As with any major, advising appointments become scarcer during busy times (particularly in the two weeks before fall term and two weeks either side of preregistration). Because our admission process takes time, please plan accordingly; it may not be possible to plan a curriculum during these periods.
Things to Do Before Your Appointment
1. Be able to explain your professional goal or academic field of study. Even if you know the basic tenets of that area of study, you may want to browse the Career Center library to find out what areas of concentrations will best serve that goal. You should be able to explain the skills and attributes required for your specific career or field of study.
2. Know what areas of concentration you want to bring together in your degree. (Find your college catalog.) You will design your degree using three to five areas of concentration plus the Arts and Sciences General Education courses. Your first area of concentration must meet the requirements of an Arts and Sciences minor (minors requirements can be found in the College Catalog.)
3. Preliminary approval of proposed plan is required before initial advising. This is to ascertain that the prospective major's intent is acceptable to the program director before referral to Liberal Studies advising. To request preliminary approval, please email Dr. John Hale, the program director, your request. This request should include: Your name, total hours earned, cumulative grade point average (including, if applicable, transfer credit), proposed program title, and the 3-5 areas of concentration which will compose your plan.