Communication Studies


New Freshmen

To ensure your success, advisement is required prior to registration for all new freshmen.  As soon as you are admitted to CSUN contact the Student Resource Center in the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication. Just call 818-677-2024.

Before your first semester

 In order to attend CSUN next semester, you must:

  • Declare your intent to register by the established deadline.
  • You must pay your fees by the established deadlines as noted on the fee payment schedule. Students who do not pay for their classes by the deadlines will be disenrolled (dropped from all classes) and will be required to re-enroll for courses after payment has been received.

Second Semester Freshmen

All freshmen must seek advisement prior to registering for their second semester at CSUN.  This will ensure your progress toward your degree requirements.

Student Code of Conduct

All students are required to understand and meet the university’s standards for student conduct. Please visit the Student Conduct Code for more information.

Tutoring Assistance

The Department of Communication Studies offers free tutoring services to all students enrolled in Communication upper and lower division courses. For more information click this link.

General Education Requirement

Before you can take upper division courses in the major, you must complete 60 units of your General Education requirements.  Access your Degree Progress Report (DPR) to see an outline of your GE requirements.  The requirements also exist in the catalogue.  Click here to access the catalogue.

Get involved

As a freshmen, you will be spending a great deal of time in general education.  However, that does not mean you cannot take foundation courses in the major.  To feel part of the Department, take lower division courses in the major to stay connected.  You can also participate in Department co-curricular activities.  Click here to view our co-curricular activities and get involved.

The Degree Progress Report

The DPR details your progress toward completion of bachelor’s degree requirements. It lists coursework completed at CSUN and other schools from which you submitted official transcripts. It places coursework into CSUN degree requirement sections and identifies requirements you still need to satisfy in order to graduate.

Be proactive and bring your current DPR to every advisement session. Please visit How to Guides for Students for information on how to print your DPR.