Communication studies majors can select from several different tracks of study.
Communication is identified as one of the top skills required in any organization. This option provides students with the knowledge, skill, and perspectives to work in positions with high communication demands. (Example of 4-year study plan)
Designed for students interested in developing knowledge and skills that facilitate effective communication in personal, professional, and group contexts. Graduates with this option are particularly well-prepared to work with individuals and groups from varying backgrounds, with differing needs and interests, and where the goals of communication are to resolve problems or disputes. (Example of 4-year study plan)
Designed for students interested in a career in radio/TV news, including anchors, writers, reporters, producers, videographers, weather and sports anchors. (Example of 4-year study plan)
Designed for students interested in learning the theories and techniques of radio and TV broadcasting, as well as non-broadcast applications. Emphasis is on non-news content. Students may select from four different emphases:
Students should consult Eastern Illinois University's undergraduate catalog for help selecting general education courses, meeting the university's foreign language requirement, and identifying appropriate elective courses.