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Online Journalism & Social Media Concentration

Note: This degree is offered only through on-campus classes. If you are looking for online classes, please look at the online portion of our website.
Learn how to apply your diverse interests to manage communications among a multitude of professional and personal interactions. Our program gives you a solid understanding of the communication discipline and its relevance to your life – all to help you prepare for further education or your career.

  • Small class sizes
  • Instructional emphasis placed on theory, as well as technology and practical skills
  • Opportunity to present research at the University of Jamestown Research Symposium and the Red River Student Communication Conference

Concentrations are available: Online Journalism & Social Media, Human Resources & Organizational Communication, Interpersonal Communication and Sports Communication.

Gain real-life experience – all before you graduate.


Obtain work experience and make informed career choices through supervised internships of a semester or more in length.

Student Media Center

Develop skills in the latest digital media platforms. Our Student Media Center features:

  • Personal portfolio development for job searches and freelance reputation
  • The Collegian, our online media hub of news articles, feature stories, and podcasts
  • Internship opportunities in writing, film, web development and management, sales and advertising, editing, and photography

Employment Options
  • Editor
  • Copy Writer
  • Radio & TV Producer
  • Event/Convention Planner
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Public Relations Specialist



in scholarships annually



Title (credits)
Comm 101 Introduction to Communication Studies (3)
Comm 112 Mass Media and Society (3)
Comm 228 Online Journalism and Social Media (3)
CS 232 Digital Design & Typography (3)
Comm 250 Academic Research and Writing (3)
CS 251 Graphics Development (3)
Comm 301 Communication Theory (3)
Comm 312 Writing in the Professions (3)
Comm 314 Publicity and Public Relations (3)
CS 317 Digital Audio and Visual Development (3)
Comm 318 Computer Mediated Communications (3)


Title (credits)
CS 341 Web Development (3)
Comm 370 Diversity Communications (3)

Plus two of the following
Comm 220 Interpersonal Communication (3)
Comm 320 Organizational Communication (3)
Comm 338 Photojournalism (3)
EE 350 Internship in Communication (3)
Comm 360 Nonverbal Communication (3)
Comm 402 International Communication (3)
Busn 430 Advertising (3)

Total Semester Credits Required: 45

Liz Hunt
Liz Hunt, PhD
Department Chair
Director of Character in Leadership, Department of Religion and Philosophy, Chair of the Communication Department
701-252-3467 ext. 5598
Committed to helping you succeed — both in and out of the classroom.

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