Geography Undergraduate Advising
Ivan Bialostosky
406 Social Sciences

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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.


Ivan Bialostosky is the advisor for the geography BA, BS, and minor programs. He is regularly available for geog/GIS-only drop-in advising hours or by email at Our GEOG/GIS peer advisor is Sophia Gilleland, who can assist in declarations, planning, and addressing any questions or concerns students may have.

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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