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Undergraduate Majors and Minors

Communication students major in one of the following courses of study, after completing all of the courses in the pre-communication program (see individual majors for details) with a grade of B or better.

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree must complete two years of foreign language study; students pursuing a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree must complete a minor.


NOTE: This page provides links to the CURRENT forms for each major and minor (Fall 2015). Major and minor requirements for students entering their programs between 2011 and 2014 can be found here.


Agricultural Communication

This course of study is for students who have a strong interest both in agriculture and in communication so they can work as communication specialists for agribusiness.

  • Agricultural Communication program (major and minor requirements)


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

Management Communication

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

New Media & Web Design

This major and minor is designed to include not only instruction to develop skills associated with preparing content, designing, and coding web sites; but also the examination of larger issues, such as how digital media pervades all levels of society.

Strategic Communication

A major or minor in strategic communication prepares students to conduct research and design messages in order to communicate effectively with various publics.  After completing the core courses in the major or minor, students can specialize in advertising, health communication, or public relations.

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Department of Communication
Phone: (701) 231-7705 • Fax: (701) 231-7784
Physical Address: Minard 338 • N. University Dr. & Centennial Blvd. • Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing Address: Department #2310 • P.O. Box 6050 • Fargo, ND 58108

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