Why major in communication?

Application Deadlines
Aug. 16
Dec. 15
May 1

Flexible On-Campus and Online Program

Earning your undergraduate communication degree has never been easier.

  • Our 100% online communication degree program can be completed at any hour of the day (or night). You never have to come to campus.
  • You also have the option to complete the degree through self-paced, enroll anytime online courses. This allows you to pick up and complete online classes on a schedule that works for you. You do not have to follow an academic calendar.

Customized Communications Degree

At UND, you can customize your major in Communication with an area of focus to set you apart.

  • Strategic Communication
  • Digital Journalism
  • Advertising
  • Public Relations
  • Social Media Strategy
  • Digital Analytics

UND also offers a Minor in Communication and Ph.D. in Communication along with a number of online undergraduate certificates focusing on:

Communication Program at UND

  • Our on-campus facilities feature the UND Digital Communication (or DigiComm) lab. It's an innovative space, that allows for flexible classroom shapes. There's a podcasting studio, VR headsets and other digital tools.

  • Gain intercultural experience by studying abroad or earning a specialization in international communication.

  • Intern at a news agency, broadcast company, advertising firm or beyond.

  • Integrate media and content to communicate persuasively to specific audiences.

  • Communicate with classmates through digital tools, sharing ideas and presenting information.

  • All Communication majors must fulfill an experiential requirement. Most do so through internship.

Communication Careers


UND Communication graduates employed or pursuing graduate degrees


Average annual salary for UND Communication graduates

When You Major in Communication

A Communication degree gives you the strategic communication skills you need for just about any career, including:

  • Advertising
  • Public relations
  • Brand management
  • Print and digital journalism
  • Broadcasting
  • Social media
  • Fundraising
  • Politics
  • Video production

UND Communication Major Alumni

Let UND's Career Services help you find a job. Communication alumni from the University of North Dakota have gone on to a variety of successful careers, including:

  • Social Media Manager of the National Hockey League
  • Print and broadcast journalists across the United States
  • Press secretary for the U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Founders of public relations and advertising firms

Communication Courses You Could Take

Students in DigiCom Lab

Top Online Communication Program in the Nation

UND is regarded as one of the top online institutions in the nation for communication. We rank among the best for educational quality, affordability, and career outcomes.

Best Online Communications Degree by Intelligent
Best Online Bachelors by Best Colleges
Best Online Colleges by GradReport

Ready to Lead

Marcus Vivier transferred to UND to find his passion - Communication.

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