Management Communication

Major Requirements

Major: Management Communication

Degree Type: B.A. or B.S.
Minimum Degree Credits to Graduate: 120

University Degree Requirements

  1. Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the curriculum in which one is enrolled.
  2. Earn a minimum total of 120 credits in approved coursework.  Some academic programs exceed this minimum.
  3. Satisfactory completion of the general education requirements as specified by the university.
  4. A minimum institutional GPA of 2.00 based on work taken at NDSU.
  5. At least 30 credits must be NDSU resident credits.  Resident credits include credits registered and paid for at NDSU.
  6. At least 36 credits presented for graduation must be in courses numbered 300 or higher.
  7. Students presenting transfer credit must meet the NDSU residence credits and the minimum upper level credit. Of the 30 credits earned in residence, a minimum of 15 semester credits must be in courses numbered 300 or above, and 15 semester credits must be in the student’s curricula for their declared major.

For complete information, please refer to the Degree and Graduation Requirements section of this Bulletin.

University General Education Requirements

A list of university approved general education courses and administrative policies are available here.

Category C: Communication12
College Composition I
College Composition II
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Upper Division Writing
Category R: Quantitative Reasoning 3
Category S: Science and Technology 10
Category A: Humanities and Fine Arts 6
Category B: Social and Behavioral Sciences 6
Category W: Wellness 2
Category D: Cultural Diversity *†
Category G: Global Perspectives *†
Total Credits39

Courses for category D & G are satisfied by completing D & G designated courses in another general education category.

General education courses may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the major, minor, and program emphases, where applicable. Students should carefully review major requirements to determine if specific courses can also satisfy these general education categories.

Major Requirements

Pre-Communication Requirements
Students must complete the following 18 credits of coursework to be admitted to the major.
ENGL 120College Composition II3
COMM 110Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
COMM 112Understanding Media and Social Change3
COMM 114Human Communication3
COMM 212Interpersonal Communication3
COMM 220Persuasion3
Management Communication Major Requirements
COMM 101Majors and Careers in Communication1
COMM 315Small Group Communication3
COMM 320Communication Research Methods3
COMM 383Organizational Communication I3
COMM 431Communication Ethics and Law3
COMM 483Organizational Communication II3
COMM 496Field Experience3
Select one from the following for upper division writing requirement:3
Business and Professional Writing
Writing in the Technical Professions
Writing and the Creative Process
Writing in the Sciences
Writing in the Health Professions
Writing in the Design Professions
Visual Culture and Language
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Researching and Writing Grants and Proposal
Select 21 credits from the following:21
Intercultural Communication
Business and Professional Speaking
Conflict Communication
Argumentation and Advocacy
Gender and Communication
Digital Media and Society
Issues in Communication
Organizational Advocacy and Issue Management
Risk and Crisis Communication
Organizational Power and Leadership
Psychology Applied to Work
Sociology of Organizations and Work
Total Credits61

Minor Requirements

Minor: Management Communication

Required Credits: 21

COMM 212Interpersonal Communication3
COMM 383Organizational Communication I3
COMM 483Organizational Communication II3
Professional Specialization Electives:12
Business and Professional Speaking
Small Group Communication
Conflict Communication
Argumentation and Advocacy
Gender and Communication
Issues in Communication
Organizational Advocacy and Issue Management
Risk and Crisis Communication
Organizational Power and Leadership
Total Credits21

Minor Requirements and Notes

  • A minimum of 9 credits must be taken at NDSU.