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Department of Communication

www.ndsu.edu/communication

The Department of Communication provides undergraduate majors and minors in Agricultural Communication, Health Communication, Journalism, Management Communication, Public Relations & Advertising, and New Media & Web Design.

Pre-Communication Preparation

Students interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree offered by the Department of Communication are enrolled as pre-professional majors and must first complete all courses and requirements associated with the Pre-Communication preparation designation. Once all Pre-Communication preparation courses and requirements are met, the student is accepted into the professional program and may continue pursuing a degree in the Department of Communication.

Agricultural Communication

A major or minor in Agricultural Communication combines the resources and expertise of two units, communication and agriculture, to produce trained communicators who can explain science, technologies, and complex agricultural issues to diverse audiences.

The curricular structure of the Agricultural Communication program is listed below for students entering the program. Students must complete an applied capstone course.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS : MINOR REQUIREMENTS

Health Communication

A major or minor in Health Communication is an applied program of study aimed at providing both practitioners and future civic leaders with the knowledge they need to improve health services and public health.

The curricular structure of the Health Communication program is listed below for students entering the program. Students must complete an applied capstone course.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS : MINOR REQUIREMENTS

Journalism

A major or minor in Journalism is designed to help students know how to use public print and/or broadcast communication media.

The curricular structure of the Journalism program is listed below for students entering the program. The major consists of two tracks: Print and Broadcasting. Each track has separate requirements and students must choose one track. Students must complete an applied capstone course.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS : MINOR REQUIREMENTS

Management Communication

A major or minor in Management Communication is designed to train students to be effective managers and leaders in corporate environments.

The curricular structure of the Management Communication program is listed below for students entering the program. Students must complete an applied capstone course.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS : MINOR REQUIREMENTS

New Media and Web Design

The New Media and Web Design major and minor are interdisciplinary programs of study offered through the Department of Communication.

This major is designed to include not only instruction to develop skills associated with preparing content, designing, and coding Internet web sites; but also the examination of larger issues, such as how digital media pervades all levels of society influencing journalism, communication studies, ethics, law, art, socialization, war, global culture, and other aspects of culture and society.

The curricular structure of the New Media and Web Design program is listed below for students entering the program. Students must complete an applied capstone course.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS : MINOR REQUIREMENTS

Public Relations and Advertising

A major or minor in public relations and advertising is designed to prepare students to enter these professional fields.

The curricular structure of the Public Relations and Advertising program is listed below for students entering the program. Students will select one of two tracks: a Public Relations track will orient students to the principles and practices of public relations as both a practice and field of study. The second track, Advertising, will introduce students to the principles and practices of advertising. Students must complete an applied capstone course.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS : MINOR REQUIREMENTS

Experiential On-Campus Opportunities

The department oversees several on-campus communication-related opportunities for students: KDSU 91.9 FM is an affiliate of North Dakota Public Radio with internships available for qualified students; Thunder Radio is NDSU’s student-run radio station; and the Spectrum is a student-run newspaper published twice weekly throughout the academic year where students may receive credit or salary. In addition, departmental academic organizations include Public Relations Student Society of America, Bison Information Network, Advertising Club, KNDS-96.9, Lambda Pi Eta, Lincoln Speech and Debate Society, and Pi Kappa Delta. For more information, visit the Department of Communication web site at www.ndsu.edu/communication.


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NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
Undergraduate Bulletin
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7981 / Toll Free: +1 (800) 608-6378 / Fax: (701) 231-8959
Campus address: Ceres Hall 110
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Last Updated: Friday, August 16, 2013 2:07:11 PM