Department of Communication
Gain knowledge and skills that equip you to change the world
The Communication Department at Emporia State University offers programs that are designed to provide communication majors with cognitive abilities, competencies and skills that equip them to meet the challenges of evolving workplaces, navigate emerging technologies and respond to complex social problems. Our alumni are successful relationship partners, engaged leaders in society, and informed global citizens and consumers, as well as contributing members of organizations. Employers rank communication skills as among the most important. Highly rated skills like the ability to work well in groups, critical thinking skills, and the ability to communicate with people from diverse backgrounds are a few of these skills taught in the program.
Courses in the Communication Department involve a variety of learning experiences and projects, including developing business ideas to participate in the Entrepreneurial Challenge, creating podcasts or online training workshops, conducting and participating in mock interviews while learning how to ask questions effectively, creating social media plans for “clients,” planning events to raise money or awareness for community organizations, or working on solutions to community issues while learning new leadership abilities.
Effective communication skills never become obsolete. Instead, individuals with these skills benefit both personally and professionally. Research routinely shows that strong communication skills are among the most desired by employers.
Communication, Emerging Technology and Society
Bachelor of Science, Concentration
Communication, Organizational Communication
Bachelor of Arts, Concentration
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Our department offers field and academic internships.
Debate at Emporia State began in 1874 and continues to be one of the most competitive and successful academic organizations on campus.
Lambda Pi Eta
Explore the honors society for Communication majors at four-year institutions.
Find a list of resources available to Communication Department students.