Academic Advising

Please Note: During this period of remote instruction in response to COVID-19, academic advising remains available via email, phone, and Zoom. Reach out to us for continued support!

Journalism majors and minors are strongly encouraged to consult with a faculty adviser every academic year or even every semester. Professor Kim Komenich advises all photojournalism students; print/online students can choose a faculty adviser from the list of full-time faculty here. Freshman and sophomores may pick their own adviser; upper-division students will be assigned an adviser in their junior year. As of Summer 2020, all student advising folders are electronic so students no longer need to pick them up in the department office.

Journalism Department advising is required for upper-division students. Seniors will have mandatory advising in the fall semester and juniors in the spring semester. You will receive a notice from the department, generally by email, notifying you of the deadline by which you must have completed advising. If you do not complete the advising on time, you risk losing your early priority registration for classes for the next semester. Once advising is complete, your adviser will send an email to the department office. If you do not get mandatory advising, the hold will not be lifted from your registration and you won’t be able to register for your classes. These advising sessions are not meant to be punitive. In fact, students have found that it is very helpful to meet with an adviser to plan out their academic path.

We also recommend students see an adviser in the College of Liberal and Creative Arts Advising Resource Center (ARC) to review general education and university requirements. Students who are completing a minor or an additional major should see an adviser in those programs as well.

Your visits with an adviser do not have to be restricted to the curriculum. Advisers can also help you figure out what path you should take in your career. Advisers can talk with you about internships, scholarships, membership in professional associations, and other opportunities and can review your resume, cover letters and job search strategies. This is how you begin to plan your future career.

For General Education and University Requirements

First-year Students are advised by the Undergraduate Advising Center

Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors are advised by the Advising Resource Center (ARC)

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