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Communication Studies

The Department of Communication Studies offers a Bachelor of Arts degree with options in Communication Society & Pop Culture, Corporate Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Mass Communication (Broadcast News or Electronic Media Production), and Public Relations. For students interested in advanced study, the Communication Studies department offers a graduate program for a Master of Arts degree.

Mission Statement

The Department of Communication Studies prepares our students to be effective and ethical communicators in their professional, relational, and cultural roles.  Our students learn to critique and create messages in multiple contexts.  We emphasize the intersections of theory and practice as the foundation for problem solving, creativity, critical thinking, and understanding the diversity of communication practices.

Why Choose EIU for Communication Studies?

We believe in everything our program has to offer, but let's narrow it down to a few key reasons you should check us out.



PRSSA Meetings

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm


PRSSA Meetings

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm


PRSSA Meetings

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Communication Studies Office Wins ?Real Panthers Decorate Blue? Contest

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Forensics Team President Wins Major Award from Illinois Communication and Theatre Association

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Mike Bradd wins 2014-15 OVC Media Award

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Students Display Public Speaking Skills at Betty Lou Balasi Public Speaking Contest

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Student Media Productions Honored at 2015 EIU Multimedia Contest

On May 4, the Department of Communication awarded exceptional student media productions at the 2015 ...

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