ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
- The School
of Communications has more than 800 students majoring in journalism,
broadcast and new media, corporate communications and cinema.
That's about 20 percent of Elon's student body, and our majors
have an average SAT score higher than the university average.
- Our modern
home is the 48,000-square-foot McEwen Communications Building,
with its two new television studios and three digital media labs.
The school provides free copies of the New York Times, USA Today,
the Greensboro News & Record, and the Burlington Times-News
to students every weekday.
- Our teachers
are rich in professional experience, including a Pulitzer Prize,
and 80 percent have a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their discipline.
- The curriculum
emphasizes media convergence, and the School has its own Director
of Internet Projects. Students use digital cameras, write in three
Macintosh computer labs with the newest software and hardware,
and edit in suites equipped with the latest software and technology.
of our majors obtain internships at workplaces such as NBC, National
Geographic, MTV and Knight-Ridder Financial. Our Director of Internships
makes site visits in Washington, New York and other cities.
- More than
half of our students participate in Study Abroad by the time they
graduate - one of the highest percentages in the nation. Four
Communications professors led trips to Europe and Australia this
year; two of our professors taught in Elon's China program last
year, and one will be leading the university's London program
this fall. Our students are also active in producing undergraduate
research of significance; one student was invited to present her
work at the Federal Communications Commission.
- Recent graduates
live and work all across the nation, from Dreamworks in LA to
the Washington Post to digital pioneer WRAL-TV in Raleigh.