Welcome to the School of Communication. My name is Luis Herrera, Assistant Dean of the Office of Admission, Academic and Alumni Services. My staff and I look forward to providing you an outstanding advising experience. Each department has a dedicated advisor who will assist you and will answer your academic related questions.
Our advising staff has designed a course selection process for you that should be easy to follow and will allow you to choose courses that will count for your major, minor and your general education requirements. Please select your major on this website or in the UM bulletin (http://bulletin.miami.edu) for a list of required courses and general education information. Then, please continue on through the registration process on your CaneLink using the course list provided.
You can access the academic calendar here: https://registrar.miami.edu/dates-and-deadlines/academic-calendars/index.html
New students entering the University of Miami School of Communication will receive an email notification from the University Registrar with detailed registration information prior to the start of classes.
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
For All Majors and Undeclared Communication Students
Foote Fellow Advising Information
Foote Fellows are EXEMPT from all General Education Requirements including Cognates. Here are some exceptions:
The University of Miami’s General Education Requirements ensure that graduates have acquired essential intellectual skills and have engaged a range of academic disciplines. All new students will fulfill the General Education requirements by selecting a Cognate, which is a cluster of courses arranged by their content, field and interest.
A cognate is a group of at least three related courses for at least 9 credits.
The courses in a cognate are related in a topical, thematic, interdisciplinary, sequential, or other such fashion, so that completion of a cognate provides coherent depth of knowledge in the area.
Students must take three cognates to fulfill the Areas of Knowledge requirement, one in the Arts & Humanities (A&H), one in People & Society (P&S), and one in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM).
To learn more about what cognates are in a short video, click here.
Your major satisfies one of your cognate requirements.
To Search for Available Cognates visit: Cognates Search Engine
The cognates listed in the above search engine have been approved by the University Curriculum Committee for the current academic year. More cognates will be added to the search engine as they are approved.
New Transfer Students
All transfer students will receive communication from their advisor to schedule an advising appointment prior to the beginning of the semester. During your appointment, your advising hold will be removed, so you can add courses to your shopping cart and register.
During your appointment, your advisor will see if your transfer credits are applicable towards major, minor, cognates, and elective requirements. Transfer coursework towards your major will be approved by the department chair or a faculty advisor. You will receive further instruction on this process during your appointment.
Transfer courses that have not been given a direct equivalency still count toward the completion of your degree if passed with a grade of C or above. If you are currently taking courses, it is your responsibility to inform your advisor as soon as possible and send a final official transcript to the UM Office of Admission by the end of the semester.
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