Want to be in front of the camera or behind the mike? On the air or in the field? Learn about different areas of communication through Monmouth's Bachelor of Arts in Communication program. With state-of-the-art studios and editing facilities located on campus in the Jules L. Plangere Jr. Center for Communication, students gain experience through hands-on course work, guided by seasoned faculty who research and work in the industry.
Students majoring in communication choose from these three clusters:
Students in this cluster acquire the skills necessary for success in the converging professional broadcast fields. In our technologically advanced Plangere Center, students have hands-on access to production, editing, and automation tools used in professional settings. Outside of the classroom, they can further develop their skills by participating in Hawk TV , the campus television station, and WMCX, the student-run FM radio station.
In this cluster, students develop a diverse and deep understanding of public relations and journalism, allowing for a wide variety of career opportunities - from copywriting and editing to campaign planning and crisis management. With the guidance of our experienced faculty, this cluster enables emerging journalists and creative writers to research and report stories for class assignments, while also taking part in organizations such as The Outlook, the student-run newspaper The Verge, the online news portal; and the University's PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America).
Students in this cluster apply theoretical knowledge to everyday life by developing communication skills in their personal relationships, workplaces, and communities. The program offers a well-rounded curriculum that allows students to explore various communication fields and customize their course work according to their particular interests. Students are well-prepared for careers in business, law, education, government, and the arts. They can also participate in the University's student-run performance group, CommWorks.
Curriculum Chart: BA in Communication (including Radio/Television, Public Relations/Journalism, and Communication Studies)