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EIU Communication Studies

Communication in Organizations Option

The Communication in Organizations option is an online degree completion program that enhances students’ 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 hierachical structures. This option is delivered 100% online to meet the needs of place-bound students, including working adults who want to finish their Bachelor’s degree to help with career advancement.

After graduation

Students in the Communication in Organizations option graduate with the enduring knowledge and transferrable skills necessary to be successful in the contemporary workplace. This opens the door to a wide variety of employment opportunities or advancement.

Graduates find jobs in the private, government, and non-profit sectors. Employers often seek out relational and communication skills as important parts of the hiring process. Our graduates leave Eastern prepared to manage complex and dynamic relationships in order to effectively lead organizations with high communication demands.

Graduates with this option are particularly well prepared to work as leaders in various organizational contexts, to thrive in team and group environments, and to work with individuals and groups from varying backgrounds, where the goals of communication are to resolve problems or disputes.


Curriculum Guide, 2023-2024 (pdf)


For previous curriculum information, see the Undergraduate Catalog.

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School of Communication and Journalism

Buzzard Hall 2521

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