Orientation Information

Welcome to the Advising Section of the Department of Communication

We are so happy that you have chosen, or are thinking about, Communication as your major!  We have so much to offer to you!  Below we have several links to information that will help you learn more about the major, the concentrations within the major, the minors, the study abroad opportunities, and general education (Mason Core) information.

If you are a transfer student, please begin with the Transfer Student link.  If you are an incoming Freshman, please begin with the Patriotweb & Degree Works link. 

In order to best help your transition, please make an advising appointment using this link:  https://communication.acuityscheduling.com/ An advisor will review your degree evaluation and will send an email to you with recommendations for course selection for the Fall 2020 semester. 

You will need to include information such as:

  1. All the courses you have taken at your previous institution(s). This is important because Mason might not have had the opportunity to upload this information and without it, an advisor will not be able to tell you what you should register for.
  2. What concentration you would like to declare. This is important so an advisor can recommend appropriate classes.
  3. Any questions specific to your academic journey, as an advisor will not be able to discuss this with you during the Synchronous portion of the Orientation experience.

During the Synchronous portion of your Orientation experience, an advisor will go over the information below briefly, so it will be important for you to review these links prior to that time.  Again, please nte that during the Synchronous portion of the Orientation, the advisor will not be able to answer individual questions because of FERPA (a law that requires privacy between advisor and student).  Questions should be included in your initial advising appointment request. 

During the Synchronous portion of your Orientation experience, an advisor will go over the information below briefly, so it will be important for you to review these links prior to that time.  Again, please nte that during the Synchronous portion of the Orientation, the advisor will not be able to answer individual questions because of FERPA (a law that requires privacy between advisor and student).  Questions should be included in your initial advising appointment request. 

This piece by a Department of Communication graduate won a Student Award in 2019.  For a take on what you can do with a Communication degree, please listen to this 1930-esque audio file by Jordan Latham.  Gumshoe Talk COMM

           

 

Again, welcome to the Department of Communication at George Mason!

 

 

Links You Should View Prior to Attending Orientation and Registering for Classes

https://communication.gmu.edu/undergraduate-programs/undergraduate-degrees

 

00 Transfer Students

https://youtu.be/yL7Zur5OHbg

 

01 Patriotweb & Degree Works

 

https://youtu.be/eG9Blk4LYug

02 Mason Core Foundation

 

https://youtu.be/koHCNenP_Qk

03 Mason Core Exploration

https://youtu.be/NoqzBFJfoeI

 

04 Mason Core Integration

https://youtu.be/3RWwUBh3_dg

 

05 Mason CHSS Requirements

https://youtu.be/iKd3FQfQ3ls

 

06 Mason Foreign Language Requirement’s

https://youtu.be/QRmPQSUR-ZU

 

07 COMM Major (basic)

https://youtu.be/rab_8WZ3FrQ

 

08a Interpersonal/Organizational Comm concentration

https://youtu.be/nNvUwexoQrM

 

08b Journalism Concentration

https://youtu.be/u7czOjndiu4

 

08c Media Production & Criticism concentration

https://youtu.be/UBTNBbb7oYw

 

08d Political Communication Concentration

https://youtu.be/xFBrMmm3ri0

 

08e Public Relations Concentration

https://youtu.be/rtv_QfupHfI

 

09  Minors at Mason

 

https://youtu.be/ZEr-oh6StuA