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EIU Department of Communication Studies

About the Program

The Department of Communication Studies at Eastern Illinois University has more than 400 undergraduate students and 33 active graduate students. The department offers a B.A. in Communication Studies and a B.A. in Public Relations.

The program is the second-largest communication program in Illinois and third largest academic program at EIU. There are 24 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:

  • Students can complete the program in two years.
  • The B.A. in Communication Studies is a 45 hour degree program without a minor requirement.
  • The B.A. in Public Relations is a 51 hour degree without a minor requirement.
  • For the B.A. in Communication Studies, students need to select at least one option area (e.g., interpersonal communication). Switching option areas will not significantly delay a student's progress toward graduation.
  • A transfer student who completes communication courses at his or her community college can often use these courses to fulfill degree requirements.

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Contact Information

Department of Communication Studies

Coleman Hall 1260
600 Lincoln Ave Charleston, IL 61920
217-581-2016
Fax: 217-581-5718
commstudies@eiu.edu


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