Academic advising is an essential part of student success. The College is committed to helping each student form a unique and coherent academic plan from the three components of the undergraduate career: the Liberal Studies or General Honors program; the major field of study; and open electives.
Students declare majors, concentrations, and minors through Campus Connection.
Once a student has declared a major, a faculty member from that department is assigned to the student as an academic advisor. The faculty advisor helps the student understand the requirements of the major and how to choose non-major course work to meet the student's needs and interests. In addition, the faculty advisor may inform the student about internships, studying abroad, and preparing for graduate or professional school.
Faculty advisors work closely with staff professional advisors in the Undergraduate College Office and in the larger academic departments (see Advising Staff). Staff professional advisors also meet face-to-face with students.
Students can find the name and contact information for their academic advisor on Campus Connection.