Advising Overview

Advising Overview

  • The Department of Communication Studies is the largest major in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. 
  • The Communication Studies disipline focuses on the theoretical, critical and scientific study of how humans communicate with one another in all of its forms. 
  • Offering one Bachelor of Art Degree and two Minors of Study
  • Bachelor of Art Concentrations: Health Communication, Mass Media, Public Relations, International Public Relations, Public Advocacy and Organizational Communication
  • Minors: Journalism and Communication Studies


Our Mission:

  • The Communication Studies Advisors are committed to providing a good undergraduate experience for our majors and minors. Communication Majors, Journalism Minors, and Communications Minors; your advisor may be a faculty member in the department or a full-time staff advisor.  **Pre Communication Majors are provided advising in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.  
  • As advisors, we are here to assist you with achieving your educational goals through an interactive advising and educational partnership. It is our goal to help you with your program progression.

Student Responsibilities:

While the Academic Advisor is there to help, you as a student must also accept the following responsibilities:  

  • Be proactive and seek help and advice early in semester
  • Understand role of academic advisor (full-time professional and/or faculty)
  • Become familiar with requirements for your major, minor, general education, and graduation
  • Update your student record when necessary (e.g., change of address, phone number, etc.) using Banner Self-Service
  • Know your current grade point average, enrolled credits, and earned credit hours
  • Follow dates and deadlines on the academic calendar (add/drop, withdrawal, and graduation)
  • Frequently check your uncc.edu email for official communication from the University
  • Know that advisors are helpful and available during non-registration periods
  • Schedule and arrive on time for appointments with your advisor
  • Check CAPP degree audit, prepare questions, and create a course schedule before meeting with your advisor
  • Be familiar with and utilize the Undergraduate Catalog for academic policies, procedures, course descriptions, and requirements