Communication Studies

Effectively share information. Tell powerful stories. Connect with consumers across devices.

Effective communication could not be more important

As our world becomes more complex, the ability to communicate clearly — to share information, to tell entertaining stories, to connect with loved ones and coworkers across all kinds of devices — has never been more important. But what does successful communication look like?

Whether you want to create a new show for Hulu, start a podcast, help a small business build their social media following or bring people together, the ability to communicate well will take you far.

We teach students not just how to communicate but why we communicate and the impact of our communication.

The major focuses of our program are on human communication in the widest variety of settings — from face-to-face to mass media, for both professional and personal development. Our courses stress the general knowledge of the communication process and skillful development and presentation of messages.

Hands-on experience 

Our students gain practical experience through internships, independent study and vibrant co-curricular activities, including opportunities with campus radio and TV stations and our student newspaper, the Courier. Our graduates pursue fulfilling, successful professional careers spanning a variety of fields, including journalism, hospitality, human resources, higher education, social media and public relations.

Tune In

Take a listen to WPFS-FM (105.9) – our student-run radio station:

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  • <blockquote class="callout-quote"><div class="callout-quote-text"><p> “Communication helped me prepare to handle anything my job throws at me. I’ve been able to learn different skills from interpersonal communication to website design and editing.”</p></div><footer class="callout-quote-footer">Amber (Berge) Hamer ’16</footer></blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="callout-quote"><div class="callout-quote-text"><p> “One of my favorite memories is helping out with the sports anchor duties on MC-TV. My experience at Monmouth has helped me achieve great things, especially in my current position at Capital One as an Anti-Money Laundering Investigator.”</p></div><footer class="callout-quote-footer">Dan Steamer ’12</footer></blockquote>

Communication Studies News

  • From Uninformed to Misinformed

    News consumers should ‘demand that you get accurate information,’ ag media veteran Adams says at Wiswell-Robeson Lecture.
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  • Nate Baliva ? retouched ? 2021

    Episode No. 2: Sept. 9, 2022

    The Voice of Fighting Scots Athletics and Monmouth College Sports Information Director Nathan Baliva discusses what it is like to cover an NCAA Division III athletics program, as well as what it was like to watch a young Yadier Molina cut down would-be base-stealers in Peoria, Illinois.
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  • Episode No. 1: Sept. 2, 2022

    In the first edition of Monmouth College Conversations, meet some of the staff members of WPFS-FM: faculty adviser Chris Goble, station manager Jan Abel ’24 and social media manager Charlie Conkle ’24.
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