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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

Field Trip: Environment Documentary Spring 2020

Students in the Spring 2020 Documentary Production Class were given a close-up look at environmental stewardship being applied in the field.  This spring’s documentary class specialized  in environmental documentary and video production.

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A Competitive Panel at Kentucky Conference on Health Communication

Dr. Yifeng Hu & Assistant Professor of the Department of Interactive Multimedia Josh Fishburn, together with Public Health & Communication Studies double major students senior Katie La Capria and junior Deanna Amarosa, presented their innovative video game for alcohol education project, Fresh Start, at the Kentucky Conference on Health Communication, April 2020.

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Summer COM270 Special Topics Online

COM270: Communicating Risk in Public Health Emergencies is being offered this summer online. Learn about communication strategies regarding Public Health Preparedness and large-scale emergencies.

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New Minor: Broadcast and Multimedia Journalism

Looking for a minor? We have a new one to introduce that combines courses from Journalism  & Professional Writing, Communication Studies, Interactive Multimedia and Art Visual Arts.

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Communication Studies Virtual Showcase Recap

TCNJ's Communication Studies Department held a highly successful Virtual Student Showcase in lieu of meeting in person for Accepted Students Day, April 19, 2020.

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Summer 2020 Online Classes

COM is offering online classes for Summer 2020!

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