Who’s my advisor?Seems like a simple question, but the answer lends itself to be a little tricky. So let’s clarify, and make sure you are seeing the appropriate advisor.
Scenario 1: Your declared major is within the College of Science (COS) and you are earning a teacher certification: If this is the case, you will be dual advised by the College of Science Undergraduate Advising Center (COSUAC) and the College of Education and Human Development (COEHD). COSUAC will only advise on the portion of the degree plan related to COS. COEHD will advise you on teacher certification. Browse COEHD website for more information.
Scenario 2: Your declared major is within COS and you are working on completing prerequisites for a health profession: As your advisors, we see this particular scenario all the time. Please know you will be dual advised by our office and the Health Professions Office (HPO). COS advisors will only advise you on your COS degree plan, and will not advice on prereqs for a health profession. The HPO will advise you on prereqs, how to make yourself completive for application to a health profession, etc. Browse HPO website for additional information, and for prerequisites in the health professions field.
Scenario 3: You are a honors student:You will be dual advised by our office and the honors college. If you prefer, you may be exclusively advised by the honors college. Browse the Honors College website for more information.
Scenario 4: You are a double major: Let’s say for example, your declared majors are biology and business. You will be advised by COSUAC for your biology degree, and you will be advised by the College of Business Advising Center for your business degree. You will want to visit each advising center at least once per semester.
Scenario 5: Your declared major is within COS, but your minor is in another college:We, of course, will advise you on your COS degree. The college in which your minor is housed will be the advising center you visit for your minor. For example, if your minor is Health, you will be advised by the College of Education and Human Development Advising Center. If your minor is Psychology, you will be advised by the College of Liberal and Fine Arts Advising Center. You get the drift.
**Please note that if you prefer to see a specific advisor in the COSUAC, you are welcome to request that advisor. In the event they are not available on that day or time, please know that our advisors are cross-trained, meaning we can meet with students no matter what their intended or current major is, as long as it is falls under the college of Sciences.
SAS Students that have questions regarding their SAS requirements, must meet with a SAS advisor, or if they have a SAS hold they need to set up an appointment with a SAS advisor. There are typically 3 designated SAS advisors in the COSUAC.
Can I be advised downtown?Yes, you can be advised at our downtown location. Our Downtown College of Science Advisor, Lauren West, is available Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday for walk-ins and appointments. Please call or stop by the office to schedule an appointment. She is located in the Buena Vista Bldg 1.304 and can be contacted at 210-458-2550.
Services offered include the following:
• Degree plans
• Semester-by-semester plans
• Graduation questions and preliminary audits
• Change of major and catalogs
• Adding COS minors
• Registration assistance
• Questions about holds, university polices/procedures, and forms
• Campus referrals
• Transfer issues
-Lauren West, DT Academic Advisor & Amy Gomez, Academic Advisor