Advising

Geography Undergraduate Advising
Keavy McFadden
406 Social Sciences
geogadv@umn.edu

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Geography advising and major declaration

Current and prospective students are welcome to meet with the geography advisor to find their fit in our undergraduate programs and to stay on track for their degree plan.

Advisors

Keavy McFadden is the advisor for the geography BA, BS, and minor programs. She is regularly available for geog/GIS-only drop-in advising hours or by email at geogadv@umn.edu.

We are seeking a new geography peer advisor. They will be able to offer great insight into courses, faculty expertise, resources, and scheduling during geography drop-in peer-advising hours.  If you know someone interested in applying for this workstudy position, they should email our advising email.

Your geography advisor will:

Prospective students:

  • Discuss the degree plan that works for you
  • Determine what courses are accepted for major credit
  • Orient you to department resources
  • Help you declare
  • Help you select your first major courses

Current students:

  • Keep you on track for graduation
  • Discuss old vs. new BS options (New BS degree requirements and GIS Track available)
  • Help you register for courses
  • help you understand changes to new degree plans
  • Approve course petitions
  • Address honors thesis requirements and special courses
  • Discuss senior projects options with you

For advising outside of the geography program (college and liberal education requirements, transfer credits, and other APAS issues), see your CLA advisor.

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