- 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. Todd Tripp: Chief Undergraduate Advisor (CUA)
Prof Ron Snell: Undergraduate Program Director and Transfer Student Advisor
Prof. Alex Pope: Academic Advisor for Class of 2024
Prof. Kate Whitaker: Academic Advisor for Class of 2024
Prof. Todd Tripp: Academic Advisor for Class of 2025
Prof. Daniela Calzetti: Academic Advisor for Class of 2026
Prof. Min Yun: Academic Advisor for Class of 2026
Prof. Daniel Wang: Academic Advisor for Class of 2027
Prof. Mauro Giavalisco: Academic Advisor for Class of 2027
To become an astronomy major (or to add astronomy as your second major), you should first make an appointment with Chief Academic Advisor Prof. Todd Tripp. Prior to your first advising meeting, you should review the different tracks the department offers and their requirements in advance. After you have your meeting with Professor Tripp, you will send the request to change your major to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include whether you will make Astronomy your first, second major, or only major, and include the subplan that you will be following. 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.