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Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies

Individual Advising

Students who seek individual advising are not able to register without first seeing an advisor who will remove your advising hold. Students should be familiar with and able to use your Online Services account.

Who is my MCOM or COMM advisor?
You will be assigned an MCOM or COMM advisor who will assist you during your entire career at Towson University. You can find your advisor by logging into your Online Services account. Once you are in Online Services, go to SA Self Service>Learner Services>Academics>View My Advisor. If you don't see an advisor assigned, contact the MCOM Department at 410-704-3431.

How do I prepare for my advising session?
Check your Online Services account for your assigned registration date and review your academic requirements report by logging into your Online Services account. Your academic requirements report (located in your student center) shows the total credits you have earned and need to graduate; the number of upper level credits you have earned and need to graduate; the completion of need of completion of GenEds; courses you have completed in you major; your major GPA and your overall GPA.

The academic requirements report is the official document used by the department and the graduation office to evaluate if you have completed the requirements for the degree.  It is your responsibility to monitor your academic requirements reoprt for discrepancies. Discrepancies should be immediately reported to your advisor

How do I register?
Once you have completed advising and your registration hold has been removed, register for classes by logging into your Online Services account and selecting your courses.

Students are expected to familiarize themselves with their Undergraduate Catalog and degree requirements. As the Towson University Catalog states, “Failure to satisfy all published degree requirements does not provide a basis for exceptions to academic requirements or policies. It is expected that students will receive assistance from general academic and faculty advisers, but students must assume responsibility for completing published degree requirements.”

Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies
Media Center, Room 114 (map)
Mailing address: 8000 York Rd., Towson, MD 21252
Phone: 410-704-3431
Fax: 410-704-3656

Advising and Program Information:


• Trying to enroll in a closed COMM or MCOM course? Fill out the closed course reporting form so we can help.

• These courses fulfill general education and core requirements:

COMM 131/132 fulfills Gen Ed IIB3 and Core 5

MCOM 356/357 fulfills Gen Ed ID and Core 9


Advising resources

Course prerequisites (PDF)

COMM major

COMM minor

COMM course descriptions

MCOM Advertising track

MCOM PR track

MCOM Journalism track

MCOM minor

MCOM course descriptions





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Closings & News
410-704-NEWS (6397)

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