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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 NBC News serves as honorary chair of our school’s Advisory Board. Professionals come to campus each semester to interact with Elon students, be guest speakers in classes, and share their expertise with the faculty.


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.

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Elon students attend, support Global Action Summit

Five students and one staff member from the School of Communications provided video and social media coverage for the annual forum that brings together world leaders to discuss topics relating to food, health and prosperity. Two other Elon students attended the conference as fellows.

NBA scout visits Dan Haygood’s 'Sports Information' class

Chris Ekstrand, a consultant for the National Basketball Association, shared his journey from middling high school athlete and fledgling sports writer to a one-of-a-kind position with the world’s most prominent basketball league.

Students bond, network at 'Elon Night with the Hurricanes'

Carol Pyszkowski’s capstone project, supported by the Premier Sport and Event Society, provided more than 40 Elon University students an inside look into the professional sports and arena management industries.

Elon well represented at PRSA, PRSSA conferences

A contingent of Elon University students, faculty and staff members traveled to Atlanta to attend the annual public relations-focused conventions, where alumna Heather Harder ’14 was presented with a prestigious PRSSA award.

Interactive Media students place second in Greensboro hackathon

Tarah Holland and Erin Turner ’15 joined three fellow hackers to develop a community-centered web app that makes it easier to locate food donation sites and encourages contributions.

Elon School of Communications represented at national high school journalism conference

Faculty and staff members presented sessions and ran a sponsorship table at an Orlando, Florida, convention that featured more than 6,100 attendees.

Elon team documenting Internet Governance Forum in Brazil

Elon's Imagining the Internet team is interviewing people from around the world at the 10th annual IGF facilitated by the United Nations. 

School of Communications publishes fall 2015 issue of research journal

This semester's edition marks the 12th in the history of the Elon Journal, the nation’s first and only undergraduate research journal in communications.

Elon Local News, alumni recognized with RTDNAC awards

The student-produced newscast was honored with eight awards, including four first-place finishes, and two School of Communications graduates were recognized for their professional journalism efforts.

Elon's Tony Weaver named 'Sport Management Educator of the Year'

Associate Professor Hal Walker, chair of the university's Department of Sport and Event Management, called Weaver "highly deserving" of recognition from the North Carolina Sport Management Coalition.