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EIU Department of Communication Studies

ONLINE Degree Completion Program: Communication in Organizations

A convenient way to finish YOUR degree!

Did life get in the way of you finishing your degree?

Did you take a break from college and now you're ready to go back?

If so, finish your BA at EIU with our online degree completion program and earn your degree in Communication Studies!

Program Description:

This online degree option will help students enhance their marketability in today's professional environment through the integration of theory and practice and the development of relational and organizational communication skills. Individuals who are proficient communicators are more valuable in contemporary organizations that are increasingly global, team-based, and feature flatter hierarchical structure.

The 49 credit hour option offers courses in a variety of areas including organizational communication, interpersonal communication, conflict management, intercultural communication, communication and professional development, and workplace relationships.

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Graduation Requirements:

In addition to completing requirements for the major, students will also need to complete EIU's graduation requirements:

  • 40 hours of General Education courework including the Foreign Language requirement (complete two courses in a single foreign language) and senior seminar or a study abroad capstone.
  • 40 hours of upper-division credit (3000-4000 numbered courses).
  • Minimum GPA of 2.00 in the major.
  • 120 hours with a CGPA of 2.00 in all courses attempted.
  • 42 semester hours in residence with a minimum of 32 in the junior and senior years, 12 of which must be in residence during the senior year.
  • Successfully complete the Electronic Writing Portfolio (EWP) (three submissions).
  • ***A full listing of Eastern Illinois University's requirements for a baccalaureate degree can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.

More Information:

For additional information about the program, please contact Dr. Rich Jones at

Admission Information:

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Department of Communication Studies

Buzzard 2521
600 Lincoln Ave Charleston, IL 61920
217- 581-6003

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