The School of Communication at ECU offers one of the best and most popular degrees in the state of North Carolina. Many people major in Communications at ECU, and most of them go on to have very successful careers. There are many reasons these students major in Communications, and many reasons you should, but the top 5 reasons are as follows:

1. Internships


The School of Communication gives students a first hand experience with internships that prepare students for their futures. Students are introduced into the professional world, and many of the students end up getting a job in the area that they had their internship. Some students have had amazing internships that changed their lives, such as internships with CNN, “The Late Show,” and even the San Francisco 49ers.

2. Third Largest Major


Communications is the third largest degree that students major in at East Carolina University. There are nearly 1,000 different undergraduate students majoring in Communications, and they are concentrating under four different areas: journalism, public relations, media studies, and interpersonal/organizational communication. The large school makes for a competitive atmosphere, and it makes students get an even better education.

3. Successful Careers


The past 25 years has shown great improvement at ECU in the School of Communications, especially with the alumni of the School. For example, John Nichols, the Senior Producer of MSNBC, is among the alumni of the School of Communications at ECU. Students that graduate from ECU with a degree in Communications have great success in journalism, writing, public relations, and leading businesses.

4. Distance Education


One of the main aspects of the School of Communications that is amazing is that degrees can be completed solely online. The BS degree with a concentration in interpersonal/organizational communication can be completed solely online. Also, beginning in 2006, the MA in communication with an emphasis in health communication can be completed online. This means that you can be away from ECU and complete your bachelor’s and master’s without even going to a face-to-face class!

5. Experience


The School of Communications has been offering a Communications degree for over 25 years, and it is only growing. State of the art facilities, technology, and amazing and experienced faculty have been introduced to the School. The faculty have experience in areas of Communications, and every student gets a quality education that is as good as anywhere else in the state of North Carolina.


Majoring in Communications at East Carolina University is one of the best decisions you could possibly make. You could find yourself doing what you want to do for the rest of your life while being around famous people. Come to ECU, major in Communications, and maybe you will find yourself working for high-up companies!


Matthew Jennette

I'm pursuing an English Education Major and Psychology Minor. I'm in the Honors College, and I'm also an Access Scholar. I enjoy writing, and my purpose as a OneClass Blogger is to help future students get around and succeed in classes! I am very reachable, and if you have any questions about my articles in general feel free to contact me: Email Address: [email protected]

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