The CHSS Undergraduate Advising Center has full-time professional advisors to assist all students in the School of Communication and Media. The center is located in Willingham Hall, Room 223, (470-578-7728). The advisers will help you plan your schedule and recommend a path to graduation in your chosen major. Keep in mind that once you are admitted to the School with your declared major, you typically will have at least three semesters of upper-division course work ahead.

If you have not yet met the criteria to be admitted to the School, please identify your planned major by declaring as an "Interest" student:

  • Journalism and Emerging Media-Interest
  • Media and Entertainment-Interest
  • Organizational and Professional Communication-Interest
  • Public Relations-Interest

If you need/want to discuss possible careers or graduate school, our SOCM faculty are available to guide you. 

Message from the Director of SOCM to all students taking lower-division courses who plan to apply to a SOCM major:

If you don’t pass one of the COM lower-division courses in two attempts and you wish to try a third time, please follow the steps below.

1. To register for a COM class for a third time, you must first email the school director ( with specific reasons why you think you can be successful in a third attempt.  Special permission must be granted for you to register.

2. If approval is granted, you will only be allowed to register to retake the course in the summer or register during the drop/add period of the fall or spring semester.

3. Students who can't pass a lower-division course after the third attempt will be encouraged to consider another major.

4. Chronic "repeaters" will not receive priority for seats in lower-division courses.

Because our majors are in high demand, students in our lower-division courses are encouraged to make their academic program a priority. It is important to successfully complete the lower-division required courses in a timely manner so that you can move forward into your chosen major.

Declaring your Major

Once you have completed all 5 Lower Division (SOCM) Area F courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher, you must submit the Undergraduate Program Admission Application (see below) to be admitted into a SOCM major. (The entrance exam requirement is temporarily waived for the remainder of the 2020-2021 academic year, effective through the end of July 2021.)


COM 2135 Fall Virtual DROP-IN SESSIONS

All previously scheduled drop-in sessions have been canceled. For the remainder of the 2020-2021 academic year (through the end of July 2021), the School of Communication & Media is suspending the entrance exam requirement for admission to the SOCM program. (Area F GPA requirement is still in effect.)