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Management Communication

Management communication is a 45-credit major offered by the Department of Communication. This course of study includes organizational communication, risk and crisis communication, the communication principles involved in business, and how to manage problems when they occur.

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The Program

Students interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree offered by the Department of Communication must first complete all courses and requirements associated with the pre-communication preparation designation. Once all pre-communication preparation courses and requirements are met, the student completes and submits the transition form, available on the department’s Blackboard site, to the department’s academic advisor. After verification of accuracy, the student is accepted into the professional program and can continue pursuing a degree in the Department of Communication.

Pre-Communication Preparation

Students must complete 19 credits of selected courses with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher to become a management communication major. The courses are COMM 110; COMM 112; COMM 114; COMM 189; COMM 212; COMM 214; and ENGL 120. Pre-communication preparation courses may be retaken only once.

Management Communication Major

Students majoring in management communication may earn a Bachelor of Science degree (includes an approved minor) or a Bachelor of Arts degree (includes a modern language proficiency) upon completion of all pre-communication preparation courses and major requirements. A major in management communication trains students to be effective managers and leaders in corporate environments.

Career Opportunities

Course work in the management communication major prepares students for careers in corporate training, consulting, human resource administration and organizational communication. The course work emphasizes written and oral communication skills and prepares students to communicate in meaningful and effective ways.

Management Communication Minor

Other majors offered at North Dakota State University can be greatly enhanced by a management communication minor. The 21credit minor includes a nine-credit core and 12 credits of communication professional specialization.

Internship Program

Internships offer practical experience for management communication students. Students must propose an internship, gain approval from the departmental internship coordinator, have an onsite evaluation, and report on the internship experience. Internships are taken for credit, and a student may have more than one. Internships often lead to jobs.

Scholarships

The Department of Communication awards a number of scholarships to juniors and seniors who excel in academics and who have demonstrated career potential and commitment. Applications are available in March for awards in May. Visit the department website for information.

Extra-Curricular Activities

NDSU has two honoraries for top students majoring in a degree program offered by the Department of Communication. Pi Kappa Delta is a national honor fraternity for students involved in human communication activities. Lambda Pi Eta is a national honorary for communication majors with high grades.

High School Preparation

A well-rounded high school education with some experiences in high school music, forensics, theatre, journalism, FFA and scouting often serves as good preparation for a major in the Department of Communication. Students with interests in science and art, business and service, and publicity and promotion will find a major in this department very compatible.

The Faculty

Faculty members in the Department of Communication are committed teachers, researchers, scholars and practitioners. Ph.D.level faculty earned doctorates at Universities of Cambridge (UK), Illinois, Kansas, Southern California, Southern Illinois, Tennessee, and Utah; and North Dakota State, Michigan State, and Pennsylvania State.

Management Communication Plan of Study

Please note this is a sample plan of study; actual student schedules will vary depending on start year, individual goals, applicable transfer credit, and course availability. Students are encouraged to work with their academic advisor on a regular basis to review degree progress and customize their own plan of study.

First Year

Fall

Credits

Spring

Credits

COMM 112 Understanding Media and Social Change

3

COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3

COMM 114 Human Communication

3

COMM 216 Intercultural Communication

3

COMM 189 Skills for Academic Success

1

ENGL 120 College Composition II

3

ENGL 110 College Comp I (or placement into ENGL 120)

4

Gen Ed Global Perspectives

3

Gen Ed Humanities & Fine Arts

3

Gen Ed Science & Technology

3

Gen Ed Quantitative Reasoning

3

Gen Ed Science & Technology Lab

1

Gen Ed Wellness

2

 

 

19

 

16

Second Year

Fall

Credits

Spring

Credits

COMM 212 Interpersonal Communication

3

COMM 315 Small Group Communication

3

COMM 220 Persuasion

3

COMM 320 Communication Research Methods

3

Minor Coursework

3

Major Elective

3

Gen Ed Humanities & Fine Arts

3

Minor Coursework

3

Gen Ed Science & Technology

3

Gen Ed Science & Technology

3

 

15

 

15

Third Year

Fall

Credits

Spring

Credits

COMM 383 Organizational Communication I

3

COMM 496 Field Experience

3

Major Elective

3

Major Elective

3

Minor Coursework

3

Minor Coursework

6

AHSS Requirement

3

AHSS Requirement

3

Gen Ed Upper Division Writing

3

 

 

15

 

15

Fourth Year

Fall

Credits

Spring

Credits

COMM 431 Communication Ethics and Law

3

COMM 483 Organizational Communication II

3

Major Elective

3

Major Elective

3

Major Elective

3

Major Elective

3

Minor Coursework

3

Minor Coursework

3

Additional Coursework or Internship

3

 

 

15

 

12

Total Credits: 122

View NDSU equivalencies of transfer courses at: www.ndsu.edu/transfer/equivalencies

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Contact Information

Department of Communication
North Dakota State University
Minard Hall 338
Dept #2310, PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050

Tel: (701) 231-7705 / Fax: (701) 231-7784
Email: Stephenson.Beck@ndsu.edu
Web: www.ndsu.edu/communication

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