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Communication and Journalism Advising

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Hours

Drop-in Hours for Spring 2018 (1/8/2018 – 5/11/2018)

Watson Hall 217

Monday/Wednesday 

10:00am – 12:00pm

1:00pm – 3:00pm 

Tuesday/Thursday

10:00am – 12:00pm

We can advise you on:

If you have questions, please email Ryan Pumroy at comsadvising@niu.edu. It is preferred you contact the office via email in advance.

When to Seek Advising

Advising for upcoming summer and fall semesters should be completed by March. Advising for upcoming spring semesters should be completed by October. Advising for your major is not required, but it is highly recommended to ensure you are on the right track. Students are welcome to seek advising whenever help is needed.

College Advising

Advising on general education requirements, B.A. requirements, or B.S. requirements can be obtained by visiting the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences advising office.

For advising on majors and minors outside of the Department of Communication, you must contact those respective departments.

Questions about COMS 407 Practicum?

If you have questions about COMS 407 Practicum, please review this webpage.

Internships

For information about internship credits in communication or journalism, please contact:

  • Professor Laura Vazquez, lvazquez@niu.edu, Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Communication
  • Jack King, jackking@niu.edu, Director of Student Professional Development for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

COMS 100

If you have any questions related to the COMS 100 gen ed requirement, review this page first. You can find information on the OCCE exam and who to contact on that page.

COMS 100 Advising

Ferald Bryan
Watson Hall 216
815-753-7100
fbryan@niu.edu


Undergraduate Advising

Laura Vazquez
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Watson Hall 213
(815) 753-7107

Nathan Rice
Office Support Specialist
Watson Hall 209
(815) 753-1712
nrice1@niu.edu

Ryan Pumroy
(815) 753-5354
Watson Hall 217
comsadvising@niu.edu


Graduate Advising

Kathleen Valde
Director of Graduate Studies
Watson Hall 205
815-753-7106
kvalde@niu.edu