Advising typically begins in the first week of November to register for spring semester classes, in the first week of December to register for winter classes and in the first week of April to register for summer and fall classes.

To know who your advisor is, go to myGate and click on the academics tab. Your academic advisor is listed under the student information section. Your advisor will help you select classes and provide guidance for any academic concerns you may have.

To learn what classes are necessary for your organizational communication major or minor, or sports communication minor, visit the academic bulletin. For more information about academic advising, visit the University’s academic advising webpage.

APA Citations 

The Department of Organizational Communication and Leadership follows APA formatting. Having a copy of the APA Publication Manual will be helpful to use throughout your college career. The Purdue Online Writing Lab also offers a free online APA style guide.


Begin working in your future career through a semester or summer internship. Apply for internships using Murray State’s online career management platform, Handshake. To see if your internship can count for class credit, contact Steve Cox at

Murray State career services provides resources and assistance in all aspects of the career development and job search processes. Current students, faculty, alumni, parents, University employees and local, regional and international employers are invited to use these valuable services.

Public Speaking 

Need to prepare for a presentation? Look at these links to help improve your public speaking:

Racer Oral Communication Center 

Need to practice a presentation? The Racer Oral Communication Center is here to help. Schedule an appointment with a consultant today.

Social Communication Apprehension

Public speaking can be difficult. We’re here to help.

Watch Dr. Michael Bokeno explain social communication apprehension and how you can improve your public speaking.

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