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Department of Communication

Gain knowledge and skills that equip you to change the world

Communication Department

The Communication Department at Emporia State offers 6 concentrations of study, which 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 project 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.

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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.

Featured Programs

Communication, Emerging Technology and Society

Bachelor of Science, Concentration

Students focus on the now, the emerging and the upcoming so that they can be prepared for what’s next. This concentration will take a deep dive into topics in communication and technology, including ethics, user experience, innovation and collaboration.

Public Relations

Concentration

Students learn to balance communication theory, research, and application to prepare to manage public relations programs of public and private organizations. Course offerings emphasize writing, critical thinking, creative problem solving, plan implementation and evaluation.

Academics + Programs

Explore the programs within the Communication Department.

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About

Learn about the Communication Department and about our faculty and staff.

About Us
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Scholarships

The Communication Department has scholarships for both Communication students and members of the Debate team.

Scholarships
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Internships

Our department offers field and academic internships.

Internships
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Debate

Debate at Emporia State began in 1874 and continues to be one of the most competitive and successful academic organizations on campus.

Debate
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Lambda Pi Eta

Explore the honors society for Communication majors at four-year institutions.

Lambda Pi Eta
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Resources

Find a list of resources available to Communication Department students.

Resources Page

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Undergraduate admissions


If you’re ready to join Hornet Nation as an undergraduate, head to the Undergraduate Admissions page.

Graduate admissions


If you’re ready to advance your degree as a graduate student, head to the Graduate Admissions page.