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About the Department

Students develop competencies in message design and media production, social scientific and critical analysis of communication, research design and data interpretation, and news and feature writing. Our faculty are distinguished researchers, filmmakers, consultants, and professional writers. Alongside their faculty mentors, students have co-authored research papers, presented at academic conferences, participated in regional journalism competitions, and collaborated on all phases of media production.

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Comm Studies

National Leader

Student achievement makes us an award-winning communication studies program.

Comm Studies

Distinguished Faculty

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

Comm Studies

Pathways to Success

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


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Experiential Learning and Achievement

Students develop their creative talents and apply classroom learning through vibrant outreach activities, such as internships, research, film/video production, film/video festival participation, and conference presentations.

A Message from the Chair

When a dynamic Arts and Communication school exists in a top-tier liberal arts college, the possibilities for invention and evolution are limitless. You will be immersed in the exploration of diverse cultures and equipped with the rigorous intellectual preparation to be resourceful, agile, and effective in your pursuits. This community is inclusive. It is perpetually questioning. And it will give you the comprehensive tools and experience to forge your path and flourish as a productive citizen in a complex world.

Susan Ryan



Department of Communication, Journalism, and Film
Kendall Hall 235
The College of New Jersey
P.O. Box 7718
Ewing, NJ 08628