Academic advising for Communication Studies and Mass Communication majors should be completed prior to the student’s scheduled class time slot. The Communication Department requires that all majors meet with an academic advisor every academic term. Seats for Communication Department classes fill quickly so it is highly recommended that students register for classes at their first available time slot. Students are assigned these time slots according to class rank so graduation will not be delayed as the result of class registration.
Majors have two options for academic advising:
- Mr. Mel Brown, Jr. is the full-time Communication Department 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 Mr. Brown by calling (937) 775-2601 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Mass Communication and Communication Studies majors can also be advised in the Communication Department by Ms. Martha Antolik who can be e-mailed at email@example.com to schedule an appointment. Ms. Antolik’s office is located in 428 Millett Hall.
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.
Communication Studies and Mass Communication majors are required to complete a graduation audit the first semester of their senior year. This audit is completed with Mr. Mel Brown, Jr., the Communication Studies academic advisor in the College of Liberal Arts in 120 Millett Hall. An appointment is required and can be made by calling (937) 775-2601 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internships can be completed with COM 4330 after meeting with receiving approval from Internship Director Dr. Scott Peterson. 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:
- An assessment letter from the supervisor
- Samples of work when possible
- 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, Ohio’s Attorney General’s office, Cox Media, CIA, religious organizations and hospitals.