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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


Last COMMTuesday of Semester on 12/1/20

Last COMMTuesday of the semester on 12/1/20 at 3:30PM-4:30PM! Students who attend will be entered in a raffle for Starbucks Gift Cards.

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2nd Virtual COMMTuesday: Scheduling and Positivity

On October 27th, the Student Advisory Board held its second COMMTuesday! Students were given the exciting opportunity to choose what they wanted to learn!

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2nd Virtual COMMTuesday: Student Films

On October 27th, the Communication Studies Student Advisory Board chose to shake up their typical format of the monthly COMMTuesday events in order to highlight two incredible student films: "Tides" by Katrina Bragat '20 and "Lost Souls" by Jake Leuzzi '21.

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COMMTuesday on 10/27/20 at 3:30PM

For this month's COMMTuesday starting at 3:30PM, students can either: Receive help and get questions answered about registering for classes next semester or learn tips on how take care of mental health through some meditation and positivity advice. At 4:00PM, we're having a chat with COM students Katrina Bragat '20 and Jake Leuzzi '21 about their films that were featured in the 2020 American Public Health Association Film Festival!

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Virtual Forum about Understanding the Spread of Extremism 10/16/20

Join an online forum about "Understanding the Spread of Extremism" led by Representative Tom Malinowski, featuring Elizabeth Neumann, former Assistant Secretary for Counterterrorism and Threat Prevention at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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Communication Studies Students and Professor Publish Article about Corona Virus

Six Communication Studies students and Professor John Pollock recently published an article on nationwide coverage of federal government responses to the coronavirus crisis.

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