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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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National Leader

Student achievement makes us the #1 undergraduate communication studies program in the nation.


Distinguished Faculty

From papers to film screenings, students produce professional work guided by faculty mentors.


Pathways to Success

Leverage skills, knowledge, and experience into prime spots in media, business, public service, and more.

Recent News

Radio/TV/Film Alumni Win at Brightside Film Festival

Radio/Television/Film graduates win at Brightside Film Festival 2019

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Welcome New Faculty Dr. Yachao Li!

Please welcome Dr. Yachao (Bruce) Li, an award-winning teacher-scholar with expertise in interpersonal communication, health communication, communication theory, and research methods, to join us as a new Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies and the Department of Public Health at The College of New Jersey.

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Award-Winning Professor Larry Frey Lectures on Research to Help Community Activists

Dr. Lawrence R. (Larry) Frey, a renowned communication professor at the University of Colorado - Boulder, visited the College October 24, 2018, to discuss the promotion of social justice through communication activism. Frey was hosted by the School of Arts & Communication.

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Students Facilitated a Screening and Discussion of "Unnatural Causes"

This report summarizes key information from the “Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?” Film Screening and Interactive Community Discussion, which took place on April 1, 2019 at TCNJ’s Library Auditorium.

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Dr. John C. Pollock Lecture Explores Human Rights Coverage, Occupational Prototypes and Career “Odysseys”

Dr. John Pollock discusses the human rights coverage, career odysseys, and more during his Fall 2018 lecture.

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TCNJ Students Present at DC Health Conference

TCNJ Communication Studies students were the only undergraduate students In the nation invited to present refereed papers at the biannual DC Health Communication Conference in Fairfax, VA, April 26-27, 2019, hosted by George Mason University.

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