Students may be assigned to a faculty member based on their particular emphasis. Faculty members serve as an advisor to the student. Students may also request to be assigned to a particular advisor. The student should contact their faculty advisor at least once a semester. The faculty advisors help with preparing class schedules, filing upper-division forms, answering questions about the university and much more.
In addition to the faculty advisors, the College of Mass Communication employs two full-time college advisors. Hattie Traylor serves as the advisor for all pre-candidacy School of Journalism students and advisor for the Department of Electronic Media Communication. Olivia Young serves as the College advisor for all pre-candidacy Recording Industry students. Mrs. Traylor & Mrs. Young are available to answer questions from any faculty member or student, but they specialize in helping freshmen, transfer students, and students experiencing academic difficulty. They also play a pivotal role in customs and registration.
Hattie Traylor - Academic Advisor (EMC & Journalism)
Office: Mass Comm 238A, firstname.lastname@example.org
Olivia Young - Academic Advisor (Recording Industry)
Office: Mass Comm 238A, email@example.com
For more information, please see the Mass Comm Advising Guide or visit the Academic Advising Network.
Candidacy requirements apply to certain majors in the College of Mass Communication. This is based on research indicating a relationship between completion of certain required classes with certain minimum grade point expectations and both performance and retention in the major. In addition, the requirements specified in the candidacy program are consistent with requirements of our national accrediting agency.
Admission to most upper division professional courses in the College of Mass Communication will be restricted to students admitted to candidacy. Certain majors in the College of Mass Communication should apply for admission to candidacy at the end of the semester in which they will have completed 45 semester hours of coursework.
EMC Friday Forums: Every Friday, all are welcome to participate in an open conversation about the exciting things happening in the department and field.
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, COMM 103
For more information on these events, please click here.