Bachelor of Arts with Major in Communication

Required 120 credits (36 of which must be numbered 300 or above, and 30 of which must be from UND) including:

I. Essential Studies Requirements (see University Essential Studies listing.)

II. Major Requirements

Required minimum of 33 credits.  A grade point average of 2.2 is required on all Communication courses, and a C or better in each course used for the 33-credit major.

Major Course Requirements

12 credits required

COMM 102Introduction to Communication3
COMM 110Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
COMM 200Writing for New and Traditional Media3
COMM 410Senior Capstone in Communication (junior or senior status required)3
Total Credits12


3 credits required. Only 9 credits from these courses can be counted toward the 33-credit major. No more than 12 credits can be counted toward the 120 credits required for the degree.

COMM 294Individual Research1-4
COMM 394Readings/Projects in Communication (Consent of Instructor)3-6
COMM 493Instructional Experiences in Communication2
COMM 494Advanced Individual Research1-4
COMM 497Internship1-3

Electives: Students must complete an additional 18 credits of COMM coursework. Note: Some courses may have prerequisites; check individual course descriptions. A total of 3 credits of upper-division (i.e., 300- or 400-level) coursework in PSYC can be applied to this 18-credit requirement.


Undergraduate students in the Communication Program at UND may choose to acquire an International/Intercultural Communication specialization.

In order to achieve this written designation on their undergraduate transcript, students in Communication must earn the following additional credits:

Level IV Foreign Language Proficiency
LANG 101First Year Foreign Language I4
LANG 102First Year Foreign Language II4
LANG 201Second Year Foreign Language I4
LANG 202Second Year Foreign Language II4
Study Abroad Experience
Choose one of the following:
LANG 318Individual Arranged Study Abroad1-12
LANG 319University Sponsored Study Abroad1-12
Complete the Following Communication Courses
COMM 310Media and Diversity3
COMM 402Intercultural/International Communication3
COMM 497Internship1-3

Scholarship funding will be made available by the Communication Program on a competitive basis for students in this specialization, to assist with study abroad expenses.