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Academic Advising

Students are faced with many decisions as they plan their college careers—choosing courses, declaring a major, minor, or double major, identifying their educational interests, and determining career goals. Academic advisers are available guide them through the process of understanding their options and making the decisions that will start them on the path to achieving their goals in college and beyond. With the help of faculty and staff members of the School of Arts and Sciences, in coordination with departments and services available throughout campus, students can find the right resources and opportunities to stay on track and make the most of their college experience.

Use the chart below to determine where to seek assistance for a variety of typical student concerns:

  1. Determination of Career Goals and Academic Interests
    1. Assistant Deans
    2. Career Counselors
    3. Department Chairs
  2. Selections of Major(s), Minor(s), and Courses
    1. Freshman Advisers
    2. Department Chairs/Program Directors
    3. Faculty Advisers
    4. Assistant Deans
  3. Supports for Learning (including tutoring, writing support, and learning instruction)
    1. Academic and Learning Support Services staff
    2. Director of Writing and Tutoring Support
    3. Counseling Center Psychologists
    4. Assistant Vice President for Administration, Planning and Affirmative Action
    5. Course Instructors