All Communication Studies majors and minors should meet with an advisor every semester to review their program of study. Although your program of study is subject to the approval of both your advisor and the department chair, students are responsible for developing a coherent program. 

Your Communication Studies advisor will help you:

  • plan a program of study that fits with your educational and career goals
  • identify courses consistent with your interests
  • address problems you might encounter in your classes
  • stay on track for graduation

COMM Academic Planner

Download and fill out the COMM Academic Planner. Map out your path to graduation—then bring your Planner (in electronic form) to all advising meetings.

General Advising

Please remember you have GE, SJSU Studies, and other university requirements besides the major requirements.  Make sure you check that you are meeting all requirements by going to MyProgress on your MySJSU account.  For general advising questions about topics such as Core GE requirements, the reinstatement process, and other issues not directly related to the major or minor, go to the College of Social Sciences Student Success Center, ACCESS. Online help is also available at the SJSU Advising Hub.     

Ready to apply for Graduation?

Please complete these electronic forms and have them available with you during your advising meeting: 

For Majors:

Application for Graduation (download it and save it with the following name: "ID#_Last Name_App."  For example: 010000000_Smith_App)

Major Form (download it and save it with the following name: "ID#_Last Name_Major."  For example: 010000000_Smith_Major).

For Minors:

Minor Form  (download it and save it with the following name: "ID#_Last Name_Minor."  For example: 010000000_Smith_Minor).

Communication Studies Advisors 

For summer advising, please contact:

Dr. Jennifer Morrison
June 4-29, 2018 on Wednesdays 9:00am - 12:00pm & ONLINE

Schedule appointment at

Dr. Deanna Fassett
July & August 2018
Schedule appointment by email
  Name Office Hours Contact
Ge Gao Ge Gao
HGH 211 Not available for summer advising 408-924-5383
Felipe Gomez Felipe Gómez
Associate Professor
HGH 207

Not available for summer advising

Jennifer Morrison Jennifer Morrison
CFA Dept. Rep.
HGH 201
Wed 9:00am-12:00pm by appointment only.
Schedule appointment at
Anne Marie Todd Anne Marie Todd
HGH 205 Not available for summer advising 408-924-5391
Beth Von Till Beth Von Till
Academic Senate Past Chair
HGH 208

Not available for summer advising

Richard Webb Richard Webb
HGH 208 Not available for summer advising 408-924-5187
Nikki Yeboah Nikki Yeboah HGH 216

Not available for summer advising



Job Opportunities

The SJSU Career Center has created a web-hub that includes information about career tracks; job, internship, and volunteer opportunities; job search tips; and campus resources.


You can also visit our advising FAQs page if you have additional questions.