Special Departmental Policies
An “in-person” major advising appointment is required for students to declare a Communication Studies major. Students cannot declare by email, phone, or fax. Additionally, the official grades of all prerequisite courses must be recorded on the student’s transcript before the student can apply to the major.
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Communication Studies Advising
Advising appointments are only scheduled online at: www.lsa.umich.edu/comm/undergraduate. Students should schedule an advising appointment on the online appointment system with the undergraduate program coordinator to declare a Communications Studies major, discuss progress in the major, or to complete Major Release Forms. Students seeking approval for domestic transfer credit toward the major can meet with any faculty advisor. Students seeking approval for transfer credit from study abroad must meet with the department faculty foreign credit evaluator. Additionally, the department's faculty provide regular office hours to discuss current courses or other issues.
Prospective majors can schedule a pre-major appointment with the undergraduate program coordinator anytime, but no later than the second term of the sophomore year. Most majors continue to see an advisor at least once a year. In any case, students must consult with the undergraduate program coordinator during the first term of their senior year to ensure that required courses will be completed for graduation.
Special Departmental Policies. An "in-person" major advising appointment is required for students to declare a Communication Studies major. Students cannot declare by email, phone, or fax. All prerequisite courses must be completed before the student can declare the major.
Communication Studies Departmental Information
Mass communication is a powerful and complex set of processes. In its various form it both shapes and is shaped by the social and cultural contexts in which it occurs. Mass communication involves the creation, dissemination, and reception of many kinds of messages. Their meanings structure the ways people and societies understand themselves and their world, as well as their politics, social relations, and identities.
MACS is a group of undergraduate majors and prospective majors who meet on a regular basis to explore career and internship opportunities in communications related markets. A primary goal of MACS is to provide a forum that perpetuates student leadership, interaction (networking), and professional development. For more information see the MACS website :
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