The academic advisor is one of the most valuable resources in the educational process, not only to assist in making academic selections to match the student’s particular background, interests, and future objectives, but also to identify program options, to work out an academic pace, and to develop career planning strategies. The advisor will help to identify other resources and support systems available at the university, such as the Center for Academic Success, Counseling and Psychological Services, and the Center for Career and Professional Development.
Every undergraduate in the College of Arts and Sciences and the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science is assigned a faculty advisor upon matriculation. This advisor will usually change when the student selects a major or program.
Every undergraduate in the College of Business and Economics (CBE) is assigned to a professional advisor in the CBE Undergraduate Programs Office. Once a major is declared, a faculty mentor from the major department will be assigned for more in-depth conversations about major courses and career paths.
Pre-professional advisors, such as Pre-law, Pre-medicine and Pre-MBA are located in the Center for Career and Professional Development.