Advisement

Students meet their advisors

Guiding your academic path

The department of communication is committed to helping you plan and schedule your courses to successfully fulfill University requirements and to achieve your academic and career goals. To ensure that you are on-track with your studies, plan to meet with your academic advisor at least once a semester.

Undergraduate advising

If you are pursuing an undergraduate major, minor, or certificate in the department of communication, contact Mr. Jay Howard, departmental academic advisor, for advising assistance.  If you have completed fewer than 75 hours, you are required to speak with and receive your advisor's release to register for classes.

If you are pursuing the undergraduate certificate in conflict and dispute resolution, contact Dr. Charlene Berquist, the certificate advisor, to schedule an advising appointment and establish your program of study. 

Graduate advising

If you are pursuing a Master of Arts in Communication, contact Dr. Carrisa Hoelscher, director of graduate studies, for advising assistance. You must receive advisor release prior to registering for each semester of graduate study.

If you are a student in the MPS applied communication option, see the MPS advisement page to schedule an advising appointment. If you are pursuing the graduate certificate in conflict and dispute resolution, contact Dr. Charlene Berquist, the certificate advisor, to schedule an advising appointment and establish your program of study.

Graduate students are also required to submit an advisor approved program of study to the Graduate College before 14 hours have been completed.