Why minor in communication at UND?


Effective communication skills are fundamental to any human endeavor, and they're essential for practically any career. Whether your interests focus on advertising and public relations, social media or another emerging medium, a minor in Communication from UND will set you apart.

You can customize your program with an area of focus such as:

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

Communication Program at UND

  • The UND online communication degree can be 100% online or in a hybrid format.

  • 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

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

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 

Ready to Lead

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