In the Department of Communication's undergraduate courses, students learn how communication works and why it matters.
The department's courses provide both a theoretical foundation for understanding the processes of communication and applications of the theories to actualsituations. Our undergraduate program is renowned for its full-time and part-time internship opportunities. Use the links on the left to learn more about the Department of Communication's undergraduate program.
Current undergraduates should check this page regularly for announcements (below) about pre-early registration, internships, competitions, and other departmental business.
If you have a question about any aspect of the program, use the Where To Go To Get Things Done page to find out who you need to talk to or where information can be found.
Mandatory meeting for new majors
Each Fall and Spring semesters, the Department holds a mandatory meeting for all new majors.You must have received confirmation by email you have been admitted to the major before you can attend this meeting. At this meeting you will learn how to register for communication courses (be sure to sign up for your advising appointment), learn about the internship program for majors, and learn about special programs and other useful information. It is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about the major.
Fall 2013 registration for Com majors and minors
Advance registration planning appointments have concluded. If you did not attend and have not yet registered for classes for Fall 2013, please make an appointment by signing up outside Social Science 350. If you simply need your AVN, email the department with your request.
Do you need help?
Communications majors and minors may make an appointment to speak with a member of the department for answers to questions regarding their program of study, graduation requirements, degree audits, registration, etc. A sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board next to Social Science 350. The appointments begin the second week of each semester and last 20 minutes from 10 a.m. to noon or 1 to 2:30 p.m. You must sign up in person at least one hour ahead of time. No appointments are scheduled by email or over the phone. You must bring a printed copy of your DARS audit to the appointment. Due to the influx of Communication majors and minors, we are no longer able to provide on-the-spot advising.
University-wide outdoor undergraduate Spring commencement will be held on Sunday, May 19, at 10 a.m. at Entry Plaza (near Collins Circle). The Department of Communication ceremony for graduates and undergraduates is at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at SEFCU Arena. No tickets are required. Students have been notifed by email with details on the ceremony. This two-hour ceremony will include Winter, Spring and Summer 2013 Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral Communication candidates. Cap and gowns are expected and can be ordered at the Campus Center Bookstore.
Traffic note: Family and friends traveling to Albany from the north should know that the bridges between Exits 8 and 7 of Interstate 87 (Northway) have reduced lanes on all weekends through Memorial Day, and traffic delays (sometimes lengthy) are common. They should leave plenty of time to ensure that they don’t miss the ceremony.
Check the main UAlbany academic and planning calendars for current and upcoming semesters. The calendars detail everything from registration dates to holidays.