Communication Creates Impact

As a student in Communication, you’ll explore the impact and influence of communication in personal, professional, and public contexts and learn the fundamentals and techniques that give effective communication the power to inform and to persuade. The Communication Major engages students in lifelong learning that addresses socially and globally pressing communication challenges through scholarly, creative, critical, and practical curriculum and instruction. It prepares undergraduate students for careers as ethical communicators with a broad understanding of contemporary communication issues and with skills that are adaptable to a variety of contexts.

Our Academic Programs


Undergraduate students in the Communication major and Communication, Media and Theatre Arts Comprehensive major are part of one of the largest programs in the College of Arts and Sciences. Many of our Communication graduates have gone on to challenging careers in advertising, business administration, government, health services, human resources, management, marketing, politics, public relations, and social services. Core Communication classes include:

  • Communication Foundations
  • Communication Ethics
  • Advanced Communication Topics
  • Persuasion
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Listening Behavior

Articulation agreements with Washtenaw Community College and MiTransfer Pathway exist as well. A minor in Communication and a minor in Communication Media and Theatre Arts Comprehensive are available for students in any major.


Graduate students have two options:

  1. Masters in Communication
  2. Masters in Communication with a concentration in IPS

Both programs are designed for students who have had intensive undergraduate study in communication or speech. Degrees prepare students to assume positions demanding sophisticated knowledge of human communication or for doctoral graduate work.

Student Activities and Involvement

EMU Today TV

EMU Today TV appears on Xfinity On Demand and on the University’s YouTube channel. The half-hour program features positive programs, events and initiatives at Eastern, and provides opportunities for viewers to learn more from EMU deans, faculty, students and administrators about activities at the University.


EMU Forensics began its tradition of success with its first national championship in 1973 and it continues nearly every weekend (September–April) as team members hit the tournament trail and travel the country to enlighten, entertain and bring home a trophy!


Communication majors have the opportunity to further develop and refine their communication skills through participating in our internship program.

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Dennis O'Grady

Interim Program Director

121 Judy Sturgis Hill Building


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