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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


Anissa Cooper ’19 named a finalist for PRWeek’s Outstanding Student of the Year award

The strategic communications major is one of five finalists for the national award, which will be presented at the 2019 PRWeek Awards Dinner and Presentation on March 21 in New York City.

Communications majors ‘get connected’ at internship and career expo

The 2019 Communications Internship Showcase & ePortfolio Review drew 35 organizations to the School of Communications on Feb. 12 to meet with students seeking internships, employment opportunities and career advice.

Passionately Curious: Janna Anderson on how technological changes impact society

Janna Anderson, professor of communications, was one of eight Elon faculty members featured this year in "Passionately Curious," the annual Elon University President's Report. 

Vanessa Bravo publishes article about Mexico’s public diplomacy strategies

The associate professor of communications examined the recent messaging strategies that the embassy of Mexico in the United States employs to reach its diaspora community via websites, Facebook and Twitter.

In My Words: Government shutdown affected far more people than you think

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Associate Professor of Communications Amanda Sturgill offers a look at the extensive ripples the recent federal government shutdown had within the broader population. The column was published in The News & Record of Greensboro

Communications Fellows head to Florida, visit 17 companies

Twenty-two students from Elon University’s Communications Fellows program participated in a two-week trip in January to the Sunshine State, touring communications companies, meeting with industry professionals, and gaining insights into their future careers.

Cara McFadden named NIRSA president-elect

Beginning May 1, the associate professor of sport management will oversee the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association, widely considered the leading resource for professional and student development, education and research in collegiate recreational sports.

Brooks Fuller named director of North Carolina Open Government Coalition

The former assistant professor at Louisiana State University and North Carolina attorney will also teach in Elon’s School of Communications.

This time last year I was in your shoes!
Elon's Student Professional Development Center Career Advising professional offers Pro Tip: Using Informational Fact Sheets to Research and Prepare for Interviews and Informational Meetings.


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.