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Department of Communication

Gain knowledge and skills that equip you to change the world

Communication Skills are always relevant

The Communication Department at Emporia State offers a variety of courses and 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. 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.

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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

Relational Communication-BA

Bachelor of Arts

Prepares students through exposure to communication skills relevant to careers in health care and non-profit organizations, ministry, and marital or family therapy. Students explore theory and practice related to improving an individual’s success in social interactions. Course offerings emphasize social relationship interdependency, gendered and intercultural communication, and nonverbal communication.

Communication-BA

Bachelor of Arts

A versatile and invaluable member of the team, communication majors fill roles in corporate communication, marketing, leadership, public relations, human resources, creative directing, lobbying and more.

Public Relations

Bachelor of Arts

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.

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Lambda Pi Eta

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

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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.