Advising & Registration
Students are assigned an advisor when they declare their major. However, students may ask a faculty member to be their advisor. A list of all Department majors and their advisors is posted on Web Advisor.
All students who fail to maintain a 2.00 G.P.A. will be contacted by the Chair and encouraged to meet with their advisor on a regular basis.
Students must meet with their advisor before registering for their classes. Prior to registration, faculty will contact (usually via email), asking students to sign up for an appointment. Students register based on how many credits they have earned. First semester freshman have earned zero.
Preparing for Advising:
- Review the Web Advisor for available courses.
- Check Course Offering Information (Schedule and Instructions) on the Registration webpage; you'll find the date that you can begin to register for classes.
- Review General Education information:
- Print a current/up-to-date copy of your Program Evaluation ("Evaluate Program") on Web Advisor.
- Sign up for an appointment as directed by your advisor.
- Be prompt for your appointment. Bring your 1) Program Evaluation, 2) tentative schedule, and 3) information about optional classes. Your advisor will not meet with you if you do not bring all of these items.
All programs of study have related electives. The following table includes courses that may count as a related elective.
Any additional Communication course can count as a related Elective. Additional courses in English, Business, Psychology, Music, Art, and other courses may be included in this area. Students should consult regularly with their advisor to determine what course can be included in the Related Electives category.
Electronic Media Emphasis
Communication courses can count as a Related Elective. Additional courses in English, Business, Psychology, Music, and other courses may be included in this area. Students should consult regularly with their advisor to determine what courses can be included in the Related Electives category.
Public Relations Emphasis
Any Communication courses can count as a Related Elective. Additional courses in Graphic Design, Business, Art, Psychology, Music, English and other courses may be included in this area. Students should consult regularly with their advisor to determine what courses can be included in the Related Electives category.
You are responsible for keeping track of your academic progress. We recommend that, at least once a semester, you check your Program Evaluation on Web Advisor and report any irregularities to your academic advisor. Your advisor's role is to provide assistance and insight.
Current MU students who take courses at other colleges/universities need to contact Admissions to determine if credits transfer. We recommend contacting Admissions before registering for classes at another school.
Special Projects: COM 2250 & 4450
Students can pursue additional credits with departmentally related projects for COM 2250/4450. The course may be taken for 1, 2, or 3
credits and may be repeated. Anyone wishing to enroll in COM 2250/4450 should consult with their advisor and/or the professor they want to
supervise their project.
- Students must have a minimum of GPA of 2.5 and 24 credit hours completed by the time they wish to take this course.
- Students must complete the Special Topics Form.
- Students must attach a contract specifying what will be done, how it will be done, and how the student will be graded.
- The complete form and contract must be signed by the appropriate individuals and returned to the Registrar's Office before
the end of the Add Period at the beginning of each semester. Please note that the course is NOT LISTED on Web Advisor and that this is the only
way to enroll in the courses.