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Student success

The School of Communications is a place of engaged learning for 1,200 students majoring in Journalism, Strategic Communications, Cinema & Television Arts, Communication Design, Media Analytics, and Sport & Event Management.


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Highest benchmark

The School of Communications is nationally accredited, along with only 17 other communications programs at private universities across the United States. ACEJMC accreditation is the highest benchmark of program quality in journalism and communications.

Terrific faculty

Terrific Faculty

Our 60 faculty members have vast professional experience, including a Pulitzer Prize recipient. Class sizes are kept small so that students and teachers get to know each other quickly and work together closely.


Student media

Student media

Elon students produce outstanding work—winner of the collegiate Emmy for best student television newscast, national winner for best multimedia news, first place in national film competitions, national public relations case study champion.


Student research

Student Research

Our students analyze the important roles of media and communications in society. We publish the nation’s only undergraduate journal in the discipline – the Elon Journal of Undergraduate Research in Communications.

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National leaders

Brian Williams of MSNBC serves on our National Advisory Board, which provides professional expertise to the faculty, internship and career networking to students, and program support to the school.


Quality Internships

All students complete a professional internship before graduation. Our internship director guides Communications students into the workplace, and the school has a career services professional to help students in their transition to life after Elon.

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Outstanding facilities

Students spend a lot of time in the communications school, and they appreciate our excellent facilities and technology. Take a video tour here, and we hope to see you on campus for a personal tour.

School of Communications


Career Moves: Student Professional Development Center helps Elon senior through law school admissions process

Walker Helms ’19, a political science major who double minored in sport and event management and leadership studies, from Radford, Virginia will transition to Wake Forest School of Law this fall and credits the Student Professional Development Center with supporting him throughout the admissions process.

Student Professional Development Center announces 2019-20  Career Advising Fellows

SPDC welcomes Kiera O'Donnell and Alison Doherty to the SPDC team of professionals.

Communications students win national journalism awards

Emmanuel Morgan '19, Alex Hager '19, Jessica Rapfogel '19 and Anton Delgado '20 were honored by the Society of Professional Journalists for their writing and photography.

Photojournalist Al Drago ’15 to deliver Elon’s 2019 undergraduate commencement address

The award-winning photographer covers politics and national news and his work is regularly featured in The New York Times and other national media outlets.

Elon seniors, alumna receive Fulbright awards to teach English abroad

Elon continues to build upon its reputation as a top producer of Fulbright award winners with members of the Class of 2019 who will be teaching in Mexico, the Czech Republic, South Korea and Malaysia through the prestigious program. 

iMedia Capstone Exhibition to highlight innovative thesis projects

On May 21, the evening before their Commencement ceremony, 29 graduate students in Elon University's Interactive Media master's program will share their capstone projects with professionals, faculty and staff, family and friends.

School of Communications publishes spring 2019 issue of research journal

This semester’s edition marks the 19th in the history of the Elon Journal, the nation’s first and only undergraduate research journal in communications.

Annual awards luncheon recognizes Elon faculty, staff for excellence

Members of Elon’s faculty and staff, along with retiring employees, were honored May 15 for excellence and service to Elon.

Travis Lusk ’05 used student media experience to propel professional life

Lusk, the 2019 Student Media Board banquet speaker, helps Fortune 100 brands assess and improve their advertising strategies and reach.

Maggie Brown ’20 selected for Scripps Howard internship program

The Communications Fellow and journalism major received a summer grant and scholarship.