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BA in

Comm Studies

Spring Semester Advising has ended.  Please contact the department office for information about summer advising: (408) 924-5360.

Our available summer advisor is Professor Laczko.  His email address is <>, and you may schedule an appointment with him via this link:

Please read this page before contacting an advisor.

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

Track and Plan your Progress

We have several tools tohelp you plan and track your progress to take control of your major.  You can plan your pathway by using MyPlanner when you log into your MySJSU account. Please note that MyPlanner does not consider that some courses can be substituted or double-counted, so make sure you also visit an advisor. You should also be checking  MyProgress report frequently to make sure you are meeting all university and major requirements. 

If you want to have still more control over your planning, you can also download and fill out the COMM Academic Planner. You can then map out your path to graduation—then bring your Planner (in electronic form) to advising meetings. 

Make sure you are also familiar with the major and especially with the options for the COMM 198 applied activity.  

GE 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 go over MyProgress Report to check if you can graduate within the next two semesters.  Make sure you address anything on MyProgress that is followed by a red square.  After checking MyProgress report, please visit an advisor who will help you apply for graduation online.  Here is additional information on how to apply for graduation.  

Applying for a Minor in Communication Studies?

Please download and complete (fill out in acrobat or other program, not in a browser) the Minor Form.  Download it and save it with the following name: "ID#_Last Name_Minor."  For example: 010000000_Smith_Minor.  Send an eletronic copy of this form to the communication studies advisor before meeting with the advisor. 

Communication Studies Advisors for Spring 2019

  Name Office Hours Contact
Ge Gao Ge Gao
HGH 211 Spring Semester Advising has ended. 408-924-5383
Felipe Gomez Felipe Gómez
Associate Professor
HGH 207

Spring Semester Advising has ended

Jennifer Morrison Jennifer Morrison
CFA Dept. Rep.
HGH 201

Spring Semester Advising has ended

Anne Marie Todd Anne Marie Todd
HGH 205

Spring Semester Advising has ended  

Beth Von Till Beth Von Till
Academic Senate Past Chair
HGH 208

Spring Semester Advising has ended

Richard Webb Richard Webb
HGH 208 Spring Semester Advising has ended 408-924-5187
 Nikki  Nikki Yeboah
Assistant Professor
HGH 216  Spring Semester Advising has ended


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