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Advising

Considering majoring or minoring in art?
Transferring from another institution?
Email Patricia Straub: pstraub@umn.edu 

The Department of Art Coordinator of Advising works with current and prospective art majors and minors and other students enrolled in art courses at the University.

The advisor is available to assist you with the following:

  • Major and minor declaration
  • Planning your major course of study
  • Developing an Individually Designed Interdepartmental Major (IDIM), Inter-College Program (ICP), or Bachelor of Individualized Studies (BIS) degree
  • Answering questions about transfer credits, internships, the University Honors Program, adult special status, study abroad, and other special learning opportunities as they relate to your major
  • Checking major requirements progress
  • Helping with internship searches, career planning, and graduate programs
  • Providing referrals to appropriate resources
Drop in for open advising hours 
with the Art Department's peer advisor,
Emma Crutcher-McGowan
Tuesday 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Thursday 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Or email crutc016@umn.edu

The peer advisor is available to assist you with the following:

  • Planning your major course of study
  • Answering questions about transfer credits, internships, and other special learning opportunities as they relate to your major
  • Checking major requirements progress
  • Helping with internship searches, career planning, and graduate programs
  • Providing referrals to appropriate resources
  • Minor declaration

College Advising

In addition to meeting with our department’s Coordinator of Advising, you will also need to meet with your college advisor in your CLA Student Community.

These advisors can discuss general CLA policies and procedures including:

  • Which University of Minnesota and College of Liberal Arts degree requirements (including the number of credits and liberal education requirements) you will need to complete in order to graduate
  • Readmission to the College of Liberal Arts following suspension
  • Petition responses
  • Academic difficulty
  • Changes in major/academic goals and information on alternatives
  • Leaves of absence policy and petition