- Undergraduate Advisors
- How do I become an astronomy major or minor?
- Where should I go to discuss my GenEd and College requirements?
- Who is my academic dean?
- Other Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Contact information
Prof. Min Yun.: Academic Advising Chair, F2019) (and Advisor for most transfer students)
Prof. Ron Snell: Academic Advisor for transfer students; Spring 2020 Interim Academic Advising Chair
Prof. Martin Weinberg.: Academic Advisor for the Class of 2019
Prof. Mauro Givalisco.: Academic Advisor for the Class of 2020
Prof. Alex Pope: Academic Advisor for the Class of 2021
Prof. Steve Schneider: Academic Advisor to Class 2022
Prof. Daniel Wang.: Academic Advisor 1 for the Class of 2023
Prof. Neil Katz: Academic Advisor 2 for the Class of 2023
To become an astronomy major (or to add astronomy as your second major), you should first make an appointment with Chief Academic Advisor Prof. Min Yun. Prior to your first advising meeting, you should review the different tracks the department offers and their requirements in advance and pick up a blank "Change of major, track, honors, and/or degree" form, either at the Registrar's Office or in the Astronomy Department office (LGRT 619). . During your first advising meeting with Prof. Yun, you will fill out the form and submit it to the Regstrar's Office. You can change major or add a program, including astronomy minor, any time during the semester. You can learn a great deal more about our program by reading the Astronomy Majors Handbook.
If you have any academic issues outside the department requirements (e.g., academic probation, overload petition), you should see your College academic dean. You should contact the College Academic Advising office and make an appointment with them. These are also the nice people who will be able to answer questions about your college requirements and Gen Ed requirements.
Your department advisor can share with you some general ideas, but you should really discuss topics on GenEd and College requirements with your the advisors in the College Academic Advising office. Note that the Undergraduate Advising (UA) in 613 Goodell is primarily for those who have not decided on a major yet, and they will not providing any advising for you.