Please Note: During this period of remote instruction in response to COVID-19, academic advising remains available via email, phone, and Zoom. Reach out to us for continued support!
Majors in the College of Liberal & Creative Arts (LCA) should consult with two advisers each semester: (1) an adviser in the major and (2) a general education and university requirements adviser in the ARC (Advising Resource Center for LCA). Students who are completing a minor or an additional major should see an adviser in those programs as well.
For Advising in the Major & Minor
For General Education and University Requirements
- First-year Students are advised by the Undergraduate Advising Center
- Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors are advised by the Advising Resource Center (ARC)
We expect all Communication Studies majors to make themselves aware of the policies that govern their requirements at SFSU (e.g., familiarize yourself with your own Degree Progress Report and Transfer Credit Report; search the Bulletin and the department website for specific policies governing Complementary Studies, maximum unit load, applying to graduate, etc.). Check out this helpful advising guide (PDF)
The Communication Studies Department hosts open advising hours where students will be seen on a drop-in basis. During open advising hours, you can get help understanding your Catalog Rights, requirements for the major, upper-division General Education, SF State Studies, and Complementary Studies.
COMM advisers can also help lift an advising hold.
- The link works for students with 2018-19 Catalog rights.
- For a complete list of everything you need to do to graduate with a COMM degree, please see the SFSU Bulletin or check out out handy roadmap for COMM majors. We also have great advising resources on the web.
- Students with catalog rights prior to 2018-19 should consult earlier versions of the SFSU Bulletin.
To monitor your own progress toward meeting graduation requirements, log in to the SFSU Gateway and view your Degree Progress Report (DPR). The DPR shows which General Education, the major, and other graduation requirements you have already met, which requirements you are in progress to meet with courses this semester, and the requirements you have yet to complete.
If you are thinking about your future after graduation, try these two links:
- To learn more about graduate study in COMM, visit the graduate studies page.
- To learn more about career opportunities for Communication Studies majors.
- Online Request of Major or Minor: use pull down other academics menu in your Student Center
- Advising Hub: https://advisinghub.sfsu.edu/
- Tutoring Center: https://ueap.sfsu.edu/tutoring
- Career Center: https://csld.sfsu.edu/
- Counseling and Psychological Services: https://psyservs.sfsu.edu/
- Disability Programs and Resource Center: https://access.sfsu.edu/