The Department of Communication Studies at Eastern Illinois University has more than 200 undergraduate students and 38 active graduate students. The department offers a B.A. in Communication Studies, B.A. in Public Relations, B.A. in Television & Video Production, and a B.S. in Health Communication. The department is now offering an online degree completion program called Communication in Organizations.
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:
A transfer student who completes communication courses at his or her community college can often use these courses to fulfill degree requirements.
The number of required courses for both degree programs (B.A. in Communication Studies: 45 credits; B.A. in Public Relations or Television & Video Production: 51 credits) are set up to allow transfers to graduate in only two additional years.(Note: All EIU students must complete a minimum of 120 credits to graduate).
These three degree programs do not require a minor (although many communication majors elect to complete a minor).