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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:


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.

Journalism/Public Relations

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 Shadow PR Firm and PRSSA Chapter (Public Relations Student Society of America). Monmouth University is one of 30 colleges in the world that earned Certification in Education from The Public Relations Society of America.

Communication Studies

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.