Academics

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

A caring 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, Parkinson’s and cervical cancet; written and directed their own plays in our theatre department; 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.

Take a tour

A coffee shop, academic support center, conference rooms to hold meetings about group projects, lots of quiet places to study and a beautiful outdoor terrace. They are but a few of the features that make Hewes Library one of the more popular places on campus. Click on the image below to open the tour, which begins in the Hewes Library great room. 

Launch Academic and Career Excellence

“The students and professors all helped me transition from my old school to here and the family aspect really hit home immediately. It felt like I had been here forever. The professors and advisors really helped with the transition of credits which can be a challenge but here it was never an issue.”

Trevor Davis ’21, transferred from Southwestern Illinois College
Feeling Validated
A Sense of Community and Home
Everybody Is On Everybody’s Team

“A liberal arts education has been enormous in my development as an engineer. Through the rigorous coursework and critical thinking assignments at Monmouth, I can clearly articulate technical concepts in writing that has advanced my career.”

Stefan Flynn ’14, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Stefan Flynn

“Monmouth College significantly impacted my life. It built my confidence, and it challenged me, and it continues to challenge me today.”

Jenny Sanberg ’10, Assistant Director of Career Development & Internships, Wackerle Center for Career, Leadership & Fellowships
Jenni Sanberg

“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’m so grateful for Monmouth College. It’s crazy to think that you come to college thinking you’re going to do something and you come out doing something else.”

Yulissa Avila ’19, City Year
Yulissa Avila
Andre Audette, Political Science Professor
John Huxtable ’04
Justin Swearinger (Assistant Professor of Music)
Alan Betourne ’05 (Head Baseball Coach)
Shelley ’89 & Olivia Postin ’24
Corey Pevitz ’24 with Andi Koek & Sunny Gold
Lauren Lehmann ’24 with Scot & Michelle Lehmann
Anita Gándara ’24 with Maria & José Gándara
  • Summer Opportunities for Intellectual Activity (SOFIA)

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  • Yahnke Internship

    Yahnke Internship FundPreparing you for the real world