Undergraduate Advising

VIRTUAL Drop-in Hours:

Tuesday  10am - 12 noon

Friday 10am - 12 noon

During Drop-in Hours, Join Virtual Meeting Room by clicking HERE

To Schedule an Advising Meeting, please see below and click the Schedule An Appointment button.

Course Enrollment Guide

Need help figuring out your course enrollment for next semester?

Determine Your Remaining Academic Requirements

Step 1: View your Academic Requirements Report

Step 2:  Generate your Plan of Study; select VIEW REPORT AS PDF or PLAN OF STUDY, in order to view the report in a PDF (pop-up) format.

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Step 3:  Interpret your Academic Requirements (or "Advisement") Report   

Step 4: Review your Unofficial Transcript for accuracy     

Major in Communication – Plan of Study – for those who declared a CLAS Major BEFORE Summer 2021

Plan of Study for the Major in Communication (declared before Summer 2021)

1000-level Required Courses (must complete)

  • COMM 1000: The Process of Communication
  • COMM 1100: Principles of Public Speaking
  • COMM 2600 (formerly 1300): Media in the Information Age

Research Methods Course (must complete)

  • COMM 2000Q (formerly 3000Q): Research Methods in Communication

2000-level Core Courses (must complete two of three, in any order)

  • COMM 2200 (formerly 3200): Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 2300 (formerly 3300): Effects of Mass Media
  • COMM 2500 (formerly 3100): Persuasion

One COMM writing-intensive "W" course

Elective COMM courses (12 additional credits at 2000-level or above)*

*Students must meet all requirements listed and complete a total of 24 credits in COMM at the 2000 level or above. Additional Core or W Courses completed may be counted as an elective COMM course.

*Students are restricted to NO MORE THAN TWO elective COMM courses considered APPLIED. For a list of APPLIED courses, please check your Academic Requirements report.

Related Courses (12 credits at 2000-level or above - see pre-approved list)


Major in Communication – Plan of Study – for those who declared a CLAS Major Fall 2021 to present

Plan of Study for the Major in Communication (declared Fall 2021 to present)

1000-level Required Courses (must complete both)

  • COMM 1000: The Process of Communication
  • COMM 1100: Principles of Public Speaking

2000-level Methods Course (must complete)

  • COMM 2000Q (formerly 3000Q): Research Methods in Communication

2000-level Core Courses (must complete four of five, in any order)

  • COMM 2100: Professional Communication
  • COMM 2200 (formerly 3200): Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 2300 (formerly 3300): Effects of Mass Media
  • COMM 2500 (formerly 3100): Persuasion
  • COMM 2600 (formerly 1300 Mass Communication Systems): Media in the Information Age

One COMM Writing-intensive "W" course

Immersion Course(s) (must complete three credits total)

  • Immersion courses include COMM 4799, 4979, 4981, 4982, 4996, 4997w, and 4999. Three credit total may be earned in one course or through multiple variable-credit Immersion courses.

Elective COMM courses (9 additional credits at 2000-level or above)

Note: You must meet all requirements listed and complete a total of 30 credits in COMM at the 2000 level or above. Additional Core, W, or Immersion Courses completed can count as an elective COMM course.

Related Courses (12 credits at 2000-level or above - see pre-approved list)


Minor in Communication – Plan of Study

Did you ALREADY declare the COMM Minor?  Click HERE for your plan of study (Catalog years 2016 - 2021)

Are you declaring the COMM Minor after the Spring 2021 semester? Click HERE for your plan of study (Catalog years 2021-22 and following)

Wait Listing and Permission Numbers for COMM Courses

The COMM class I want to enroll in is full: Can I still get in?

  • You can add yourself to the wait list for the COMM course IF a wait list has been set up for the course.  You'll know a wait list has been set up if you see the "wait list if class is full" option available during course enrollment.  If a spot becomes available later, you will be emailed a Permission Number or directly enrolled by the wait list manager (if there is no time conflict and space in your semester course load).

Should you email the COMM course instructor to obtain a Permission Number?

  • NO. Permission numbers are issued by the Department's wait list manager and will be issued only to those on the wait list. COMM instructors do not issue permission numbers.
  • For courses outside of the COMM Department, check with the department offering the course for their wait list and permission number policy.

For additional information about Wait Lists and Permission Numbers, please see our FAQ page

Other Course Registration Help Tools

Graduating this Semester?

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Follow these Steps:

Step 1 - Apply to Graduate

Step 2 - Submit your Final Plan of Study (Complete immediately after applying to graduate, IF your semester schedule is finalized!)

Find University Commencement Information Here

COMM Career Prep – Undergraduate Certificate in Communication

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COMM Everywhere is the COMM Advising Office initiative with the two-fold purpose of helping COMM students: 

  • EXPLORE the diversity of career options open to them through the wide-ranging knowledge and skills acquired through coursework in Communication; and,
  • ENGAGE in career preparation throughout their student journey.

The Department of Communication and COMM Advising Office host a variety of exploration and engagement programming:

  • a First-Year Experience COMM Learning Community (UNIV 1810) specifically for COMM Majors, featuring CliftonStrengths assessment-based activities to help students discover their greatest talents and understand how to use them to achieve academic, career, and personal success;

 

 

 

  • Certificate in Communication, to highlight your practical skills obtained through a particular concentration of advanced COMM coursework. 

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Katie D'Antonio and Joel Nebres, Academic Advisors

 

Want to Meet with an Academic Advisor?

To schedule an advising appointment, use our online system:

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Click Above to Schedule an Appointment

VIRTUAL or PHONE APPOINTMENTS ONLY (During Add-Drop)

 Walk-in Advising is Cancelled Until Further Notice

VIRTUAL Drop-in Hours During Add Drop Period (Aug 30 - Sep 13):

Tuesday  9am - 12 noon

Friday 9am - 12noon

During Drop-in Hours, Join Virtual Meeting Room by clicking HERE

   

See Below for Advisor Contact Information

     

  Contact Information

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Kathryn D’Antonio – kathryn.dantonio@uconn.edu

WebEX Meeting Room: https://uconn-cmr.webex.com/meet/ked10017 

Phone in:  US Toll (through WebEX, room  644 100 565)

 

José (Joel) Nebres jose.nebres@uconn.edu

WebEX Meeting Room: https://uconn-cmr.webex.com/meet/jrn06001

Phone in: US Toll (through WebEX, room 644 625 203)

Office Location:   Arjona Building, ARJ245
Phone: (860) 486-3687 (during COVID-19 crisis, only voicemail available)
General Questions? Please contact one of the advisors listed above.

 

The COMMuniqué Advising Office Newsletter

(Previous Issues)

Applications & Forms

Registrar's Forms (to Add/Drop, or go to Pass-Fail Option, etc.) 

CLAS Online Program Change (To declare a CLAS Major or a Minor)

NEW COMM Minor Plan of Study  (Catalog year 2021-22 and following.  Once declared, the Minor plan of study can be submitted online in Student Admin, when you submit your Final Plan of Study)

OLD COMM Minor Plan of Study (Catalog Year prior to 2021-22)

Course Planning Worksheet (fillable pdf)

COMM 4981 Internship Course Enrollment Application
(To Earn Credit for a COMM-Related Internship)

COMM 4982 Enrollment Request

COMM 4982 Contract

COMM 4982 Recording Form