|Advising for Physical Sciences Program Students|
Students should seek advising at any time difficulties arise. The earlier a student seeks advising, the easier it is to resolve these difficulties. The undergraduate advisor's office is in room 1120 of the Physics Building. Students are also encouraged to meet regularly with PSCI Committee members to discuss courses for their areas of concentration. Students should also take advantage of the Universtity's academic support resources, such as the Learning Assistance Service.
Advising is mandatory each semester prior to early registration. During registration advising, PSCI students must meet with the undergraduate advisor (located in 1120 PHY). Students should come to advising sessions with their course information filled out on the advising record and prepared to discuss their progress in their courses and their academic/career plans. Career planning is especially important for PSCI students given the "individual studies" nature of the program. Information about the University's early registration process (e.g., registration appointment date, registration blocks, etc.) is available on Testudo's Registration site.
Students in need of exceptions to academic policy (e.g., adding or dropping a class after the deadline, registering for more than 16 credits, repeating a course more than once) should meet with the undergraduate advisor to discuss the reasons for needing the exception to policy. Exceptions related to University Policy can only be granted by the College of Computer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences' Dean's Office. The undergraduate advisor will discuss how policy affects his or her situation and suggest ways to improve his or her chances of being granted an exception.
Information about University requirements for double majors and double degrees is available in chapter 4 of the undergraduate catalog. To declare a double major, students must receive approval from the departments and the colleges involved. If you plan to declare a double major with physics as one major, you should schedule an appointment with the undergraduate advisor as soon as possible to make sure that you can graduate in a timely manner.