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ABOUT OUR SCHOOL

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  • 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.

  • Three-fourths 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.





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School of Communications 
2850 Campus Box 
Elon, NC 27244-2010   (336) 278-5724 
E-mail: communications@elon.edu
Last Modified:  10/19/04
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