Do you want to be a great storyteller? A degree in Communication can support careers in everything from social media, public relations, advertising, sports communication to the arts
Our top-ranked Bachelor of Arts with a major in Communication gets you a career central to any job market. You'll gain the teamwork, oral and written communications, and analytical skills employers look for when hiring.
- Program type:
- On Campus or Online
- Est. time to complete:
- 4 years
- Credit hours:
- 120 (major); 21 (minor)
Customized Bachelor's in Communication Degree
On-Campus or Online Communications Degree
Our department is located in O’Kelly hall at the heart of the campus, featuring several interactive classrooms, podcasting studios, VR headsets and other digital tools.
Gain intercultural experience by studying abroad or earning a specialization in international communication.
Let our team of academic advisors help you plan your major. You'll also have access to personalized Degree Map software to keep you on track to graduate in four years.
We're proud to graduate students who can use various media to communicate persuasively to specific audiences.
Communicate with classmates through digital tools, sharing ideas and presenting information.
All Communication majors must fulfill an internship. We partner with many agencies, broadcast companies and advertising firms to ensure you get a quality work experience.
What can I do with a bachelor's degree in Communication?
Communications Degree Courses
Flexible Communications Degree Online
Earning your bachelor's degree in Communication 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 have two flexible and fully accredited options to pursue your online Communications degree. Both options are offered in an asynchronous format.
- Self-Paced Enroll Anytime Online Communication Courses: UND's enroll anytime courses are offered online and are open for enrollment any day of the year. These courses are self-paced, so you can work at your own pace and have 3 to 9 months to complete the course. Courses are not eligible for financial aid.
- Semester Based Online Communication Courses: Take online courses that follow the standard University semester schedule. You'll interact in a virtual classroom with your instructor and other students. Courses qualify for financial aid.
With asynchronous classes, you do not attend class at a set time. If you need to balance work, family, and other commitments, this flexible format allows you to learn anywhere at any time.
Depending on your instructor, you’ll learn online through:
- Lesson modules
- Streaming video content
- Virtual libraries
- Posted lectures
- Online simulations
There will be times when you interact with your instructor and classmates through online discussion boards, polls, and chat rooms.
Your learning revolves around materials that can be accessed on your own time within a set time frame. However, this is not a self-paced course. You’ll have structure and deadlines.
As an online student, you'll gain valuable practical experiences in career settings through internships. These experiences allow you to apply the knowledge you've gained through coursework to professional situation. You may complete internships at locations as close to your home community as possible.
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What can you expect from UND's online Communications degree?
A Communication degree equips you with strategic communication skills applicable to various careers, including advertising, public relations, digital reporting and broadcasting, social media, fundraising, video production, and science and health communication.
Certainly. UND offers a fully-online Communication major with two accredited and flexible options: a self-paced format for greater autonomy and a semester-based program aligned with the University's standard academic calendar.
A Communication degree typically takes around four years to complete, following a standard undergraduate program duration.
Yes, Communication graduates are in high demand. Overall employment in media and communication occupations is projected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations from 2022 to 2032, with approximately 114,300 new job openings per year, indicating a robust demand for professionals in this field.
Yes, individuals with a Communication degree can earn a substantial income. For instance, the median annual wage for advertising and promotions managers is $127,830, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). However, earnings can vary based on the specific role pursued in communication.
The UND Communication degree stands out as the largest, most respected, and most flexible program in North Dakota. What distinguishes it is the opportunity for students to customize their major with a focus on areas, including:
- Strategic communication
- Public relations
- Sports communication
- Social media strategy
- Digital journalism and media production
- Health communication
Additionally, UND offers a minor in Communication, an online professional master's program, and an academic M.A./Ph.D. program, which is a unique option for undergraduate students to apply directly to the Ph.D. program to earn their master's and Ph.D. simultaneously.
Yes, Communication degrees are worthwhile due to their versatility and applicability across diverse industries. Graduates with strong communication skills are in high demand, opening up opportunities in various fields, making the degree valuable for those pursuing careers not just in media, advertising, and public relations industries, but also in marketing, science, and healthcare.