Admission

The FINAL Comm info session of the 2017-2018 academic year will be held on Wednesday, May 2 at 10am. This will be your last opportunity to join the major before the end of this school year. RSVP for this session is required by April 30. Upon receipt of your RSVP, we will let you know the location of the session.
2018-2019 AY info sessions will be posted here soon.

Prospective first-year and transfer students applying to UMass Amherst:

Prospective first-year and transfer students may apply to the Communication major when applying to UMass Amherst. If accepted to UMass Amherst and the major, they are admitted directly into the Communication major upon entering the University. Students who are accepted to the University but not to the Communication major may join the major by following the procedure for current UMass Amherst students, below.

Process to become a Comm major for current UMass Amherst students:

The Communication major is an open major; all students in good academic standing may join the Comm major. Students are encouraged to take at least 1 Comm 100-level intro course prior to joining the major in order to be more familiar with the content of the major.

There are a couple steps you must take before entering the major:

Interested students MUST attend an information session prior to admission to the major. This info session is mandatory and no substitutions will be made. Info sessions are held multiple times each semester: At the beginning of add/drop, in the middle of the semester, and immediately prior to registration. Students who wish to meet privately with a Comm advisor to address individual concerns may do so, however, these private meetings will not substitute for attendance at an info session. Students who are in not in good academic standing who want to join the Comm major must meet with CUA Allison Butler to develop a plan for academic improvement. 

Interested students must fill out a Comm major statement of interest prior to admission to the major.