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.

  • “Being able to walk around campus with at least five people saying hello gives me a feeling of closeness and a little home away from home.”

    Erika Cruz ’21, Business & Public Relations
    Erika Cruz
  • “Monmouth is my home and offers me countless opportunities to grow academically and individually. The professors ensure students know that their door is always open, whether it be related to class or just life in general. There is never a lack of activity or energy on campus – it’s always buzzing!”

    Elizabeth Gustafson ’22, Business Administration and Communication Studies
    Elizabeth Gustafson
  • “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
  • “Monmouth means running into anyone and everyone on campus with a smile and knowing each person.”

    Morgan Bemis ’21, Alton, Ill.
    Morgan Bemis
  • “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
  • “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
  • “The people you meet, and bonds you form, are what sets Monmouth into a class of its own.”

    Chris Knutson ’16, transferred from Carl Sandburg, currently Chemistry PhD candidate at University of Iowa
  • “Monmouth prepared me for collaborative work through relationships with my peers and mentors.”

    Diana Rubi ’18, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant & Refugee Rights
    Diana Rubi
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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 College offers a peaceful and stimulating environment for learning and teaching, and I enjoy these features very much.”

    Annie Moore, French Lecturer
    Annie Moore
  • “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)
  • “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)
  • “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
  • Global Public Health

    Minor inSolving world problems.

  • Off-Campus Experiences

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