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.

  • “Monmouth is a small community inside a larger community. I can feel away from the small town of Monmouth, but I can also be highly involved in the town as well.”

    Karlie Drish ’22, Milan, Ill.
    Karlie Drish
  • “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
  • “I’ve made some lifelong friends. I have friends now in Memphis, in California, in Texas, in New York.”

    Quentin Bartram ’22, math and data science
    Quentin Batrium
  • “I decided to come here after I saw firsthand the success that a student could have. My sister graduated from Monmouth in 2016, and I felt confident that I could have the same success she did.”

    Alison Trettin ’21, Biochemistry and Investigative Forensics
    Alison Trettin
  • “I love the small-school setting. I love the feeling of knowing almost everyone in your school.”

    Keely Brinkmeier ’19, United School District
    Keely Brinkmeier
  • “I grew as a person at Monmouth, more than I ever anticipated. The support system I had was so special. Monmouth College is one-of-a-kind, I can tell you that much.”

    Caitlyn Allen ’20, Missouri State University Clinical Psychology Graduate Student
    Caitlyn Allen
  • “My senior research helped me master my research skills, which helped me keep up with the pace of grad school.”

    Raheem Brown ’16
    Raheem Brown
  • “It’s easy to get lost at a large school, but our faculty and staff at Monmouth will not allow that to happen.”

    Bill Goldsborough ’65
    Bill Goldsborough
  • “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
  • “What I find truly fascinating about politics is that it is all around us; it affects everyday choices, like the foods we eat, the people we associate with, and how we see the world.”

    Andre Audette, Political Science Professor
    Andre Audette
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Being part of the Parent and Family Council allows us to connect with the college as parents and take part in campus projects that bring value to Monmouth students. As parents, if you have the opportunity to be involved in the council, do it!”

    Bill and Malloree Buchanan (parents of Tyler Buchanan ’20 graduate)
  • “My daughter decided to go to Monmouth because of the individual support, the beautiful campus and small class sizes. She has participated in activities that she wouldn’t have had a chance to at a larger college.”

    Kent Barrington
  • “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
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