As a student in the College of Arts and Sciences, you’ll work with two different advisors: your academic advisor and your career advisor. Both play important roles in helping you explore your interests, choose a major, create a plan to achieve your academic and personal goals, and prepare for a successful career.
Advising & Student Success
When you declare a major in the College, you will be assigned an academic advisor who specializes in your area of study to guide you through your academic experience and help you:
- Identify your academic and career goals
- Develop an academic plan to build the skills and knowledge necessary to reach your goals
- Select and enroll in classes appropriate for your plan
- Understand academic policies and procedures
- Learn to use the academic tools available to you, such as the College of Arts and Sciences Bulletin, the degree map for your major, and your Academic Advisement Report, and complementary tools like the B.A. Degree Planning Worksheet.
- Connect with academic support services
- Integrate co-curricular opportunities such as internships, study abroad, student organizations, and undergraduate research into your plan
You should plan to meet with your academic advisor at least once each semester to review your academic plan and identify appropriate course options for the next semester.
We encourage you to keep in touch with your academic advisor throughout the year. Working closely with your academic advisor will help you navigate the university, stay on track to complete your degree, and develop the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary for long-term success after graduation.
Academic resources and support services
Need help writing a paper? Looking for one-on-one tutoring? Want to improve your study skills? You can take advantage of a variety of academic resources and support services that will help you succeed in your classes.
You’ve found a major you love; now find a career to match. When you declare a major in the College, you’ll begin working with a career advisor in Arts and Sciences Career Services who will help you use your liberal arts education to find a fulfilling, rewarding career. With the guidance of your career advisor, you’ll refine your career path, get marketable job experience, prepare for your job search, and more.
It’s important to start working with your career advisor as soon as you enter the College—plan to schedule an appointment the day you declare your major. You should meet with your career advisor at least once a semester.Learn about career preparation in the College Schedule an appointment with your career advisor