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Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies

Online Advising

Online self-administered advising is an advising alternative for junior and senior students who feel they are comfortable in planning and  monitoring their academic progress.

In choosing online self–administered advising, the student is accepting responsibility for knowing specific academic markers of his/her own degree plan and sub-plan. It is NOT a complete replacement for individual advising that may need to periodically occur as dictated by the Mass Communication and Communication Studies Department and/or university policy or practice. Participating in self-administered advising does not preclude students from seeking individual advising in the future.

To initiatie online self-administered advising, download and print the Online Self-Advising Form (PDF).

Upon completing the form, sign and date it and deliver it to the Mass Communication and Communication Studies Department office in Media Center, 114. The hours of operation are Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This form allows the department to lift the advising hold flag from your student account. The form will be reviewed for completion, and will not be accepted until all of the required information has been completed.

We will make every effort to have the hold flag lifted prior to your registration deadline.    A member of our staff will make note of the advising hold flag removal and initial the form.  A copy of this signed document will be placed in your student file housed within the MCCS Department. It is the student’s responsibility to verify the removal of the Advising Hold Flag prior to registration.  You can view your hold flags by logging onto your Online Services account.

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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