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Professional Communication - Journalism

Learn with Minot State
When you study journalism at Minot State University, you will gain multimedia experience across news platforms. From your first semester, you can write for the Minot State student newspaper, the Red & Green, which runs both print and online editions. Follow your passion by choosing your own beat or taking general assignments. The Red & Green also employs student editors who work to shape the conversation on campus by being the voice of the students.

As a journalism student, you will study ethical approaches to covering news in a deadline driven environment emphasizing the editorial process. The professional communication program at Minot State will diversify your experience within and outside the classroom and combines coursework in:

  • Speech communication
  • Journalism
  • Public relations
  • Production
  • Social media

Career opportunities
Journalists are an important and necessary part of every community. With strong backgrounds in research, writing, and analysis, journalists are employable across industries in a variety of career fields including pursuit of law school.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, news analysts, reporters, and journalists earn a median pay of $55,960 per year.

Offered: On campus

Be inspired . . . earn your professional communications degree

Employment opportunities
Professional communication careers are experiencing a rising job market, with many earning median salaries between $30-127k.

Department faculty practice what they teach and bring those experiences in production, public relations, marketing, advertising, and writing into the classroom.

Hands-on learning
As a professional communication major studying journalism, you will gain experience in the field from your first semester. You will graduate ready to enter the workforce with a resumé and portfolio showcasing your best work through engagement opportunities built into the curriculum and individualized projects that you have directed.

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Minot State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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