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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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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 advisor shares generational research

Jack MacKenzie, president of Magid Generational Strategies, discussed the youngest U.S. generation, called "The Plurals" in a Sept. 18 lecture.

Documentary by Elon alumni & current student wins film festival award

Mason Sklut ’14, Maggie Sloane ’14 and Sergio Ingato ’15 co-produced "BrocKINGton," which premiered in September at the Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival.

Lucinda Austin publishes article in Public Relations Review

Communications assistant professor's research examines emotional responses to organizational crisis.

Paul Castro featured on Fox 8 'Newsmakers' segment

Associate professor discusses moviemaking and other experiences.

Professor's book goes behind the scenes of sports broadcasting

"Total Sportscasting: Performance, Production, and Career Development," co-authored by Max Negin in the School of Communications, features an overview of jobs behind and in front of the camera.

Elon's Paul Parsons now nation's longest-serving communications dean

Parsons joined the Elon University administration 13 years ago as the founding dean of the School of Communications.

Vanessa Bravo co-authors article in The Hague Journal of Diplomacy

The article compares the official communication of the governments of El Salvador and Colombia to, and about, their diaspora communities.