Current Student Resources


We’re happy you’re a part of the Department of Mass Communication at Nicholls!

We know your time here is an important part of your future success. While you’re here, we will work hard to help you find your path, build on your strengths and succeed.

Make sure to use the resources available to you. Join student organizations, get internships and just get involved. You are building your future now.


Advising is a very important component of your education — not only does it help you get the course information in the best order and sequence, but it also helps you graduate on time. Students are encouraged to contact their departmental advisor as well as refer to the MACO handbook to plan and schedule courses. If you do not have an advisor yet, our office manager Marnya Forbes will assign you one of our faculty members. She can be reached at 985-448-4586 or in 102 Talbot Hall. When planning schedules, students should also use the Degree Evaluation feature through Banner to show what requirements have been met and which courses and requirements are open. Directions on how to find and use your degree evaluation, which can also be set to a new major, can be found on the Nicholls website.



Click images below to download pdfs.

Previous Handbooks

(make sure to choose the handbook that corresponds to your catalog year)

Need to use a camera for class?

Click below to fill out the camera check-out request form.


MACO student organizations are open to all students across campus. Meeting times and locations are posted regularly, so come join us!

Public Relations Society of America

The Nicholls chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, a professional organization, cultivates a mutually advantageous relationship between students and professional public relations practitioners.

DUES: $50 a year


FACULTY ADVISOR: Dr. Andrew Simoncelli

Radio Television Digital News Association

The Radio Television Digital News Association is the world’s largest professional organization devoted exclusively to electronic journalism. RTDNA represents local and network news executives in broadcasting, cable and other electronic media in more than 30 countries.

DUES: $65 a year

Society of Professional Journalists

The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), a professional journalism organization, works to improve and protect journalism. SPJ welcomes broadcast, print, and public relations students, as well as anyone interested in journalism and a free press.

DUES: $36 a year

FACULTY ADVISOR: Ms. Nicki Boudreaux

FACULTY ADVISOR: Dr. James Stewart

Kappa Tau Alpha (Honorary)

The Nicholls chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha invites into membership each fall juniors and seniors who rank in the top 10 percent of their classes academically. The national honor society promotes scholarship in journalism and mass communication.



The INTERNSHIP PROGRAM is designed to give students practical mass communication experience to accompany their classroom education.

In most cases, internships are taken during the summer between the student’s junior and senior years. The internship need not be an entire summer, although that is usually the best arrangement. Students receive credit in Mass Communication 390.


Department of Mass Communication (MACO)

Office Location

102 Talbot Hall

Mailing Address

PO Box 2031, Thibodaux, LA 70310


fax: 985.448.4577


Dr. James Stewart, Head