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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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Diamond kings: Elon students win division in SABR Analytics Conference competition

An Elon team of business and communications students won its undergraduate division in the 2017 Society for American Baseball Research case competition and was the only team invited to present at the SABR Analytics Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, on March 9-10.


MaryClaire Schulz ’17 presents honors thesis at International Public Relations Conference

The strategic communications major and Associate Professor Barbara Miller Gaither both led research discussions at the March conference in Orlando, Florida.

The future of free speech, trolls, anonymity and fake news online

A new report by Elon's Imagining the Internet Center and the Pew Research Center surveys opinions of more than 1,500 technologists, futurists and scholars.

Elon to dedicate new School of Communications facilities on Friday, March 31

The Elon community is invited to join President Lambert, trustees and donors for the dedication of the expanded communications complex. The ceremony will be held Friday, March 31, at 3:30 p.m. in the Snow Family Grand Atrium inside Dwight C. Schar Hall.

Dabbs’ research on work-life balance nominated for outstanding article award

The assistant professor of sport and event management explored issues and outcomes relating to work-life balance for sport management scholars and practitioners.

Elon student to study Arabic in Morocco through  State Department scholarship

Elon University sophomore Alex Mancuso has received a Critical Language Scholarship from the federal government to study Arabic in Tangier, Morocco.  

Andrew Krech ’13 named Hugh Morton Photographer of the Year

Several Elon University graduates were recognized in the North Carolina Press Association’s 2016 News, Editorial and Photojournalism Contest, the centerpiece of the association’s annual Winter Institute.

In My Words: History shows ‘alternative facts’ journalism can have real consequences

Tom Nelson, associate professor of communications, recently published a column in regional newspapers about the impact of "alternative facts" on journalism. 

McFadden recognized for leadership and service at NIRSA conference

In addition to receiving a service award at the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association’s annual event, the assistant professor of sport and event management hosted a preconference workshop and presented an educational session.

Two Communications Fellows present research at AEJMC conference

Molly Bauer ’19 and Heather Deiner ’19, accompanied by Associate Professor Amanda Sturgill, traveled to the University of Oklahoma March 3-4 to present their respective research topics.