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Professional Communication - Speech Communication

Learn with Minot State
As a student studying speech communication at Minot State University, you will gain valuable experience evaluating evidence and developing written and verbal arguments, delivering professional presentations, composing a variety of written products such as blogs, press releases, and crisis plans, and completing hands-on projects with local organizations.

Specialize your degree
Focus your degree by earning a concentration that aligns with your career goals.

What you will study

  • Group dynamics
  • Community relations
  • Crisis communication
  • Gender communication
  • Advanced public speaking
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Intercultural communication
  • Interpersonal communication

Career outlook
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, media and communication occupations earn a median pay of $52,840 per year. 

Offered: On campus

Be inspired . . . earn your professional communications degree

Employment opportunities
Communication alumni often go on to work in human resources, recruiting, customer relations, project management, public relations, and event planning, among other professions. Communication is also an ideal choice if you are interested in attending graduate school or law school.

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

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

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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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