Advising

The Communication Studies advisors are committed to providing a good undergraduate experience for our majors and minors. 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.

Using the menu on the left, students can find course planning sheets and a variety of forms, admissions and transfer requirements, information on majors and minors, course catalogs and other academic resources, and Frequently Asked Questions.

PRE-COMMUNICATION STUDIES REQUIREMENTS

Pre-Communication Studies majors are advised in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Advising Center.

Located in Fretwell 235

Advising hours: M - F 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

704-687-0066

Students are initially classified as Pre-Communication Studies (PCOM) majors until they meet the following requirements:

  • Earn a grade of C or above in:
    • COMM 1101 Public Speaking
    • COMM 2100 Intro to Comm Theory
    • STAT 1220 or 1222 Intro to Statistics
  • Complete Foreign Language requirement.

                   ♦Options are:Completion of a 2000 level course in a Latin alphabet based language (Spanish, German, French, etc.

                   OR

                   ♦Completion of a 1202 level course in a non-Latin alphabet based language (Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew, etc.)

  • You must also maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE OPTIONS

  • The course sequence for foreign languages looks like this: 1201 → 1202 → 2000 level 
  • American Sign Language is not offered at UNC Charlotte. Transfer credit is accepted from CPCC. An intermediate (2000) level will meet this foreign language requirement.
  • The Department of Languages and Culture Studies frequently offer language placement tests for Spanish, French, and German. They also have options to reflect proficiency in other languages.  View more information here.

COMMUNICATION STUDIES ADVISING

Communication Studies majors are advised by the departmental Academic Advisor or assigned faculty advisors. Advising is recommended after students matriculate into the major and at least once per year. Appointments may be made via Connect.

For more information contact CommStudiesAdvising.

REPEATING A COURSE

Students will not be able to immediately register for a course if credit has already been earned for that course.  If you attempt to register for a course in which you have previously earned credit, the error message “Repeated Course” will appear. If you feel there is a need to repeat a course, you will need to request a repeat override from your Pre-Communication Studies advisor, or your Communication Studies advisor if you are fully declared.

GENERAL EDUCATION:

All students must complete general education courses in addition to selecting any majors or minors. All students must meet a minimum of 120 credit hours in order to graduate. Click on the link below to see the requirements.

General Education Requirements

UNDECLARED AND TRANSITIONING MAJORS:

Students looking for assistance on choosing a major that is suited for their interests and goals may meet with an advisor in the University Advising Center.