Advising

Advising for Success

Advisors are here to help you navigate your academic experience, complete your degree, and plan for what’s next. Have questions about your coursework or about being an EaES major or minor – Get Answers through Advising! Navigating university policies and understanding degree requirements can be confusing, so please reach out and take advantage of meeting with your LAS Advisor, EaES Academic Advisor, and the EaES Director of Undergraduate Studies to help you be successful in completing your degree and achieving your research and career goals.

  • 1:1 By scheduling an appointment with an advisor, you can meet one-on-one to discuss your course requirements and academic plans.

  • Plan We recommend meeting with your LAS Advisor and the EaES Academic Advisor, once per semester to help you plan your degree.

Meet with an Advisor

Advisors are available by appointment and for drop-in hours. Your LAS Advisor and EaES Academic advisor can provide guidance on completing your degree requirements and help you plan your future coursework. We suggest seeking advice early and often to help you complete your degree in a timely manner. You will also want to meet with your advisors each semester after you have received your Advance Registration materials (typically during the twelfth week of classes).

The EaES Director of Undergraduate Studies is available to discuss how to get involved in research, planning for your future career, and advise on applying for graduate school.

Meet with a College of LAS Advisor

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The department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS). All undergraduates are assigned a College of LAS academic advisor that will work with a student from the first days of orientation all the way through to graduation. LAS advisors can help you meet the college’s requirements and discuss any questions you may have relating to academic policies and procedures. The LAS Advising Center is located on the 3rd floor of University Hall.

Meet with the EaES Academic Advisor

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The department urges all its majors to make an appointment with the EaES Academic Advisor, Greg Keller, for consultation once a semester. Meeting regularly with Greg can help you make a good curriculum plan and prevent mistakes in course selection. Appointments are required for M, W-F. Walk-in advising occurs on Tuesdays from 9:00-noon & 1:00-4:00 (but no DARS review/course planning during walk-in advising).

Meet with the Director of Undergraduate Studies

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Professor Fabien Kenig  can provide general information and advice about being an EaES major or minor. If you are interested in doing undergraduate research or finding an internship, you should talk to Professor Kenig. He can also provide advice on graduate school and careers in the geosciences.