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Each student admitted to the Department of Mass Communication is assigned a faculty member who will advise the student on academic and career matters while the student remains a mass communication major.

Students are assigned to advisors based on the three respective sequences our department offers which are print, public relations and broadcast. To identify who your advisor is, students should determine what sequence they are in. Once the sequence is identified, the advisor will be one of the following below.

  1. Print - Dr. Mahmoud Braima

       Office (225) 771- 5644/email:

  1. Public Relations - Dr. Yolanda Campbell

       Office (225) 771-2625/email:

  1. Broadcast - Dr. Lorraine Fuller

       Office (225) 771-5645/email:

It is important that students make an initial appointment with his/her adviser. The faculty member will post office hours and be available at those times or by appointment for advising.  Advising may be done in person or virtually.

Students should meet with their advisers at least twice a semester. The adviser will keep a current record of all advisement sessions for department files and notify the Chair promptly of any unusual situations.

Advisers will counsel students about course schedules and other academic questions during every registration period. Students are required to see their advisers or an appointed substitute prior to pre-registration in order to stay on their desired graduation track.

Applying for Graduation

Students may request an “Application for Graduation” directly from the Mass Communication Office located in Stewart Hall Rm#220.  Prior to applying, students are required to first meet with their advisor for final review of their curriculum checklist to ensure they are eligible for graduation.  Once cleared by an advisor, students will complete and submit their application to their advisor.  The application will then have to be approved by the Department Chair, Dean of the College of Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies, and then forwarded to the Office of the Registrar.  If there are any discrepancies regarding the application, the student will be notified.  Deadlines for submission of application will be posted each semester via the university’s academic calendar. 

Remember: All students are responsible for keeping track of the courses they are required to take to graduate. Your adviser will help you as much as possible, but ultimately the progress you make with your academic program lies with YOU.

Finally, before graduation, make sure you provide your adviser with your permanent address, current telephone number, and email address. That will enable you to keep abreast of, and involved in, activities in the department after your graduation.