The Department of Communication Studies at Eastern Illinois University has more than 300 undergraduate students and 33 active graduate students. The department offers a B.A. in Communication Studies, B.A. in Public Relations, and a B.S. in Health Communication. The department is now offering an online degree completion program called Communication in Organizations.
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The Department of Communication is the largest academic program in the College of Arts and Humanities and the 5th largest at EIU. There are 18 full-time faculty, for a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1. This size ensures the department has the resources necessary to provide a quality education, while at the same time providing the small class sizes and personal attention that promote success.
Communication Studies is also a transfer friendly department for a number of reasons: