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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.

About the Department

The Department of Communications at Elizabethtown College will prepare you for an exciting career in radio, television, corporate communications, public relations, marketing, and social media. Our alums are leaders in the communications field having found jobs and internships at companies such as ESPN, MTV, NBC-10 Philadelphia, B 101 FM, WGAL-TV, National Football Post, PA Breast Cancer Coalition and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Hands-on learning, personal attention,

and academic excellence are hallmarks of our program.

Some schools make you wait to use the television and radio equipment until you're a junior or senior. From the first day you step onto campus you can use the equipment and take part in all of the media opportunities the Department has to offer.


Get experience working in front of the camera and behind the scenes at ECTV-40 putting together your own television shows.

WWEC 88.3

Want to be on the radio? Try your hand at being a DJ on WWEC 88.3.


Like to write stories? Why not be a reporter or editor for The Etownian, the College's student newspaper.

Jay Crew

Write for our magazine the Jay Crew.

If you're interested in multi-media, you can create and post stories for our online citizen journalism website

We welcome you to explore our site and visit our campus to learn about the many opportunities offered in the Elizabethtown College Department of Communications, you just might surprise yourself!

Student Learning Outcomes

Students with a bachelor's degree in Communications will be able to:

  • Write effective communication materials for a variety of contexts.
  • Effectively demonstrate competencies in oral communication.
  • Demonstrate competencies in media production.
  • Use critical thinking skills in the application of communication theories.
  • Plan and implement communication productions that address organizational challenges.
  • Demonstrate leadership abilities through effective program and production management including independent, experiential learning, and collaborative endeavors.
  • Conduct all work in an ethical manner.
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