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Advising


Advising

Undergraduate Advising

How Advising Works

The College of Liberal Arts and Science utilizes a dual advising system, which means all declared History majors will have two advisors to guide them: a faculty advisor from the History department will work with you on academic major requirements, and an assigned academic advisor from the college advising office who can handle educational issues such as: clarification of university and college policies and procedures, core curriculum advising, transfer credits evaluation for Core Curriculum, academic warning and probation.

Your degree progress and graduation plans are monitored and approved by both advisors.

Your Undergraduate Faculty Advisor

The Undergraduate Program Advisor is Professor Myra Rich. She can answer questions related to major and minor requirements, transfer issues, the honors program, and graduation. Professor Rich can be reached by calling 303-556-8316, or by e-mail at Myra.Rich@ucdenver.edu.

When Should You Meet With an Advisor?

We encourage you to visit with the faculty advisor at least once a year; it is a good way for us to get to know one another. It is also indispensable for solving problems specific to your program and careermaking sure that course you took at another institutions transfers, finding out about graduate schools, and talking over your career goals. So come and see us! 

Your Graduate Faculty Advisor

Students are reponsible for selecting two faculty advisors: one in their major field of study and one in their minor field.

Upon admission students must contact the Graduate Advisor, Pamela Laird, who will help them select faculty advisors and give them general information about the program.  Professor Laird can be reached by calling 303-556-4497 or by email at Pamela.Laird@ucdenver.edu.

What Do Your Advisors Do?

Your major advisor serves as your personal counselor and guide through the graduate program. With your advisors, you organize a Plan of Study and develop a major and a minor field for your comprehensive examination. Your advisors can make suggestions regarding coursework, elective courses within and outside the department, and, ultimately, assist you in the selection of a thesis topic, should you choose the thesis option.

Your major advisor can provide guidance with regard to difficulties you may be having in the program, career planning, or selecting graduate schools for PhD study. Finally, your advisor will sign off on most of the major documents needed to graduate from the program.