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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

First COMMTuesday of the Spring Semester!

Join us for the first CommTuesday of the Spring semester to chat with Communication Studies students about their internship experiences!

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Dr. Paul D'Angelo Recognized as an International Scholar

Dr. Paul D'Angelo, a Communication Studies professor at TCNJ, has become an internationally recognized scholar, in part from his work in advancing news framing analysis.

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WTSR and LTV - Two Nominations for the 2021 IBS Media Awards

Join us in congratulating WTSR Underground for their two nominations for the 2021 Intercollegiate Broadcast System Media Awards. WTSR Underground is a joint project involving members of both WTSR and LTV (Lions TV), who work together on the production.

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Breaking Out of The TCNJ Bubble

The 2020 Polansky Fellowship Award recipient shared how an intercultural communication class, combined with an advanced community engaged learning element, helped her and her peers break out of the TCNJ bubble, and shaped them into who they are today.

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COMMTuesday December 2020: Thinking About the Future!

As the semester comes to a close, the Communication Studies Department’s Student Advisory Board hosted their last COMMTuesday of the semester on December 1st, 2020 from 3:30PM to 4:30PM. 

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Dr. Yachao Li & Select Students Research COVID-19 Stigma

The widespread impact of the coronavirus pandemic can be seen virtually everywhere, including social media. Assistant Professor of Communication Studies and Public Health Yachao Li and a team of four TCNJ students analyzed how COVID-19 stigma was created and communicated on Twitter.

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Carly Nocchi '22 Wins 2020 Polansky Fellowship Award

Please join us in congratulating Communication Studies student, Carly Nocchi '22, on winning the 2020 Polansky Fellowship Award.

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