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Program Description

The online Pre-Communication major is a pre-program for students interested in the online B.S. in Agricultural Communication, B.S. in Health Communication, B.S. in Advertising and Public Relations (not fully online), or B.S. in Journalism programs. Students interested in one of our online undergraduate communication degrees will need to successfully complete the online Pre-Communication major prior to applying to the communication program of their choice.  The Pre-Communication major consists of 21 credits plus general education credits, as well as additional credits in the communication program chosen.

"I enrolled at NDSU after being out of college for many years. My first semester experience has been very rewarding. I felt welcomed by everyone during my online classes. I would encourage anyone who wants to continue his or her education to enroll in NDSU online classes."

- Crystal, Cook, MN
  COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking


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Sample Plan of Study

Students must complete 21 credits of selected courses with a grade of "B" or above to become a communication major.

Total Credits: 21


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Frequently Asked Questions

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




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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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