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    Utah State University
   
 
  Dec 14, 2017
 
 
    
2012-2013 General Catalog (Spring 2013) [ARCHIVED CATALOG Please see current catalog]

Undergraduate Academic Advising


 

 

 


Office of University Advising

Director: Stephanie W. Hamblin
Location: Taggart Student Center 304
Phone: (435) 797-3373
E-mail: stephanie.hamblin@usu.edu
WWW: http://www.usu.edu/advising

The Office of University Advising (UA) provides advising referrals and information regarding University requirements, academic policies and procedures, academic program planning, University Studies requirements, services, and resources of the University. UA also facilitates the Peer Advising program. Students who are designated as Undeclared, Undeclared Business, Undeclared Science, or Provisional Admission Warning are advised by UA advisors.

Undeclared Program

The chief function of the Undeclared program is the advisement of students who have not yet decided upon a major or area of specialization. Students in the Undeclared program typically work on their University Studies requirements while exploring major options. This allows them to make progress toward overall degree requirements and provides them with extra time to make wise, informed decisions. Undeclared students are advised by UA until they choose a major.

Students who are enrolled in another department, but feel they have chosen their major unwisely, may transfer to the Undeclared program upon receiving permission from an advisor in UA.

No degree is offered through the Undeclared program. Most Undeclared students are freshmen or sophomores. Prior to the junior year, students should select a major and be taking major courses. Students should not remain in the Undeclared program beyond 60 credits or past the end of the sophomore year.

Provisional Admission Warning Program

Provisional Admission Warning is the designation used to identify students who do not meet the admissions requirements of the seven academic colleges. By state policy, admission of students to this category is limited.

The primary function of the program is to assist and encourage students in the improvement of their academic status, so they may transfer to the major of their choice. To accomplish this purpose, participants are urged to limit their course loads each semester, satisfy remedial requirements when indicated, and meet frequently with an advisor. Students admitted provisionally are encouraged to take General Education and exploratory classes. Resources in the Academic Resource Center, the University Counseling Center, the Testing Center, and Career Services are available to assist such students with career, aptitude, life skills, and study skills counseling.

When a student has demonstrated an ability to maintain a GPA appropriate for the intended major, the student may submit a Change of Matriculation form through the Registrar’s Office. It is the student’s responsibility, in consultation with an advisor, to complete all necessary paperwork.

Online Undergraduate Advisor Directory

Contact information for individual professional and faculty advisors can be found in the Undergraduate Advisor Directory .

College Academic Advising

Students who qualify for and have been admitted into an undergraduate degree-granting major are assigned an advisor within their department and/or college.

Each of the eight academic colleges has its own unique advising structure. Some colleges rely heavily on faculty advisors, while others use full-time professional advisors. Some colleges use a combination of each. Advising information for each of the colleges is shown below.

College of Agriculture

Coordinator of Student Services: Lisa Allen
Associate Dean: Janet B. Anderson
Location: Agricultural Science 416
Phone: (435) 797-2282
E-mail: trish.martineau@usu.edu

The College of Agriculture has four professional advisors in the College of Agriculture Student Services Center. This center advises College of Agriculture majors regarding General Education and major requirements. Students can receive professional and career advising through their respective departments. 

Caine College of the Arts

Director: Marcia Roberts
Location: UR 109
Phone: (435) 797-8096
E-mail: ccaadvising@usu.edu

Jon M. Huntsman School of Business

Director: Ruth Harrison
Location: Business 309
Phone: (435) 797-2272
E-mail: ruth.harrison@usu.edu

Within the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, some students are admitted directly into the Huntsman School, while admission for other students who do not meet the school admission criteria is competitive based on available space in the school. Completion of a specific core of classes, along with ACT or SAT score and GPA requirements, qualify students for admission to the school. Admitted students will have the same advisor from admission into a major through graduation. 

Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

Staff Assistant: Terri Gass
Location: Education 103
Phone: (435) 797-1443
E-mail: terri.gass@usu.edu

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services relies mostly on professional advisors. Most departments have one or more professional advisors. However, the Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education; and the Secondary Education Program in the School of Teacher Education and Leadership (TEAL) have faculty members who advise. 

College of Engineering

Academic Advisor: Kathy Bayn
Location: Engineering 314A
Phone: (435) 797-2705
E-mail: kathy.bayn@usu.edu

In the College of Engineering, students are first admitted into pre-majors. The college has three professional advisors who work with all majors. Students are assigned to a faculty mentor after obtaining advanced standing. The College of Engineering has several faculty members in each department who mentor students who have received advanced standing. 

Humanities and Social Sciences

Director: Mary Leavitt
Location: Taggart Student Center 302
Phone: (435) 797-3883
E-mail: mary.leavitt@usu.edu

Several professional advisors serve students having majors College of Humanites and Social Sciences. The advising center advises these students regarding General Education requirements, and has responsibility for the Liberal Arts major and the Interdisciplinary Studies program. Some departments have faculty advisors assigned to advise students on major requirements. Other departments rely heavily on the Humanities and Social Sciences Advising Center to advise their majors. 

S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources

Academic Advisor: Mykel Beorchia
Location: Natural Resources 120
Phone: (435) 797-2473
E-mail: mykel.beorchia@usu.edu

The S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources relies heavily on one professional advisor under the direction of the Dean’s Office. There are also faculty advisors assigned for each of the various majors. 

College of Science

Academic Advisor: Janalee Johnson McKesson
Associate Dean: Richard J. Mueller
Location: Eccles Science Learning Center 245
Phone: (435) 797-2481
E-mail: janalee.johnson@usu.edu

The College of Science utilizes both professional and faculty advisors. The departments of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Mathematics and Statistics have both, while the departments of Computer Science and Physics have only professional advisors. The Geology Department has a faculty advisor. The College of Science advisor works with students on University Studies requirements, graduation, college scholarships, and academic standing issues.