College Advising

The Academic Advising and Planning Center is a helpful resource for undergraduates, especially with regard to general education requirements and other “frequently asked questions.” The Career Center is a comprehensive resource (internships, graduate schools, job placement) designed to help students from freshman year to graduation. Both offices are located in the Lightsey Center, located on Calhoun Street.

Graduate and Law School Planning

Many Department of Communication graduates apply for admission to highly selective graduate and law schools.  If you are interested in graduate or law school, please discuss this possibility with your major advisor at the earliest opportunity.  Ordinarily, students should plan to take such exams as the GRE or LSAT early in the senior year. The College of Charleston has a Pre-Law Advising program, which interested students should reach out to as soon as possible.

The College of Charleston offers a variety of graduate programs, including a Master's in Communication. For more information, please visit the CofC Graduate School or the M.A. in Communication graduate program websites.

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Get in touch with your assigned advisor if you have questions about this process. Refer to DegreeWorks on MyCharleston to lookup your individual advisor. Please contact Dr. Lynn Cherry (, Associate Chair of the Department of Communication, with advising issues that require immediate assistance.  

If you have questions or concerns about the quality of your advising, please contact Dr. Ryan Milner (, Chair of the Department of Communication.