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Bachelor of Arts in Communication

A Bachelor’s degree in Communication at Monmouth University provides students with the knowledge and theoretical framework needed to excel in industry-related professions or entry into master-level study.

Emerging technologies play an important role in the success of our Communication majors in any of the three clusters offered within the degree program:

Effective communication is vital to success in all careers. At Monmouth University, communication majors at the undergraduate and graduate levels gain skills they need to exceed in today’s competitive fields. The comprehensive program of study prepares students to become competent writers, speakers, critical thinkers, producers, and problem-solvers. Our facilities include spaces for immersive, hands-on experiences in our state-of-the-art radio station, newspaper office, TV studio, public relations firm, performance space, and interactive digital media lab.

Learn more about the BA in Communication requirements in the University’s academic catalog.

Journalism/Public Relations

Journalism/Public Relations students develop a deep understanding of the contrasting media fields to prepare them for a wide variety of career opportunities. The faculty bring strong backgrounds to enable students to master everything from interviewing, reporting and editing to campaign planning, crisis communication, and social media strategy.

Photo of students attending the Annual Communication Career Program

Our Annual Communication Career Program provides students with field related mentorship.

The program enables emerging journalists to research and report stories by serving on the award winning newspaper, The Outlook. Emerging publicists develop campaigns, design publications or communications through the nationally accredited and certified PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society) or becoming part of the team on the Shadow PR Firm.

Media Studies & Production

In the Media Studies & Production, students learn in impressive cutting-edge facilities that are welcoming and conducive to learning, guided by a seasoned faculty with years of professional experience. Students acquire critical thinking skills, combining theory and practice to create stories that matter. From the day they arrive on campus, students practice their skills at Hawk TV, the student-run television station, and WMCX, the 1000-watt radio station, both streaming online to worldwide audiences. Interactive Digital Media (IDM) provides students with a media makerspace and an opportunity to produce and design with emerging technologies like web apps, virtual reality, internet-of-things, 3d printing, and game design engines. Our students take advantage of a wide range of Internship opportunities in New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia and beyond, which often lead to careers at ESPN, NBC, iHeart Media, Sirius XM, as well as at the State Department, Major League Baseball, Yashi and iCIMS.

Group photo of students who helped staff the FilmOneFest in Atlantic Highlands, NJ.

Some of our students helped staff the FilmOneFest in Atlantic Highlands, NJ.

Communication Studies

Communication Studies prepares students for enhanced communication skills and arts applications that lead to success in all consequential human endeavors. Workplace applications of leadership skills that enable management of organizational communication, human resources, and a variety of performance behaviors, affect a broad range of professional activities in numerous enterprises. The program offers a well-rounded, flexible curriculum that emphasizes strategic messages across multiple mediums. Faculty teach students to evaluate, design, integrate, present and implement messages in order to solve problems in the real world.

Photo from a student-run campus event.

Student-run organizations program and host campus events.

Students Committed to Performance –CommWorks provides opportunities to use performance as a means to transform, educate, entertain and empower audiences. The Monmouth Oral Communication Center – MOCC offers peer coaching to MU students looking to improve their oral presentation skills

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