Academic Advising

Your Path to Success

Academic advisors are your main resource in providing quality services, support, and academic advice. You’ll likely have at least two academic advisors: one for your major and a general college advisor. We recommend you meet with your major academic advisor at least once a semester to make sure you’re on track for academic success! Schedule appointments with your major academic advisor by phone or online at

Agribusiness Economics & Management

Agricultural Technology Management & Education

Animal Sciences

Biosystems Engineering

Environmental Science

Environmental & Water Resources Economics

Family Studies & Human Development


Natural Resources

No Major Selected/Undecided

Nutritional Sciences

Plant Sciences

Retailing & Consumer Sciences

Sustainable Plant Systems

Veterinary Science


General Advising Timeline


Year 1

  • Explore interests, strengths and potential careers with your academic advisor
  • Make a tentative plan of classes, year by year
  • Build a résumé
  • Join clubs, organizations, and volunteer
  • Look into study abroad, internships and/or research

Year 2

  • Finalize and declare major(s) and minor(s) with your academic advisor
  • Update résumé
  • Seek internships, research and/or study abroad program
  • Stay involved in activities that suit your interests and goals

Year 3

  • Research career options and graduate programs
  • Talk to pre-professional advisors or CALS Career Center
  • Update résumé
  • Continue research, internships, volunteering and club involvement
  • Take graduate exams

Year 4

  • Meet with your advisor to complete your degree check
  • Apply for graduation
  • Submit résumés and begin interviewing
  • Apply for graduate or professional schools
  • Meet with CALS Career Center