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Communication Studies

We are speakers.

We are listeners.

We are persuaders.

We are performers.

We are leaders.

We are citizens.

We are communicators.

 Communication is everywhere, and in this rapidly changing global environment, we need ethical, persuasive, bold, diverse, and critical communicators who can wear many hats and are ready to help change the world!

 The jobs of today and tomorrow need people who can think creatively, work collaboratively, and argue persuasively. The Communication Studies curriculum prepares you to meet these challenges anywhere your interests take you. We help you develop exceptional skills in:

  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Persuasion
  • Performance
  • Public Advocacy
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Collaborative Leadership
  • Media Savvy Messaging
  • Engaging Diverse Audiences

You’ll gain empowering leadership and relationship-building skills that can apply to management, leadership, media, human resources, and research jobs in nonprofit, government, education, and corporate settings. Take your learning beyond the classroom as you work directly with community partners and build valuable connections.

Communication Studies offers a well-rounded, flexible curriculum that emphasizes strategic 21st century messages across multiple mediums and contexts:

  • Digital media
  • Media Literacy
  • Performance & Cultural Studies
  • Professional media writing
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Small Group Communication
  • Public Speaking
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Political Communication
  • Family Communication
  • Leadership Communication
  • Community Engagement
  • Communication Ethics
  • Listening
  • Rhetoric and Persuasion

You can also select elective courses in Public Relations, Journalism, and Media Studies & Production.

Deepen your learning beyond the classroom. Build your confidence as a peer tutor with the Monmouth Oral Communication Center.  Celebrate your creative talents in CommWorks: Students Committed to Performance, a diverse, supportive, student-centered club.  Create community connections through transformative Service Learning opportunities.