Frequently Asked Questions
Where are the Department Offices? The Communication Department is located on UVU Campus in the Losee Center, suite 227. This building was previously the library. Click here for a campus map.
How do I get in touch with my professor? Contact the department office at 801-863-8452 and you will be directed to the best method for getting in touch with your instructor. Or check out the faculty page.
Who is my advisor? How can I meet with them?
If you are a PR student your advisor is Vegor Pedersen. If you are a Journalism or Speech Communication student your advisor is Gae Robinson. For either advisor you will need to c
all 801-863-8452 to set up an appointment. Vegor blocks out time for walk in appointments on most Wednesdays and Fridays. Gae takes walk in appointments on most Thursdays. It is always recommended that you call Natalie at 801-863-8452 to see your advisor's availability for a particular day.
What classes are offered online? Currently the courses offered online via Distance Education are Public Speaking (COMM 1020), Organizational Communication (COMM 2400), Introduction to Speech Communication (COMM 1050), and Cross Cultural Communication for International Business (COMM 332G) with more being developed. We also have a variety of evening classes.
What is the contact information for this department? Mailing Address: Communication Department, 800 West University Parkway MS 142, Orem, UT 84058. Phone: 801-863-8452 Fax: 801-863-7287.
Which math course should I take if I am planning on a bachelor's degree in Communication? Introduction to Statistics (MATH 1040) is the required math course for all Communication majors who are fulfilling the 2009 catalog requirements. You will need a passing grade of "C" or better in MAT 1010, or an Accuplacer ACL score of 50+, or an ACT composite math score of 23+, or a SAT math score of 540+ in order to get into MATH 1040. Intro to Statistics is a prerequisite for Communication Research Methods (COMM 3020) which is a required course for all Communication majors.
I want to major in Broadcast Journalism but I can't find any classes. What gives? The Department of Communication discontinued its broadcast program in 2008. Our Journalism concentration now focuses on writing and reporting for a variety of media.