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FAQs

FAQs

I expect to be accepted into the School of Communication and Media by the end of this semester. Can I save a seat in major courses I need that are for majors only?

Unfortunately, you cannot do this. Most courses in the School are restricted to majors only. Courses open to all MSU students include: CMDA110, JOUR210, FILM230, FILM250, and TVDM201. Once you are accepted into the major, you will be invited to attend an advising session and we will assist you in selecting and registering for courses in your new major.

How do I make sure that courses from my previous school are evaluated for transfer credit?

Once you are accepted into the major, you will be invited to attend an advising session. We will ask you to bring information (course descriptions and syllabi where possible) about prior communication/media-related courses you have already completed for review so that we can establish if we have equivalent courses in our School. For all other courses, you will have to contact the corresponding departments that offer the equivalent courses at Montclair State.

I took a 200-level course at my community college that seems like one of the 300-level courses I am required to take as part of my major in the School of Communication and Media at Montclair. Can it be substituted for the Montclair course?

Community college courses may not be substituted for upper, or 300-400-, level courses at Montclair State. They may qualify as free electives for your particular academic program.

Can I double major or also add a minor in the School of Communication and Media?

Students majoring in any one of the academic programs in the SCM cannot double major in the School or add a Communication Studies minor. All SCM students (except Journalism majors or Sports Media & Journalism majors) may add a Journalism minor, provided the courses they complete are not overlapping with courses for their major.