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Communication Studies is an affordable, flexible and efficient degree with a wide range of interconnected courses guiding you toward success!
Spring commencement takes place in two ceremonies on June 15 in Quinn Coliseum.
Chris Bonney is an assistant professor who makes theory practical, helping students master communication competencies at EOU since 1993. His areas of expertise include interpersonal, public speaking, interviewing and leadership communication. He is also a consultant, providing executive level training for state public safety departments, with fire and police academies in Washington, Oregon and Idaho recognizing his expertise. Chris also worked in the maritime industry as an able seaman and commercial diver. He holds an M.S. in Communication from the University of Oregon.
Graduating EOU seniors complete a capstone experience or senior project in their majors. These culminating experiences tie together the objectives of their programs, the general education outcomes, and often career-related applications of learning and doing. Ultimately, EOU ensures all of its graduates are prepared for the world of work or for continued study in graduate programs.
“I made an effort to use all the accelerated options EOU offered. I’m a non-traditional student with a heavy professional workload. The flexibility and cost savings of the Assessment of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) program was just one of the attractive attributes of EOU. A student utilizing APEL must understand this program may save them a great deal of money, but does require sincere effort through articulation of their gained knowledge. Students detail experiential learning and correlate it with theory – they may also find the process of working through APEL requirements to be a learning tool in itself. If completed early, the APEL project serves a second purpose as a reference guide while completing a degree. I was very satisfied with my APEL experience.”
Jerry Mott, '18Business, CommunicationMonmouth, Ore.
Communication Studies can be paired easily with other fields of study like:
A degree in Communication Studies is valued highly in today’s competitive work environments, and when you learn from professionals with strong backgrounds in communication and media, you create a successful path to a career or graduate school. Be engaged – verbally and nonverbally – and gain the skills and knowledge foundation to craft effective and powerful messages for any audience. Team-building, skill-building and global messaging are all strengths this degree will enhance.
Communication Studies can also be paired easily with other fields of study. Our program offers three tracks or primary areas of interests in business, media and teaching. Whether you are an entrepreneur building a new business or interested in the healthcare field, digital technology, education, advertising, marketing or politics, our program will help you prepare for your future!
With our online option, enjoy flexibility in earning a quality degree while building strong connections and skills through interactive, cutting-edge media delivery options.
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