Permission Credits

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COMS 407 Practicum

COMS 407 Practicum refers to a course of study in which you apply your learned skills or knowledge – you put them into practice. In other words, it is a project or duty where you apply your skills and learning.

Independent Study/Directed Individual Study

An Independent Study/Directed Individual Study provides you with an opportunity for individual faculty mentoring and engagement in the completion of a project. Consult with a faculty member who will oversee your project.

  • COMS 498A Independent Study: research projects for Communication majors and minors
  • COMS 498B Media Production Independent Study: media production projects for Communication majors and minors
  • JOUR 495 Directed Individual Study: journalistic research or production projects for Journalism majors or minors

Undergraduate Advising

Laura Vazquez, Ph.D.
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Watson Hall 213
815-753-7107
lvazquez@niu.edu 

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

Ryan Pumroy
815-753-5354
Watson Hall 217
pumroy@niu.edu

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