Successful academic advising happens when students and faculty advisors work together as a team. Your academic advisor has expertise in scholarly issues; 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.
When you declare a sociology major, a faculty advisor in the department will provide assistance every step of the way, including:
- selecting courses that will fulfill the requirements of the major and degree while meeting 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.