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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

Dr. Yifeng Hu Researches a New Approach to Alcohol Education

Chair of the Communication Studies department, Dr. Yifeng Hu, has been working closely with Josh Fishburn, an assistant professor for interactive multimedia and several students from different disciplines on an interactive, narrative-based video game that aims to guide students through alcohol-related situations they may face throughout college.

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Communication Studies Alumni Class of 2018 & 2019

Alumni from Communication Studies are invited to share their networking information and keep in touch with the Department.

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Students Try Out Health Communication Tools in Virtual Reality Lab

The COM345 - New Media and Health Communication class has a unit on Virtual Reality. The TCNJ Office of Instructional Design acquired 3 types of VR headsets allowing the TCNJ faculty to use them for their classes.

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3rd CommTuesday Recap – Destressing Before Finals!

December 3rd 3:30-4:30, the TCNJ Communication Studies Student Advisory Board held their third CommTuesday event of the year.

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Internship Spotlight — Kim Tang

Kim Tang shared with us her experience interning in Washington D.C. as the Social Media Intern for National Geographic Society this past summer.

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Professor Larry Litwin's Course Brings Public Relations Veteran to Campus

During the fall 2019 semester, Professor Larry Litwin’s Topics in Communication Studies class (Introduction to Public Relations/Strategic Communication) heard from New York City-based veteran public relations practitioner Damira Bowles.

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