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Communication and Journalism Advising


We can advise you on:

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


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


10:00am – 12:00pm

1:00pm – 3:00pm 


10:00am – 12:00pm

Non-major Requirements Advising

This office does not advise on general education requirements, BA requirements, or BS requirements. To obtain advising for those requirements, visit the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences advising office. For advising on other majors and minors, contact those respective departments.

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.

Contact Us

Department of Communication
Northern Illinois University
Watson Hall 210
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1563
Fax: 815-753-7109

Acting Department Chair

Mehdi Semati
Phone: 815-753-7028