Academics

Dive deep into the books, laboratories and art studios that will shape your life and enable you to shape the world.

A community of learners

Monmouth College feels like home. Each class feels like its own community. With average class sizes of 14 students, you will get to know your classmates and your professors. Don’t be surprised to get an invite to a professor’s home for a meal or a department picnic. We are a Fighting Scots family. 

Step outside the classroom

We offer more than 50 programs and a general education curriculum designed to guide you toward realizing your personal and professional ambitions. But academic experiences don’t always take place in the classroom. Field trips, study-abroad programs and internships are the ways we encourage students to take what they learn in class to the rest of the world.

Change the world

We give you the tools to do amazing things. Students have conducted research on urban planning and placemaking in Myanmar; written and directed their own plays during FusionFest; developed innovative educational programs for rural schools through our TARTANS program; and built their own Brewster angle microscope for non-invasive analysis of cell membranes.

Our students will change the world. We’re just here to help them achieve it.

  • “The biggest part is just friendships – having someone to sit with in class or in the caf and having someone to study with. My sorority is really my home away from home.”

    Emily Krueger ’21, Chicago
    Emily Krueger
  • “Monmouth is truly a family. You will never be just a number here. No matter what you’re interested in, you can make a name for yourself. Professors really care. The whole Monmouth experience is so rewarding and enriching. Roll Scots!”

    Kailey Woolard ’22, Public Relations and Communication Studies
    Kailey Woolard
  • “Monmouth is a family tradition where I could make a difference. The whole campus feels like a family.”

    Troy Hippen ’22, Communications Studies
    Troy Hippen
  • “Transferring to Monmouth was the best decision I made for my future. This place is one big family, and I felt like I belonged the moment I stepped foot on campus. The faculty has gone above and beyond to ensure my success in the classroom and when I graduate.”

    Brock Crippen ’21, transferred from Illinois Central College
  • “You really couldn’t find a better school in the area for academics. Monmouth College was like home to me before I ever went there, it is home to me, and it forever will be.”

    Zach Vancil ’21, Galesburg, Ill.
  • “Monmouth means family and friends. One May afternoon during finals, my friends and I spent the afternoon outside, in hammocks, playing music and enjoying the weather. We were all stressing about finals, but we took some time out to enjoy campus.”

    Danny Milosevich ’20, Business Administration
    Danny Milosevich
  • “I came to Monmouth as a pretty shy kid, but my professors really pushed me to interact, to share ideas, to make connections. Monmouth just really felt like home.”

    Josh Gross ’20, La Moille, Ill.
    Josh Gross
  • “The connections made on campus between students are unmatched – and we have bagpipes! Every time I hear them, I know I’m home.”

    Thomas Van Alstine ’20, Economics and Spanish
    Thomas Van Alstine
  • “I love working with our students because I see myself in them. They tend not to be entitled, and they typically don’t come from privileged backgrounds. I want their experience to be as impactful as my college was for me.”

    Michelle Simmons, Educational Studies
    Michelle Simmons
  • “Monmouth students are eager, excited and willing to try new things about opportunities presented to them. They’re not as self-conscious as students at bigger schools sometimes are, and I’ve enjoyed tapping into that close-knit, community nature.”

    Bob Simmons, Classics Department Chair
    Bob Simmons
  • “Monmouth College offers a peaceful and stimulating environment for learning and teaching, and I enjoy these features very much.”

    Annie Moore, French Lecturer
    Annie Moore
  • “I enjoy teaching at Monmouth because the small class sizes and emphasis on quality teaching allow me to focus more on my students.”

    Amy C. De Farias, History Department Chair
    Amy De Farias
  • “Our son was recruited to play lacrosse. Even though it was a blizzard outside, our first visit to campus was awesome. It’s nice to know if we have questions or concerns someone is there to help. Our son made a perfect decision. It’s a perfect fit!”

    Tracey Weaver
  • “From day one, people on campus were a family – and he felt like he was a member of that family, not just a number. He’s a big-city-kind-of-kid, but he felt like he truly belonged on this small campus and in this community.”

    Tammy Simmons
  • “We are fortunate our sons found their way to Monmouth. It is so much more than a place to earn a degree. From classroom, to athletic field, to study abroad, the relationships and experiences have prepared them to adapt and contribute in an ever changing world. Roll Scots!”

    Byron ’88 and Suzan Sondgeroth (Parents of Blake ’17, Lucas ’20 and Reid ’23)
    Byron Sondergroth
  • “As the parent of an out-of-state student, I was really worried about sending our only child to a college many states away. The day he arrived on campus Monmouth College opened their arms and hearts and took him in. Our son has made lifelong friends and Monmouth will always hold a special place in his heart.”

    Jennifer Cutright (parent of Alexander ’21)
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