Advising

Academic Advising

Communication Studies and Mass Communication majors have both a college advisor for CORE and college requirement questions (such as foreign language and methods of inquiry) and a faculty advisor, who offers guidance and mentorship within the major.

  1. CLASS Interim Assistant Director of Advising, Brittany Erwin, is the Mass Communication advisor in the College of Liberal Arts Academic Advising Office on Wright State University’s Dayton campus in 120 Millett Hall. Appointments can be scheduled with Ms. Erwin by calling (937) 775-2601.

  2. Ann Barr is the Communication Studies advisor in the College of Liberal Arts Academic Advising Office on Wright State University’s Dayton campus in 120 Millett Hall. Appointments can be scheduled with Ms. Barr by calling (937) 775-2601.

  3. Communication Studies and Mass Communication majors can also be advised in the Communication Department by our Faculty Advisor Martha Antolik. Appointments can be scheduled with Ms. Antolik by calling (937) 775-2354 or e-mailing martha.antolik@wright.edu.

In addition to completing the required courses to earn the B.A. in Communication Studies or Mass Communication, the Communication Department strongly recommends that students complete a minor in a subject area outside of the Communication Department.

Graduation


Communication Studies and Mass Communication majors are required to complete the College of Liberal Arts graudation check process: https://liberal-arts.wright.edu/advising-and-resources/ready-to-graduate. Students should begin this process once they are registered for their final term.

Internship Advising

Internships can be completed with COM 4330 after meeting with and receiving approval from Internship Director Ray Marcano. This approval must be received no later than the last day of classes of the academic term prior to when the internship is completed. Students must turn in a job description, the credentials of the supervisor and an explanation as to how theory will meet practice with the completion of the internship. Each week the intern must email weekly to the Internship Director the hours worked.

By the last day of classes of the academic term when the internship is completed, the intern will turn in either in paper or digitized:

  1. An assessment letter from the supervisor
  2. Samples of work when possible
  3. A 1,000 – 1,500 word essay highlighting the experiences of the internship completed. This essay must link course content learned to the internship’s real-world experience.

​A sample of past internships include but are not limited to an array of positions at Wright-Patt Air Force Base, Dayton Dragons, Disneyland, Ohio Attorney General’s office, Cox Media, CIA, religious organizations and hospitals.