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Explore our Communication Program

Effective communication is perhaps the most important of all life skills, and in the workforce, it’s imperative. Are you an effective communicator? We have the path to guide you in exploring how we share on social media, how we understand and translate messages, and how we represent ourselves and others in the public eye. This is the place where you will work closely with engaging professors and peers to transmit and receive messages in concise, effective and transformative ways. Communication is much like storytelling - your best story starts here.

Communication is a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.

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Major in the making of you

Student Feature: Leah & Hannah Macias

Meet Leah & Hannah Macias, communication majors and golden eagle athletes from West Covina, CA. The small class sizes and close knit student body made UMN Crookston the perfect fit for the Macias twins.

Career Options

Corporate Communication, Editing, Event Planning, Health Management, Marketing, Media Relations, Politics, Public Relations, Public Affairs and Information, Publication Design, Sports Information, Social Media Management, and Website Design

I'm going to reach the world someday

The University of Minnesota Crookston provides on campus and online programs in Communication, English and Marketing. It’s real, hands-on and will get you ready for anything.

Emphasis Areas

  • Social Media
  • Communication Studies
  • Organizational Communication/Public Relations

Learn more about our Communication minor.




  • Strengthen and develop the writing, presentation, and interpersonal skills you will use every day to communicate effectively with co-workers, clients, and the public.

  • Create portfolio-building materials in the classroom to use in the real world.

  • Develop strong communication skills desired by employers. 

  • Find or even create jobs in almost any field and in all sectors of the economy and across multiple levels of organizations.


At the U of M Crookston, you won’t spend all your time behind a desk. Our curriculum is designed around experiential learning, which means we want you to have as much hands-on learning as possible. Depending on your major, you’ll find opportunities to be in the field, the lab, the classroom, or engaging in simulated scenarios that give you a competitive edge when you enter the workforce or head to grad school. You’ll learn the concepts and then actively apply them through projects, field trips, site visits, internships, and interactions with professionals in the field.

Meet your future professors

  • Megan Bell

    Associate Professor
  • Mark Huglen PhD

    Accreditation Liaison Officer
  • Megan Pederson

    Teaching Specialist
  • Jacob Bell

    Teaching Specialist

Student Stories

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    An interview with Eleora DeMuth, agricultural education and communication double major on why UMN Crookston was her #1 choice.
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    Emily Gruber
    From the moment I stepped foot on campus, I thought the University of Minnesota Crookston would be a perfect place to call home. And I was right. Read more about Emily Gruber's story.
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    Ethan Johnson
    Ethan Johnson started thinking about law school. He took the entrance exam and applied for gap year employment. Johnson, a double major in business management and communication, always thinks ahead.
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    Daija Williams
    Daija Williams never imagined herself going out of the country let alone two countries, but a study abroad trip changed all that and she’s glad it did.
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    Maggie Mills
    After taking a public speaking class her freshman year, Maggie Mills realized that communication was a study she had developed a strong passion for and decided to add communication as a second major.