Only at Monmouth

These are the things that set us apart.
Welcome to Monmouth. 

Find your calling

At Monmouth, part of our general education experience is Integrated Studies. During your first year, you will take our “Introduction to Liberal Arts” course, where you will share common experiences related to understanding human values and purposes with all first-year students.

In “Global Perspectives” your second year, you will learn about the broader world. After that, it is time to begin to think about your place in the world in one of our “Reflections” courses. And, finally, during your senior year, you will explore what it means to be a citizen in your community, nation and the world in courses of civic duty with service or experiential learning.

Be the change

Our Center for Civic and Social Change empowers students to bring their academic work and individual passions together to serve their local communities and the world. It is a focal point for civic engagement and engaged learning on campus and it brings together some of our distinctive programs including the Educational Garden & Farm; Global Food Security; Global Public Health; Peace, Ethics and Social Justice; Peace Corps Preparation Program; and the Rural Education Initiative. 

Space to create, perform and inspire

At Monmouth, you have the chance to create and inspire. Whether you are performing a play at one of our two campus theatres, designing sculptures in a studio or playing the cello on the stage of the Dahl Chapel and Auditorium. Our Len G. Everett Galleries regularly exhibit works from the College’s permanent collection as well as exhibitions from regional and national artists, including or own students.

Fun on the farm … Lux Institute Students explore the LeSuer Nature Preserve Lux Institute Students explore the LeSuer Nature Preserve

The Educational Garden & Farm offers students and community members opportunities to be involved in sustainable and organic food production. These initiatives promote health, education, conservation and permanence. Both intensive and 100 percent organic agricultural methods are employed.

… and the nature preserve

A 10-minute walk from campus, the 16.5 acre LeSuer Nature Preserve is a unique educational and recreational area. Rolling hills bisected by a large stream offer upland grassland, forest, riparian and aquatic habitats for study. The popular nature trail is open to the public. 

Undergrad research from the start

Don’t wait for research opportunities. We offer them right from the start. Our Summer Opportunity for Intellectual Activity program gives students a research project with professors during the summer before they start their first semester. Our Honors Program brings together highly engaged and intellectually ambitious students. And we are the home of the Midwest Journal of Undergraduate Research where, under the mentorship of faculty, our students participate as editors of this national journal. 

Beatrix Thornton '19 presents her research at Scholars Day. Beatrix Thornton '19 presents her research at Scholars Day.

All Monmouth students complete a senior capstone experience in their majorWhat that looks like depends on the discipline: students may complete a research project, thesis, performance, exhibition, portfolio of work or senior seminar. Their work is displayed during our annual Scholar’s Day events.