Advising Frequently Asked Questions
How do I transfer into the School of Communication? Students interested in transferring into the School of Communication or adding a major currently housed in the School of Communication with a major in another school can download an Internal Transfer Application or a Multiple Degree Application on the Current Student Applications page of Undergraduate Studies. The completed form should be turned into the Dean's office in the School of Communication.
Can I double major or minor in the School of Communication? No, you can minor or take a second major in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Business or one of Loyola's other schools.
What are the degree requirements in the School of Communication? Beginning Fall 2011, the School of Communication will require 120 credit hours to graduate. All School of Communication students are required to complete a language competence requirement, UCRW110 (Core Curriculum requirement) and two writing intensive courses.These courses must be completed with a C- or better. For more information on these requirements please click on the Undergraduate link on the SoC site.
Where can I find the requirements for my major? Students can find their Academic Requirement Report in LOCUS. If you are currently not a student in the School of Communication, you can look on the SOC website under the major in which you are interested for current requirements. The curriculum and course requirements for students entering Loyola Fall 2010 or later have been updated. The course catalog has also been updated and two new concentrations in Communication Studies have been added: Advertising/Public Relations; Communication Studies; Bachelor's in Journalism
Who is my academic advisor? If you are a freshman or sophomore, you will be assigned an advisor in First and Second Year Advising. The advisor for Juniors, Seniors, and transfer students in the School of Communication is Assistant Dean Shawna Cooper-Gibson.To make an appointment to meet with her you can contact Doretha Tyler-Gant at 312.915.7734.
Who will answer questions from current and prospective students about transfer credit and classes?
• For current students, these questions will be answered by Assistant Dean Shawna Cooper-Gibson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
• For potential students, these questions will be answered by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Who will answer questions about study abroad or classes taken elsewhere in the summer?
For current students, these questions will be answered by Assistant Dean Shawna Cooper-Gibson.
Who will facilitate internships and field experiences for students in School of CommunicationCurrently internships in the three majors are overseen by faculty: Herb Ritchell (Advertising and Public Relations), Cheryl McPhilimy (Communication Studies), and John Slania (Journalism).
What kinds of jobs do students in the School of Communication get when they graduate? Please see the School of Communication internship site. Students in Ad/PR typically go into jobs that are professionally directed and focused through their experiences in that major. Journalism students are expected to have a second major or minor based on the principle that writers need to have an area of expertise to write about. Communication Studies majors go into the most diverse areas of professional life (even journalism and/or ad/pr jobs). They often go on to graduate school in education, law, business, counseling or social work. Many secure professional positions in a range of areas because of their strong speaking, writing and critical thinking skills.