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College Advisors

College advisors are knowledgeable about registration questions, the college’s degree requirements, extra-curricular activities, and post-graduation plans. Meet with your college advisor at least once a year.

Most GSD students who are in College of Liberal Arts have the Languages and Mathematics Community (114 Johnston, 612-624-7540), or the University Honors Program (20 Nicholson, 612-624-5522), for their advising office. CLA Advising has “how to” guides and other useful information.

Departmental Advisors

Departmental advisors can help with major and minor course requirements and planning, directed study, study/volunteer/work abroad, and internships. Meet with your departmental advisor at least once a year. Juniors and seniors should make sure they are on track to graduate and that no requirements have been overlooked.

GSD’s departmental advisor is our Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS). To become an official major or minor, you must meet with the DUS and complete a major or minor program form.

Note: It's a good idea to keep copies of all paperwork until your degree is final. We also recommend that you get a final transcript after you graduate to make sure your major(s) and minor(s) have posted correctly. This is particularly important for non-CLA students who have completed the requirements for one of GSD’s minors.

Schedule an advising appointment and see office hours

Majors note: The Major Project Seminar (GSD 3451V/3451W) is only offered in Fall. Students under the old requirements who need the Major Project Seminar but cannot take it in Fall 2014 should contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Special Opportunities for Undergraduates

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) gives awards to undergraduates who wish to work with a faculty mentor on a creative activity or research project. UROP students receive stipends of up to $1400 and receive reimbursement for expenses of up to $300.

Career, Service-Learning, and Internship Advising

The Career and Community Learning Center (CCLC) has information on careers, community involvement and service-learning. Be sure to take advantage of this resource early in your undergraduate education.

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