Undergraduate Majors & Minors

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Why choose a major in the Department of Communication?

More time to explore your interests

The foundational courses are the same for all four majors, making it possible to switch between our programs without extending your graduation timeline.

Our Introduction to COMM seminar

This course is designed to help you learn more about possible careers, meet others in your major, and navigate the program with your professional goals in mind.

Hands-on learning

You'll have multiple opportunities to apply what you are learning through projects and community outreach.

Built-in communities

There are student organizations affiliated with all four of our majors, helping you make connections with other students while gaining valuable experience.

Required internship

We help you obtain professional experience and a stronger sense of your future career prior to graduation.


Agricultural Communication

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Management Communication

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Strategic Communication

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Communication skills are the #1 skill sought by today's employers, helping set you apart as a job candidate and advance in your career. You can enhance almost any major with a minor in the Department of Communication. Our 21-credit minors can be tailored to your individual goals, with three core courses and a variety of professional specialization electives.

Schedule an appointment to explore a major or minor in the Department of Communication via Navigate.


Advertising and Design Certificate


Advertising and Design Certificate | North Dakota State University

NDSU’s interdisciplinary Advertising and Design Certificate allows students to customize their advertising education to meet industry trends by combining individualized course offerings in communication, visual arts, retail, business, and English with two required courses.

Advertising and Design Certificate Curriculum:

Program Notes: Students are required to take at least 6 credits outside of their major if their major is represented in the course offerings; at this time communication students are the only students affected by this requirement.

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