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About the Department

Match your message to your medium at TCNJ. Choose from three specializations— public communication and mass media, radio/television/film, or interpersonal and organizational communication—and earn an outstanding education. Our program integrates deep conceptual knowledge with strong practical experience, through close collaboration with faculty mentors whose influence stretches from scholarly research to creative media production. The result? Students do more than master the technical skills of the discipline—they learn to think critically about the way messages are created, conveyed, and consumed in modern society.

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Recent News

  • April 23, 2015

    Two TCNJ Communication Studies faculty are still going strong, publishing blog posts, articles, and even a new book featuring research from current Communication Studies students.

  • April 24, 2015

    Communication studies professor John Pollock has a new book out this month—and 28 TCNJ students share credit in its creation.

  • March 23, 2015

    Students from the ESL program and Professor Yifeng Hu’s Intercultural Communication class (COM 411) came together to practice language skills and learn about other cultures.

  • February 26, 2015

    The Roar is the student newsletter for the Department of Communication Studies : A National Leader in Student-Faculty Engagement.

  • February 13, 2015

    The MacArthur fellow and documentary filmmaker spoke to the students about his path to filmmaking and the varied career options open to them.

  • January 20, 2015

    students in Dr. Hu’s New Media and Health Communication class demystified the eight most misunderstood healthcare terms.

National Leader

We were named the #1 undergraduate communication studies program in the nation, in recognition of faculty-mentored student achievement.



Distinguished Faculty

From research presented at conferences to films screened at festivals, students produce professional work under the guidance of distinguished faculty mentors.

Pathways to Success

Apply classroom learning to practical experience, leveraging your skills into top-tier internships and careers in media, business, public service, and more.