Communication Studies advisors are available to help students plan a program of study that fits with their career goals, identify courses aligned with their interests, address issues they might encounter in classes, learn more about Comm Club and Lambda Pi Eta, and stay on track for graduation. Advisors are also able to discuss internships, career options, and the process of applying to graduate school.
To declare a Communication Studies major or minor, students should meet with a Communication Studies departmental advisor. Advisors' contact information and regular office hours are posted below; other times are available by appointment. All Communication Studies majors and minors should meet with an advisor during their first semester as a CS major or minor. Regular meetings with advisors are strongly encouraged.
The Arts & Sciences Center in 107 Oldfather Hall is also available to answer questions about A&S and ACE requirements. Information and forms to evaluate transfer credit and apply for graduation are available on the Arts & Sciences Advising page.
The following procedures should help you make the most of the Communication
Studies advising process.
- To declare a Communication Studies major, please meet with a Communication Studies departmental advisor.
- You should meet with the Communication Studies advisor early in your
program to discuss and file a program of study. Regular meetings
with a departmental advisor are strongly encouraged.
- Keep your undergraduate guide because this will
aid you and your advisor in working out semester schedules.
- Complete a degree audit form after you have
completed 89 credit hours. This form is needed for the Credential
Office to verify that you have fulfilled your major requirements
for graduation. After completion of the senior check, you need
to complete the degree audit.
- To declare a Communication Studies minor please contact a Communication Studies departmental advisor.
- You should discuss with your academic advisor
which would be best suited to your program of study either a Plan
A (18 hour minor-stand alone) or Plan B (12 hour minor which
must be coupled with another 12 hour minor).
- You should meet with the Communication Studies advisor early in your program to discuss a curricular emphasis
for your minor. Regular meetings with your advisor are strongly
- Keep this undergraduate guide because this
will aid you and your advisor in working out semester schedules
and to ensure you are taking all the appropriate courses to complete