Academic advising is a valued component of the student experience within the College of Science and Health. It provides students with the opportunity to develop an academic plan that best fits their interests, strengths, and academic and career goals under the guidance of a knowledgeable and supportive advisor.
Upon declaring a major field of study in the College via Campus Connection, students are assigned to either a faculty academic advisor or staff advisor in the corresponding department or program. Students who have declared a major should meet regularly with their assigned advisor within their program in order to complete their courses in a timely and efficient manner, discuss internship or career opportunities, learn of research opportunities, and plan for pursuing graduate or professional school. Faculty advisors and staff advisors in departments collaborate closely with staff professional advisors in the College's Office of Advising and Student Services.
Taking courses without consulting an advisor may lead to credits that will not satisfy College requirements for graduation. Those students who have not yet declared a major are highly encouraged to meet with either a staff advisor in the College's Office of Advising and Student Services or a staff advisor in DePaul's Office for Academic Advising Support prior to registering for classes each quarter.
Academic advising is an essential component of student success. Faculty work with graduate students not only on course selection and to monitor progress toward degree, but, more importantly, to serve as mentors and advocates through students' programs of study and research.
Degree-seeking students can find the name of their advisor in Campus Connection. Non-degree seeking students and students-at-large should contact the College's Office of Advising and Student Services