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Program spotlight: Communication

If a career in communication is your calling, NDSU can put you on the path to success.

The NDSU Department of Communication offers four majors – agricultural communication, journalism, management communication and strategic communication. There’s little wonder that it’s a popular place; home to almost 350 undergraduate majors and minors and about 50 graduate students.

“The department is special because of the tight-knit community of students and faculty, the variety and quality of courses offered and the many opportunities to get hands-on experience within your future career field,” said Jordan Nelson, a senior majoring in strategic communication from Moorhead, Minnesota.

Nelson served as president and vice president of the NDSU chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America, and twice participated in the organization’s Bateman Competition. In the contest, students apply their knowledge and experience to research, create and implement a full public relations campaign for an assigned organization while competing against other universities.

At NDSU, communication students develop writing and speaking skills, critical thinking skills and the ability to relate well with other people in a variety of professional groups. Like other communication students, Nelson found the department’s faculty to be outstanding educators and caring mentors.

“My favorite part about the communication department is the relationships I've made. From my professors to peers to local professionals, I've been supported in all my endeavors and feel inspired to set high goals for myself,” said Nelson, who will be a project manager at a local advertising agency after graduation.

“Because of my experiences within the NDSU Department of Communication, I think critically, creatively and independently; have developed skills that will help me stand-out as a communication professional; and have made lasting relationships with students and faculty.”

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