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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 Fall 2019

Name Office Advising Hours Contact
Kristen Cole  

Mondays 
10:30-11:30 
w/ Dr. Hart in HGH 216

Wednesdays 
10:15-11:15 
w/ Professor von Till in HGH 208

kristen.cole@sjsu.edu
Marie Haverfield  

Tuesdays 
10:15-11:15 
w/ Dr. Webb in HGH 208

Thursdays 
10:15-11:15 
w/ Dr. Webb in HGH 208

marie.haverfield@sjsu.edu
Tabitha Hart HGH 216

Mondays 
10:30-11:30 

Tuesdays
9:15-10:15
w/ Professor Von Till in HGH 208 

tabitha.hart@sjsu.edu
Anne Marie Todd

HGH 106

Advises special cases such as probation, disqualification and returning students.

Please email to make an appointment.

annemarie.todd@sjsu.edu
Jennifer Morrison

HGH 201

Online only.

Click here to start your online advising session with Dr. Morrison.

jennifer.morrison@sjsu.edu
Matt Spangler HGH 206

Wednesdays
10:00-12:00

matthew.spangler@sjsu.edu
Beth Von Till

HGH 208

Professor Von Till's advising hours are subject to change, and therefore appointments are strongly preferred.

Tuesdays
9:15-10:15

Wednesdays
9:30-11:30

Thursdays
9:15-10:15

408-924-6381


beth.vontill@sjsu.edu

Richard Webb

HGH 208

Tuesdays
10:15-11:45 
2:45-3:30

Thursdays 
10:15-11:45
2:45-3:30

408-924-5187


richard.webb@sjsu.edu

Priya Raman HGH 205  Wednesdays 
10:00-12:00

priya.raman@sjsu.edu


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