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Why Study Communications at Elizabethtown

An Elizabethtown College education will prepare you to enter the rapidly changing world of communications.

Areas of Study

As a communications major at Elizabethtown College, you'll lay the groundwork for a career as a professional communicator in both the media/journalism and corporate worlds.

Campus Media

Elizabethtown College is home to several student-run and community-based campus media outlets.

Why Study Communications at E-town?

Diversify Your Skills

An Elizabethtown College education will prepare you to enter the rapidly changing world of communications. Our program offers concentrations in corporate communications and mass communications. Concentrate in more than one to prepare yourself for careers in both traditional and emerging media, as well as to work in public relations and marketing for an organization.

Be Seen, Be Heard and Be Read - Around the World

Create, write, produce and edit --and even star-- in a multitude of student and community run media outlets. Blue Jay Media includes the:

  • Etownian, the weekly campus newspaper;
  • WWEC-FM, the student-operated radio station;
  • ECTV-40, a 24-hour cable channel serving Elizabethtown and surrounding communities with student-produced and professional programming; and
  •, a citizen journalism blog written by students and the local community.

And, with live streaming and online publication supplementing our print and broadcast outlets – your work has potential to be enjoyed around the world!

Work with Cutting-Edge Equipment and Technology

The Communications Department at Elizabethtown houses several editing suites and production facilities, from an FM radio station and television studio to linear and nonlinear audio and video editing bays. Broadcasting students can hit the road with our remote production studio which can broadcast live action events, on or off campus. Housed in the Steinman Center, communication majors also have access to an all-Mac computer lab, a student lounge, dark rooms and a graphic design lab.

Be Part of an Award-Winning Department

Our students are continually recognized by national organizations. The International Radio and Television Society has in recent years selected five Elizabethtown College students as one of the top 20 communications students in the county. Our students have also been recognized for excellence in news and feature writing and broadcasting by the American Scholastic Press Association, Society for Collegiate Journalists, National Broadcasting Society and the Accolades Competition.

Learn from an Experienced Faculty

The faculty members of the Communication Department is experienced in academic and professional communities. Several are leaders in professional organizations, including the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (AEJMC) and the Educational Communications and Technology Foundation. Our faculty members have published books and papers, and have served as consultants with businesses, governments and media outlets.

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