Undergraduate Advising

Sprau TowerUndergraduate students in the School of Communication at Western Michigan University should meet with the department advisor regularly. The department advisor can assist students in understanding degree requirements, campus resources and academic options, while helping students determine and achieve academic goals.

To meet with the academic advisor, students must either attend drop-in hours or schedule an appointment. For updated advising information and notifications, follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

 

School of Communication advising will be closed the afternoon of Friday, April 6 until Monday, April 16.  For urgent advising issues during that time, please contact the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office.  For general questions during that time, please contact the main School of Communication office at (269) 387-3130.

 

Drop-in advising

  • Drop-in advising is typically available Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9 to 11:30 a.m. (check the link below to view upcoming availability). Meetings are limited to 15 minutes.
  • Drop-in hours.

Advising appointments

  • "School of Communication Advising" appointments are 30-minute in-person meetings for current WMU student to discuss degree requirements, course registration, and other academic issues or for prospective students seeking information about the School of Communication.
  • "New Transfer Student Advising" appointments are 60-minute meetings for students who are already admitted to WMU but have not started classes here yet and have not met with any advisors. For phone appointments or scheduling issues, please email the advisor for help.
  • Appointments are in person. If a schedule accommodation or a phone appointment is required, please contact the advisor for help.

Schedule an appointment

Contact the undergraduate advisor

Email Beth Cramer, 319 Sprau Tower

Declare a major or minor

The School of Communication offers seven majors and two minors. To explore the options and their requirements, review different majors and minors in the Undergraduate Academic section of the website.

If you are ready to declare your major or minor, you may request the change online:

Internships

Find information about internships and applying for credit on our internship page.

Degree requirements

Check your remaining courses in Degree Works (accessible through a student's GoWMU account) or refer to your degree requirements. Degree requirements can also be found at the office on the third floor of Sprau Tower.

Undergraduate information, links and services