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B.S. in Health Communication


Program Description

Sample plan of study

Frequently asked questions

Admission requirements

Tuition & Fees

Contact information



Program Description

The online B.S. in Health Communication degree program is designed for students who want to work with health campaigns.  Health communication is an applied degree designed to prepare practitioners and future civic leaders with the knowledge necessary to strengthen programs and policies in the public health environment.

Course work in the health communication major prepares students for careers in hospital administration, health care promotion and assessment, media relations and non-profit service administration, corporate and community fitness programs, and recovery programs. The course work emphasizes written and oral communication skills and prepares students to communicate in meaningful and effective ways. This program of study is also beneficial for students in health-related fields like nursing and pharmacy or for students who want to work in health-service operations like nursing homes and hospitals.


View Health Communication Fact Sheet


If you are interested in a complementary graduate program, consider our online M.S. in Speech Communication or online M.S. in Mass Communication.

"I love the online class and its convenience for me! I learned a lot about Health Communication and would have even thought about switching my major or minoring in it after taking this course!"

- Moriah, Grand Forks, ND
  COMM 380, Health Communication


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Sample Plan of Study

Pre-communication Courses:
Students must complete the pre-communication program with a grade of "B" or above to become a health communication major.


Required Core Courses:

Professional Specialization Courses:

Additional Courses:

Total Credits: 122 minimum


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Frequently Asked Questions

F.A.Q.s will be added at a later date.


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New Undergraduate Admission
Transfer Student Undergraduate Admission
View Getting Started Guide


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Contact Information

NDSU Department of Communication
Phone: 701-231-9770
Email: Stephenson.B.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Web: www.ndsu.edu/communication/

NDSU Office of Admission
Phone: 1-800-488-6378
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Web: www.ndsu.edu/admission/


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