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Discover Communication

The Communication Program provides students with a foundation that is responsive to the needs of the 21st century and prepares them for a career in a wide range of fields, including cultural and civic affairs, government and public administration, health-related services, corporate communication, social media, education, human resources, advertising, marketing, public relations, media and publishing or advanced study in communication, business, political science, journalism, and law.

“I chose communication because of my passion for writing. While studying communications, I have come across many opportunities to develop my writing skills, and have begun laying a path to my future.”

- KC Proctor
Communication Alum


Where Can a Communications Degree Take You?

A degree in communication will launch you into an exciting career path filled with plenty of room for growth. Many graduates decide to pursue careers in:

  • Marketing, advertising and public relations
  • Media and journalism
  • Event or media planning
  • Development and fundraising
  • Social media management
  • Human resources
  • Education
  • Business
  • Brand management
  • Sales

As you can see, your marketable skills mean the career possibilities are vast! The customizable nature of PC’s Communication Program opens the door to a range of options suited to your skills and academic achievements.

Connect, Discover, Collaborate With a Communication Degree in South Dakota

Strong communication skills are the key to success in every area of life. From the workplace to your personal relationships, communication is often ranked as one of the most important life skills you can possess.

PC's Communication Program will provide the foundation you need to write, read, speak and listen in profound and meaningful ways. Students learn how to articulate ideas using a variety of mediums, from traditional routes to cutting-edge technology, as well as discover new depths to the way they listen to and understand others. Most importantly, students learn how communication can be used as a force to create positive change.

In the modern era, communication professionals are a highly valued part of every organization. These roles connect the company to the consumer in industries ranging from health care, to non-profits, to law enforcement, to retail and wellness, and beyond! Now, more than ever, trained professionals in communication help lead the way to improvements in business and our larger culture. Communication professionals contribute in many areas, such as improving customer loyalty, creating ethical social media content, developing marketing strategies, increasing outreach efforts, enhancing education, and highlighting social justice issues.

A Communication degree from Presentation College  will give you the power to use your voice and make a positive difference in your community and beyond!

Why Earn Your Degree at Presentation College?

When you visit our campus or listen to our students' stories, you'll soon begin to understand what sets our community apart. As a Presentation College Saint, you'll discover that your dreams for the future matter to us — really and truly. You're more than a face in the classroom or a number on our student list, you become part of the Saints community.

Our individualized approach to learning takes each unique student's goals, strengths and challenges into consideration. We will listen to your plans for the future, give you all the tools for success, guide you through the rough spots, and celebrate your achievements. That’s what we do here.

Our goal-oriented culture comes to life through our expert faculty. Their years of experience and compassionate care make all the difference, in the classroom and beyond. We offer a strong internship program that gives you opportunities to gain real-world experience as you earn your diploma. Work experience, networking and service-learning are just a few ways you'll be able to set yourself apart as a new graduate.

Our Bachelor's degree in Communication in South Dakota caters to students from all backgrounds. PC's generous financial aid package ensures that more than 98% of students receive the scholarships they need.

In addition to Communication Bachelor's degrees in South Dakota, we also provide an opportunity to earn an Associate’s degree. The Associate’s degree requires 60 credits of specific courses, which can be completed in as little as 4 semesters on our campus, right here in South Dakota.

Apply for Your Future Today

Ready to step into a future filled with limitless opportunity? Apply today for a place in our hands-on learning community. Presentation College's undergraduate communication program in SD will give you the tools you need to make your mark in the professional world. Submit your application online with a few simple steps, or reach out to our team directly with any questions!


This degree develops the  skills necessary for the development of professional competence and values, critical thinking and problem solving, information utilization, content creation, and collaboration. Focusing on the development of core communication competencies, the program, emphasizes theory and application in interpersonal, small group, organizational, mass communication, intercultural, and computer-mediated communication, as well as communication technology.


The Communication Program requires an internship and affords students the opportunity to participate in additional field experiences. Faculty members work with students to develop internships that directly support their career goals. Interns may work in a variety of organizations, including non-profit groups, public relations and marketing teams, sports/wellness organizations, media outlets, and healthcare offices.


PC’s Communication degree is also customizable! Students can add a minor (or two) to their Communication degree to create a skill-set that is perfect for their career goals, without adding semesters to their plan of study.  Students in the Communication Program can maximize their career potential by adding their choice of minors, such as: Psychology, Human Services, Exercise Science, Coaching, Management, Business Essentials and more.