Making the most of majors and minors.
Once students declare their major, they are advised by faculty in their major department. They may also gain additional advisors in second majors, minors, or programs.
The departmental advisor is usually assigned by the Chair of the Department in consultation with the student and faculty in the department. Departmental advisors often connect students with appropriate opportunities such as special projects, teaching assistantships, scholarships, awards, or participation in faculty research. Advisors in the departments often take on a mentoring role for their advisees, particularly as they guide them in graduate school and/or employment preparation.
Since students are frequently in class with their advisor, see their advisor at departmental functions and activities, and meet individually with their advisor, faculty and students develop an additional close relationship.