Undergraduate Advising

Choosing coursework and a specific focus is both an exciting and challenging task. We encourage majors to talk with their advisors early and often about course choices, career plans and graduation readiness.

Meet with Two Advisors

Majors in the College of Liberal & Creative Arts (LCA) should consult with two advisors each semester:

  1. an advisor in the major and
  2. a general education and university requirements advisor in the Undergraduate Advising Center

Students who are completing a minor or an additional major should see an advisor in those programs as well.

Find a Department Advisor

Communication Majors & Minors may find advisors at the Advising Overview page. Here you can view their available office hours.

General Education and University Requirements

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.). See the Registrar’s guide about how to access and read your Degree Progress Report.  

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 advisors 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:

Additional Resources

Visit the Registrar's page to find forms for requesting major or minor.

The SF State Advising Hub is your one-stop-shop for your advising needs.  If you are looking for a resource center, information about probation or advising for your first semester, you are in the right place!

The tutors at Tutoring and Academic Support Center care about you and about what and how you learn. They are trained to assist you in completing specific assignments while you strengthen your overall academic skills and make progress toward your goal of graduating.

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