Transfers: Register for Internship Eligibility Once You Have 30 New Paltz Credits

Transfer students, you should apply for internship eligibility once you have 30 New Paltz credits. Applying for internship eligibility means you must be approved to earn credits for any internship you complete, before you complete it. In order to do a required internship for credits you must be certified eligible. Although you only have to be certified one semester before, we recommend you get certified asap to get the application done with. Once you are eligible you remain eligible until you graduate (unless your GPA drops below a 2.5). Here are the minimum requirements to be certified as eligible to earn internship credits. Continue reading

See an Elective? Don’t Wait to Enroll Because It Might Not be Offered for Another 3 Semesters!

The Department of Communication offers electives in each of its three concentrations on a 3-semester rotation. This means that you should enroll as soon as you see an elective that fits your concentration (for instance, Leadership & Communication, Training & Development, Negotiation, Conflict Management, Communication & Gender, Perceptions of Diversity in Communication, Crisis, Risk & Disaster Communication, etc.) because it may not be offered again for another three semesters.

For Spring 2023, the department is offering: Nonverbal Communication, Conflict Management, Crisis, Risk & Disaster Communication, Communication & Gender, and a special topics course: Talk, Technology & Society.



Seniors! Take Senior Seminars in Spring, Even if You Plan to Graduate in Dec. 2023

Most first- or second- semester seniors should take their senior seminar in the spring. The Department of Communication offers senior seminar courses in each of its three concentrations but 2 of them are offered ONLY in the SPRING: CMM454 Organizational Communication Seminar and CMM455 Relational Communication Seminar. (The Strategic Comm Seminar is offered every semester.)

First- and second-semester seniors concentrating in Organizational Communication or Relational Communication must take their senior seminar this spring. (Public Relations and Strategic Communication concentrators who will be first-semester seniors in spring 2023 are invited, but are not obligated, to take CMM 456 Seminar in Strategic Communication in the spring.) If you haven’t taken a pre-requisite research methods course, CMM352 Qualitative Communication Research Methods or CMM354 Quantitative Research Methods, this means you must get permission to take the seminar and research methods at the same time. Please meet with your major advisor SOON to discuss your path toward graduation.

Seniors- Apply for Internship Eligibility ASAP!

For any students planning on graduating in spring 2023, make sure you apply for internship eligibility by Friday, Nov 11. All DMJ majors and journalism minors are required to complete an internship in order to graduate, so if you do not apply on time you will most likely not be approved to intern in the spring which puts you at risk of not graduating on time. If you haven’t already, you must apply for internship eligibility this semester. The deadline is Friday, Nov. 11  Continue reading

Internship Eligibility Deadline is One Month Away: Nov. 11

Students wishing to intern next semester: there is one month left before the deadline!

You must apply for internship eligibility by Nov. 11 if you wish to intern during the spring semester.

Applying for internship eligibility includes completing the application and submitting your resume and progress report. If you do not do this at least one semester before your internship, it will not count for credits.

To apply for internship eligibility, visit

Apply by Nov. 11 if you want to intern next semester.