University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Anthropology

Anthropology Department Advising

Purpose of Academic Advising

The Department of Anthropology is committed to one-on-one advising of its students.  The fundamental purposes of academic advising in Anthropology are to assist students in identifying their academic purpose and career goals, and to help them find pathways to meet these goals. Academic advising requires that students and faculty advisors work together as a team.

Seeking Other Kinds of Advising?

Your academic advisor has expertise in scholarly issues, especially pertaining to Anthropology.  The College of Arts and Sciences Student Services office can help you to identify many other resources you may need, including free professional advising and support concerning student health, legal matters, writing and learning skills, general career planning, lifestyle/residential issues, academic accommodations and more.

Advising within Anthropology

When you declare an Anthropology major, you will be assigned to an individual faculty advisor who will provide assistance on the following topics:

  • selecting courses that will fulfill the requirements of the major and degree, as well as your individual academic and personal goals
  • planning for off-campus studies, undergraduate honors, research, internships and other opportunities as appropriate and desired
  • developing an action plan for reaching your academic, personal and career goals, using the university’s Four-Year Plan for Career Success as a guide from your first year in the program.
  • candidly assessing your academic performance, and, if appropriate, suggesting specific strategies to improve
  • identifying student services that may be particularly appropriate for your needs and interests. 

Please note that an advisor is just that, an advisor.  You are primarily responsible for ensuring you seek out advising and for the decisions you make regarding your education and career goals, as outlined in the policy on advising responsibilities at UVM


Last modified April 10 2015 10:55 AM