credits, your BAS application will be reviewed with unofficial transcripts, but your acceptance will not be determined until official transcripts have been received and formally evaluated by the Evaluations Office.
Please have the following items ready for submission with your application:
- Unofficial transcripts from all regionally accredited colleges attended demonstrating completion of the prerequisite courses.
- Application payment will be accepted at the time of completion. Please have your form of payment prior to beginning the application. The application fee for iBIT BAS programs is $75.
After you submit your BAS application, please contact our Program Manager to discuss any questions.
If you are working on prerequisites to the BAS Digital Marketing degree, please check in with your program manager about possible changes to 2021-22 degree requirements.
Review the current degree requirements, program eligibility, learning outcomes here:
Requirements are subject to change. If you are working on prerequisites to the BAS Digital Marketing degree, please check in with your program manager about possible changes to 2021-22 degree requirements. Current and Prospective Students please contact the Program Manager for questions about degree year requirements, including help mapping out your education plan.
Frequently Asked Questions
I am a new to Bellevue College. How do I get started?
New students must apply for General Admission. Visit the Getting Started page here.Once your application is processed, you will receive a welcome email with your SID and information on how to register for classes. You are welcome to contact our Program Manager for questions about education planning, course selection, and program information.
Can I take courses without being admitted to the program?
Yes, students who have not been admitted to the program can register for classes towards the degree if they have satisfied course-level prerequisite requirements.
Can I transfer credits from other colleges or universities?
Yes. Please review the Transfer Credit process for Bellevue College. You may contact the Program Manager to discuss equivalent courses and transfer requirements for the BAS program.
When does the BAS Digital Marketing program admit students?
We admit students in Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters. Please see How to Apply for more information.
Can I apply now even though I am not finished with the prerequisites?
Students are welcome to apply for BAS admission if they are registered for the final admission prerequisites. Any admission decision would be contingent upon successful completion of prerequisites courses with a “C” grade or higher.
Can I apply if I don’t have an associate’s degree?
Yes. Some applicants have completed an associate’s degree or higher, but it is not required. You can find the specific program prerequisites under the “Prerequisites” tab. Contact the Program Manager for more information.
I took college courses over ten years ago. Am I still eligible to apply for the BAS program?
Yes. Credits do not expire for the BAS program.
Can I reapply if I am not accepted into the program?
Yes. You will receive a email with information on additional courses you need to take or other ways to strengthen your application for the next time you apply.
Are there minimum grade requirements for the program?
Yes. You must receive a C or higher in all classes that count towards the BAS degree, including transfer credit. For the specifics on Academic Standing policy, please read the full policy here: https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/ibit/bas-academic-standing.
Is there a required sequence of courses I should take?
Certain courses are required to be taken before others. Our Program Manager will help you develop an educational plan so you gain the most benefit from each course.
Can I complete this program fully online?
Technically, it is possible to complete the program 100% online. However, the timeline to finish the BAS degree fully online may be longer due to the availability of online courses. Our Program Manager can work with you to create an individual education plan.
Can I receive financial aid or scholarships for this program?
Contact the Financial Aid office for more information: https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/fa/.
How much does tuition cost?
Tuition for this state-support degree program follows the general Bellevue College tuition rates. Refer to the Tuition & Fees page: https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/tuition/.
Is the program accredited?
Yes, we are fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). The NWCCU is a regional institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.
I am a state employee. Can I use a state employee waiver to pay for this program?
Yes. This is a state-supported program and is eligible for state employee waivers.
Besides the BAS program, what other degrees and certificates do you offer?
Bellevue College offers an AAS-T and professional certificates in Digital Marketing. Compare degrees by visiting this link.
Where can I find out more about the program?
We are happy to answer any questions you might have about the program! Please feel free to contact us for more information.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for questions about the Digital Marketing program.
Program Manager, BAS Digital Marketing
Marketing Program Chair
Current students can find information and resources below on degree requirements and student support services. Please review the Official Catalog requirements below by year of admission (please check with the Program Manager if you are uncertain about your degree requirements year):
- 2020-2021 Degree Requirements (Fall 2020 admission or later)
- 2019-2020 Degree Requirements (Fall 2019, Winter 20, Spring 20 admission)
- 2018-2019 Degree Requirements (Admission before Fall 2019)
Watch this Video about degree requirements for more information.
- Online Services for Students – Student Central, Evaluations, placement testing, registrar’s forms, clear prerequisites, and more.
- Academic Calendar – review dates and deadlines for course registration, enrollment, tuition payment, and other information by quarter.
- Apply for Graduation – review dates and requirements for graduation.
Last Updated January 22, 2021