When a student selects a major upon admission to the College of Arts and Sciences, a faculty advisor in the major field is assigned to the student by the Arts and Sciences Academic Advising Center. The student receives this information in a letter, and it is then the student's responsibility to contact the major advisor to schedule a meeting. At that meeting, the major advisor will complete a degree plan. This degree plan will detail the courses a student will need to complete in order to earn a degree. The plan includes a list of the General Education required courses and the courses required by the major. The major advisor will also discuss the student's minor and will list the courses required for the minor on the degree plan.
Students should meet with their faculty advisors at least once during each semester. At that meeting the advisor will update the student's degree plan and discuss the courses the student should take during the subsequent semester. In this way, the student can complete his or her degree in a timely and efficient manner.
A student who enters The University and decides to defer declaring a major will be advised by the Arts and Sciences Academic Advising Center. Once the student declares a major, the Art and Sciences Academic Advising Center will assign an advisor in that major field.
Prospective high school and community college students are encouraged to contact the Arts and Sciences Academic Advising Center for assistance in planning high school and lower division transfer programs or to learn more information about specific major programs and career opportunities.
Midland College advising hours:
A U.T. Permian Basin Academic Advising Staff Member meets with students on the Midland College Campus every Monday from 10:00AM- 1:00PM in the Marie Hall Academic Building.
Odessa College advising hours:
A U.T. Permian Basin Academic Advising Staff Member meets with students on the Odessa College Campus every Tuesday from 11:00AM-1:00PM in the Transfer Center on the Second floor of the Wrangler Express Center.
Call 552-2661 for an appointment.