Orientation Information

We are so happy that you have chosen, or are thinking about, Communication as your major!  We have so much to offer to you!  At the end of this page 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.

In order make your transition smooth, 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 following semester. 

In your appointment notes, please include information such as:

  1. All the AP or CLEP credits you have earned along with all college courses you have taken. This is important because Mason might not have had the opportunity to upload this information.  Without this information, 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 note 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 radio story 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

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.

The General Education Requirements at George Mason University 

The Communication Major


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