So you’re newly accepted and anxiously waiting for September to start your adventure as a BU COM grad right? I thought so. You just want to skip right over summer and be here already. We know the feeling.
You may be wondering what classes you need to take and how to go about figuring that out. Well, step one -go to our website and click on your program. Then click under degree requirements. This is usually a great place to start. It tells you all your required classes and then some. I recommend getting all of your required classes out of the way first, especially if you’re like me and planning on going to London for your third semester!
Step two – speak to your department head. He/she will be very helpful in telling you exactly what classes you need. For example, for PR, CM 700 is only offered in the Fall. I emailed the head of the department, Professor Wright, and he essentially told me exactly which classes to take my first two semesters in order to ensure I’ll be on track for London. Because I’m in Public Relations, let me give you a preview of what your first and second semesters will look like to get the requirements out of the way.
- CM700 – Financial and Strategic Management
- CM 701 – Contemporary Public Relations
- CM 722 – Communication Research
- CM 707 (or) 705 – Writing for Media Professionals/International Students
- CM 710 – Communication Theory
- CM 742 – Media Relations
- CM 709 or 715 – Corporate or Nonprofit
But that’s just an example for those in Public Relations. And if that’s your track, don’t take my word for it (I’m probably/and usually right), but I would definitely double check.
Step three: You’ll have an adviser assigned to you – usually a professor. He or she could be a big help also! And finally, step four: firstname.lastname@example.org is always a huge help. After all, that’s what we’re here for.