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Student success

The School of Communications is a place of engaged learning for 1,150 students majoring in Journalism, Strategic Communications, Cinema & Television Arts, Communication Design, Media Analytics, and Sport & Event Management.


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Campaign for the School of Communications

Planning and fundraising are underway to build two new buildings and form a School of Communications quad framing Under the Oaks on Elon's historic campus.

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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 national 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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School of Communications campaign launched at New York gala

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams headlined the public kickoff of fundraising for Elon’s new communications facilities.


American Journalism Review highlights School of Communications’ revamped curriculum, new courses

The online journalism publication included Elon University in its December 2014 article titled “Journalism Schools Add Courses in Sports, Emerging Technology.” 

Six faculty members named Sustainability Scholars

The newest cohort of scholars will participate in a program that helps faculty integrate sustainability into an existing course.

Elon University & Pew Research Center report on the future of privacy

A new survey of tech experts by Elon's Imagining the Internet Center and the Pew Internet Project explores the complex issues of privacy in the digital age.

Michael Bodley ’16 selected for News21 reporting program

The journalism and political science double major will participate in a prestigious 10-week investigative reporting assignment at Arizona State University in summer 2015.

Lucinda Austin co-authors article in Public Relations Review

The assistant professor's research explores best practices for organizations recovering from crises.

Elon University receives historic gift of $12 million from parents Dwight and Martha Schar

Elon parents Dwight and Martha Schar have made the largest single gift in Elon University history, pledging $12 million to name two new buildings planned for the Elon campus.

First-year Communications Fellows share research

During a Dec. 4 on-campus poster session, Elon University’s first-year Communications Fellows discussed their research regarding human relationships and interactions.