Majoring in Health Communication prepares students to work in professional health care settings or in health advocacy.
The Health Communication major prepares students to communicate and promote positive health behaviors in professional health care settings and in health advocacy.
Students learn to design, evaluate, and implement health communication programs in a variety of professional settings. We take an interdisciplinary approach by emphasizing the intersection of strategic communication and health promotion as the foundation for educating individuals and creating healthier and more vibrant communities.
EIU offers an interdisciplinary approach, combining knowledge from the fields of Communication Studies and Public Health.
The curriculum combines a balance of classes that develop a theoretical knowledge base and practical, transferable skills with small class sizes and personalized attention.
At EIU there are many opportunities for hands-on experiences in applied contexts in and outside of the classroom.
Students have opportunities to work with and learn from top faculty in the field.
EIU offers the only undergraduate degree in health communication in Illinois.