The School of Communication and Information (SC&I) Office of Student
Services provides academic assistance, career
guidance and support, and student life engagement opportunities to students in
all SC&I academic programs.
Current and prospective students are encouraged to seek out advising
throughout their academic career. SC&I Student Services staff can provide
basic information about academic programs, admissions, degree requirements, and
career planning. Students can also speak with Student Services staff when they
need support dealing with nonacademic circumstances that affect their
academics. Faculty in each degree program can also offer advising on matching
course selection with intellectual interests and career goals.
Basic academic program information is provided on the
school's website. To address more
complex questions, students are encouraged to schedule appointments with the
director for the major, other department faculty, or student services advisers in
the school. All courses are not offered every semester, and students are
strongly encouraged to check course prerequisites carefully and formulate a
plan of study that will enable them to develop a coherent area of concentration
in the major that meets their career goals while taking into account course
availability. Students must also seek advising through their four-year school
regarding appropriate minors, double majors, and school requirements in concert
with a SC&I major.