All students should meet with a faculty advisor. Faculty advisors are experts in your field; they possess in-depth knowledge of the subject matter and opportunities in the field. They can provide mentoring, recommend courses for your major, help you refine your education goals, advise you on graduate school possibilities and research opportunities.
When choosing a faculty advisor we recommend you read the faculty biographies. You can choose a faculty advisor based on the type of research they are involved in, the courses they teach, or because you have had a class with the professor already. After you choose an advisor, you can either attend their office hours or make an appointment to meet with them.
To prepare for your faculty advising meeting, review your academic plan and major checklist. Read the catalog descriptions of courses you might be interested in taking. Reflect on why you chose the major and what interests you about the field. Consider graduate programs and/or careers you are interested in. Be sure to bring a copy of your academic plan and transcript to the meeting.
To choose a faculty advisor, select from the list of faculty below:
Ecology & Evolution
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