Why Major in Communication Studies?

Multiple national surveys identify oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills as the most important competencies employers look for when hiring and promoting. As communication technologies rapidly develop, employers in various professions and industries need individuals who understand the relationships among media, messages, and audiences and know how to craft messages that connect well.

The value of good communication springs from the Creator and flows through all of life. It is essential to harmonious human relationships and just societies. It is fundamental to democracy and vital to peace across the world's diverse cultures. Scientific studies even reveal a direct connection between the quality of your communication and the quality of your life -- socially, emotionally and physically.

So -- why NOT major in communication studies? It’s a great asset for any college graduate.

“The study of Communications presents endless options and opportunities for the future, fitting into many different fields of study, and offering paths to multiple occupations. Eastern gave me the freedom and tools to grow and shape my faith.”

Lindsey Laverty '18

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Unique Opportunities

  • Gain workplace experience through internships in the greater Philadelphia area, Washington DC, and beyond
  • Study away or abroad: Los Angeles Film Study Center, American Studies Program in Washington D.C., Australia Studies Program, Focus on the Family Leadership Institute in Colorado, etc.
  • Be inducted into the international communication honor society (if your academic work meets Lambda Pi Eta’s high standards)
  • Do research that may qualify for presentation at academic conferences (positioning you for graduate school)
  • Meet nationally known communication scholars at the annual Communication Studies Lecture
  • Expedited Graduate School Opportunity: Our agreement with La Salle University allows you to apply for admission to their 1-year MA program in Strategic Communication while still working on your bachelor’s degree. If you are admitted to La Salle's MA program, two of your Eastern communication studies courses will be counted for graduate credit. This is a great cost-saving opportunity, condensing 2 years’ worth of graduate study into 1 year.
“It is estimated that 75% of a person’s day is spent communicating in some way. ”

Michael P. Robb