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Undergraduate Studies

Communication focuses on the concepts, theories, and practice of human communication. Students apply their understanding of communication research and principles to personal, professional, and community relationships and concerns.

The department encourages students to tailor their program of study to meet their own interests. Majors select from one of six overlapping areas of concentration: Culture & Media, Health Communication, Organizational Communication, Performance Studies, Public Advocacy, and Relational Communication.

The Honors Program in Communication allows qualified students to pursue advanced study. A minor in Communication is also available.

» Undergraduate Advising Questions?

1. Look on this site for general information about the degree program and for links to forms and other relevant degree information.  Or go to your Degree Works audit via OASIS
2. Send an email to Advisor at CommunicationAdvise@usf.edu to clarify information or declare the major.
3. Set an appointment with Advisor to discuss academic planning or other issues related to academic progress.
4. Check Blackboard at the Communication Majors site regularly for updates on degree program, internship/job opportunities, and other departmental announcements.

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eScheduler is the easiest way to schedule an appointment. Appointments can be scheduled up to 2 weeks in advance and it will show up to the minute availability of slots. If a student cancels, their spot opens back up so if it looks full, keep checking back. Plan ahead since appointments tend to book up at least a week in advance. e-Scheduler also reflects walk-in times, during which no appointments are necessary. Students will then be seen on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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For matters other than scheduling appointments, please email Andrea Sereno at ksereno@usf.edu. Include U and daytime phone numbers.  Alternatively, please call (813) 974-6845.  Advisors do not have voicemail, however, in their absence, all calls will be forwarded to the College of Arts and Sciences Associate Dean’s Office. 

The Communication Department advisor's office is located at CIS 3023.