Watch the Communication Studies Major Overview Video and Orientation Materials

Please watch the video major overview for all Communication Studies concentrations:

Spring 2021 Academic Advising Walkthrough from Jason Wrench on Vimeo. Closed captions: Spring 2021 Academic Advising Walkthrough_otter.ai (1).

https://newpaltz.knowmia.com/Qi7F

Here is the presentation:

CMM TO Spring 2021 Presentation

Every student must know how to read their DegreeWorks progress report: Tour of Progress Report – Transfers & First Year

Our department requires students to use the My Schedule Planner tool for creating their class schedule before meeting with their advisor. Please watch the tutorials: https://hawksites.newpaltz.edu/dmjnews/2020/03/09/use-my-schedule-planner/

Go through the Advising Checklist: Transfer-Advising-Checklist_for Fall 2021

Internships are OPTIONAL for Comm majors. Understand the requirements to be eligible to do an internship, by reading this post.

Want to Declare a Comm Major or Minor? Here’s the Paperwork…

Want to declare or change a major or minor within the Department of Communication?

To declare or change a major:

1. Please fill out these 2 forms (attached here in one PDF):

DECLARATION AND INTERNSHIP POLICY FOR NEW MAJORS_1.2.2020

Declaration/Change of Major form (page 1)
Acknowledgement of Internship Credit Policy (page 2)

Communication students aren’t required to do internships but are encouraged to do one. This form explains that it is your responsibility to get certified eligible to do an internship at least one semester PRIOR to LOOKING for an internship placement. Once approved for credit, approval remains valid until graduation, so long as your GPA remains above 2.5.

To declare or change a minor, fill out this form:

Declaration of Minor Form

2. Print, sign and scan or photograph each page and email to Amy Witkus at Witkusa@newpaltz.edu

You will be assigned a faculty advisor in our department.