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, students are promptly 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. 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 the Office for Academic Advising Support prior to registering for classes each quarter.