Communication Studies

About Us

In the Communication Studies Department, our students are engaged in understanding effective human communication techniques. This includes speeches, from creation to delivery, technological aspects of communication, such as newsletter development, website creation and blogging, and many aspects of persuasion.

Why Study Communications at Eastern?

The Communication Studies department is committed to setting you up for success.

Affordable Education

You don't have to sacrifice quality to get an education you can afford.

Small Class Sizes

Most classes are limited to no more than 30 students, which allows professors to devote time to individual students.

Teachers with Real World Experience

Our professors come from many different backgrounds and career industries.

Careers in Communications

Our students are readily employable in a variety of careers.

Consumer Research

Public Relations


Event Planning


Student Engagement


Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) provides students with the opportunity to hold leadership positions within the society, job shadow local professionals, apply for scholarships and have access to valuable field-specific internships.

Members meet weekly to discuss professionally relevant topics and to plan upcoming PRSSA-sponsored events such as fundraisers, guest speakers, and networking opportunities. Contact us at

Practice Lab

The Barbara Shields Communication Student Practice Lab, located in the Communications Building, is a technologically enhanced audio-visual presentation and conference room.

The lab space provides students with an excellent place to produce engaging presentations suitable for educational and professional situations. Graduate students use the lab for thesis defenses. Faculty members work with students who require additional help outside of the classroom and utilize the lab for faculty committee work on various departmental projects.