Today’s world demands professionals who can communicate clearly and work effectively with others. At MSU Moorhead, you'll learn to evaluate messages and make decisions based on what is seen and heard, with a heavy focus on development of interpersonal, group and team communication. MSUM's Communication Studies major will help you perfect these skills and find success in your career, community and personal relationships.
With two unique emphases, you’re able to focus your studies on the area of communication that interests you most.
Experienced, engaged professors teach from personal practice in the field and are actively engaged in service in their community and research in their field.
Experiential learning through applied projects in your classes enables you to become connected in the Fargo-Moorhead community through service, research and events.
A small student-to-faculty ratio means you’ll get to know your professors on a first-name basis. They’ll become just as invested in your future as you are.
Communication Studies Student Success Stories
Communications grad enjoys early career success
Katie Merrick is using her experience and skills gained from her communication studies degree to aid her in her work for the Fargo Force.
The voice of a community
Amy Iler earned her BS in communication studies at MSUM in 2006 and continues to give a voice to those in the F/M area as a radio host for KFGO.
Jeff Baenen: A Storied Career
During his 42-year career with The Associated Press, Jeff Baenen covered everything from famous musicians to scandals and politics. He credits much of his success to the education he received at Minnesota State University Moorhead, and is now helping the next generation of journalists by starting a scholarship of his own.
Immerse yourself in the field of Communication Studies prior to graduation. Job shadow, find an internship, join a student organization, and more.
Learn about all the Communication Studies program opportunities
MSUM’s communication studies has roots in humanities and social sciences. You will be prepared for a successful career in a variety of industries including: healthcare, business, nonprofits, helping professions, sales, technology and media. Here is just a sample of communication studies careers that are predicted to have job growth in the next 10 years.
Communication Studies Related Careers
|Career||Job Growth (2021-2031)||Median Pay|
|Community Affairs Coordinator||12%||$74,000|