Our mission is three-fold:
- To be a service area on the undergraduate level to enhance critical thinking relative to creating and interpreting written, oral and visual communication through any medium
- To provide students with the theory and skills necessary for them to enter and progress in professions requiring extensive communication skills
- To provide a graduate program that is flexible (including theory, research and practical experiences) and suitable for individuals entering from an academic or professional orientation
The department is also committed to creating opportunities that benefit its faculty and the state of North Dakota through quality research and service. Faculty development and retention is an ongoing and vital element in the process of maintaining a department of high quality. In turn, members of the department seek to share their knowledge and expertise concerning effective and innovative communication with the professionals and citizens of North Dakota.