Undergraduate Advising

Sprau Tower and the Miller Plaza Fountain on a sunny dayUndergraduate students in the School of Communication at Western Michigan University should meet with the undergraduate department advisor, Beth Cramer, regularly. The department advisor can assist students in understanding degree requirements, campus resources and academic options, while helping students determine and achieve academic goals.

To meet with the academic advisor, students must either attend drop-in hours or schedule an appointment. For updated advising information and notifications, follow advising on Twitter.

Advising information for spring 2021: The School of Communication advisor, Beth Cramer, is available for advising during normal business hours. All meetings continue to be done virtually at this time. Please see the options below.

Advising appointments

New to WMU student advising

If you are a new to WMU transfer or first-year student starting at WMU in Summer 2021 or Fall 2021, you must first take part in the Orientation process through the Office of Student Transitions. You will be contacted to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor as part of that process.

Current student advising

Due to the University’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak facing the state of Michigan, there will not be any face-to-face advising appointments in the School of Communication at this time. School of Communication students will continue to be served through online meetings, email and phone.

Schedule a virtual appointment

Drop-in advising

Contact the undergraduate advisor

Email Beth Cramer, 319 Sprau Tower

Declare a major or minor

The School of Communication offers five majors and three minors. To explore the options and their requirements, review different majors and minors in the Undergraduate Academic section of the website.

If you are ready to declare your major or minor, you may request the change online:


Find information about internships and applying for credit on our internship page.

Degree requirements

Check your remaining courses in Degree Works (accessible through a student's GoWMU account) or refer to your degree requirements. Degree requirements can also be found at the office on the third floor of Sprau Tower.

Undergraduate information, links and services