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Departmental Advising

Acting (B.F.A.)
Administrative & Managerial Sciences
Africana Studies
American Studies
Ancient Studies
Anthropology
Asian Studies
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Biological Sciences
Biology Education
Business Technology Administration
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Dance
Economics
Education
Emergency Health Services
English
Environmental Studies
Environmental Systems
Financial Economics
Gender, Women’s, + Sexuality Studies
Geography & Environmental Systems
Global Studies
Health Administration & Policy
History
Honors College
Information Systems
Individualized Studies
Judaic Studies
Management of Aging Services
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Media & Communication Studies
Modern Languages & Linguistics
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Pre-Law
Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, Pre-Optometry
Pre-Podiatry, Pre-Veterinary
Pre-Dental Hygiene, Pre-Medical Technology, Pre-Nursing
Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Occupational Therapy
Political Science
Psychology
Religious Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Statistics
Theatre-Acting
Theatre-Theatre Studies, Design & Production
Undecided/Exploratory
Visual Arts

⚠️ If you are a student at the Shady Grove Campus, please click here for more information on Departmental Advising.

⚠️ Graduate students seeking academic advising should contact their respective departments or programs for further information.


Acting (B.F.A. program)

Advising Coordinator:  Eric Abele

Email: abele@umbc.edu  Phone: 410-455-3386

Location: Performing Arts and Humanities Building, Room 325

Students with advisors should sign up for advising outside their advisor’s office or contact them via email. Students without an advisor should call or visit the Department of Theatre office (PAHB 322, 410-455-2917) to be assigned to a Theatre Department Academic advisor. Questions regarding coursework should be directed to the Department’s Advising Coordinator, Eric Abele.


Administrative and Managerial Sciences

Advising Coordinator: Mark Thomas (Accounting)

Email: mathomas@umbc.edu  Phone:  410-455-6593

Location: Public Policy Building, Room 331

Advising for the Accounting and Finance certificates is provided in the Economics Dept. Contact Ms. St. Martin for an appointment.

Advising Coordinator:  Tate Redding (Management)

Email: redding@umbc.edu  Phone:  410-455-3942

Location: ITE Building, Room 414

Advising for the MBA Preparatory Studies and Management Science certificates is provided in the IS Dept. Contact Mr. Redding for an appointment.


Africana Studies

Advising Coordinator:  Dr. Gloria Chuku

Email: chuku@umbc.edu  Phone:  410-455-2158

Location: Math/Psychology Building, Room 229

Students should sign up for advising appointments outside individual advisors’ offices.


American Studies

Advising Coordinator:  Tamara Bhalla

Email: tbhalla@umbc.edu    Phone: 410-455-3254

Location: Fine Arts Building, Room FA 545D


Ancient Studies

Advising Coordinator:  David Rosenbloom

Email: dsrose@umbc.edu Phone: 410-455-2723

Location: Performing Arts & Humanities Bldg, Room 450


Anthropology
Advising Coordinator: Debbie Sanford
Email: dsanford@umbc.edu Phone: 410-455-3711
Location: Public Policy Building, Room 221

All current ANTH students have an assigned faculty advisor and will receive an email notification of these assignments prior to advanced registration.  All advanced registration appointments are by appointment only. Students who wish to change their major to ANTH or add ANTH as a 2nd major, should contact Debbie Sanford at dsanford@umbc.edu. For general information about the advising process and advisor contact information: https://sahap.umbc.edu/undergraduateadvising/


Asian Studies

Advising Coordinator: Julie Rosenthal

Email: asianstudies@umbc.edu Phone: 410-455-8410

Location: Fine Arts Bldg, South, 548

New and prospective Asian Studies majors, minors, or certificate students should contact the program
advising coordinator to set up an appointment with the director. All Asian Studies majors should meet with
an Asian Studies advisor during each semester to plan their program of study and ensure they are on
track for their planned semester of graduation. Asian Studies majors who are double majors can receive
advising clearance in either department, but should still see an Asian Studies advisor each term.


Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Biochemistry (BIOC) students who have earned less than 30 academic credits must meet with an advisor in the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences Advising Office.

Location: University Center (UC) 205   Email (preferred): CNMSAdvising@umbc.edu

Declared BIOC students who have earned over 30 credits will be assigned to a department faculty member. Students are notified of their advising assignment via their UMBC email account and faculty assignments will be posted outside of the CNMS Advising Office (UC 205) as well as the Biology (BS 480) and Chemistry (MEYR 100) front offices.

** BIOC majors who were undeclared prior to the end of the schedule adjustment period, have earned over 30 credits, and who did not receive a faculty advisor assignment may contact the BIOC Undergraduate Program Director – Dr. Jeffrey Gardner (jgardner@umbc.edu, BS 251A, 410-455-3613) for interim advising support.**


Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Bioinformatics (BINF) students must meet with an advisor in the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences Advising Office.

Location: University Center (UC) 205          Email (preferred): CNMSAdvising@umbc.edu

BINF students who have successfully completed the major’s gateway requirements will be assigned to a department faculty member. Students are notified of their advising assignment via their UMBC email account and faculty assignments will be posted outside of the CNMS Advising Office (UC 205) as well as the Biology (BS 480) and Chemistry (MEYR 100) front offices.

**Students who are considering a major in BINF should consult with the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences Advising Office for both gateway evaluation and interim advising support. **


Biological Sciences

Biology (BIOL) students who have earned less than 30 academic credits must meet with an advisor in the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences Advising Office.

Location: University Center (UC) 205            Email (preferred): CNMSAdvising@umbc.edu

Declared BIOL students who have earned over 30 credits will be assigned to a department faculty member. Students are notified of their advising assignment via their UMBC email account and faculty assignments will be posted outside of the CNMS Advising Office (UC 205) as well as the Biology (BS 480) and Chemistry (MEYR 100) front offices.

** BIOL majors who were undeclared prior to the end of the schedule adjustment period, have earned over 30 credits, and who did not receive a faculty advisor assignment may contact Ms. Nichole Do in the Biology Department Main Office (BS 480, 410-455-2261) for interim advising support.**


Biology Education

Declared Biology Education (BIOE) students who have earned over 30 credits will be assigned to a department faculty member. Students are notified of their advising assignment via their UMBC email account and faculty assignments will be posted outside of the CNMS Advising Office (UC 205) as well as the Biology (BS 480) and Chemistry (MEYR 100) front offices.

BIOE students will also have access to an advisor in the Education Department, in order to ensure that they are making appropriate progress towards completion of their teaching certification requirements. While students should work with both departments throughout their UMBC career, it is recommended that BIOE students work more closely with their Biological Sciences Department advisor for their first two years (45-60 credits), and then work more closely with their Education Department advisor in the lead-up to their Field Experience.

Contact Dr. David Eisenmann (eisenman@umbc.edu, BS 316, 410-455-2256)


Business Technology Administration

Advising Coordinator: Richard Sponaugle
Email: rspona1@umbc.edu   Location: ITE Building, Room 409

Declared BTA majors will find the name of their advisor in myUMBC, under Advising and Student Support, by clicking on the “My Advisors” link.  If no advisor is listed there, please contact Richard Sponaugle.  During pre-registration advising, most advisors have a signup sheet outside their offices where students can sign up for an advising appointment.


Chemical Engineering

Students majoring in Pre-Chemical Engineering must meet with an academic advisor in the office of Undergraduate Student Services in the College of Engineering and Information Technology (COEIT). First-semester transfer students, regardless of gateway status, are advised in ITE 202-206.

Location: ITE Building Rooms 202-206
Phone: 410-455-3096

Please visit the website below for advising appointment instructions:
http://advising.coeit.umbc.edu/registration

Contact information for advisors can be found here:

https://advising.coeit.umbc.edu/contact/coeit-advisors/

Chemical Engineering students who have completed the gateway will be assigned a faculty advisor. Faculty Assignments are posted outside ENG 316.


Chemistry

Chemistry and Chemistry Education (CHEM & CHED) students who have earned less than 30 academic credits must meet with an advisor in the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences Advising Office.

Location: University Center (UC) 205             Email (preferred): CNMSAdvising@umbc.edu

Declared CHEM & CHED students who have earned over 30 credits will be assigned to a department faculty member. Students are notified of their advising assignment via their UMBC email account and faculty assignments will be posted outside of the CNMS Advising Office (UC 205) as well as the Biology (BS 480) and Chemistry (MEYR 100) front offices.

**CHEM majors who were undeclared prior to the end of the schedule adjustment period, have earned over 30 credits, and who did not receive a faculty advisor assignment may contact the CHEM Undergraduate Program Director – Dr. Paul Smith (pjsmith@umbc.edu, MEYR 405B, 410-455-2519) for interim advising support.**

**CHED majors who were undeclared prior to the end of the schedule adjustment period, have earned over 30 credits, and who did not receive a faculty advisor assignment may contact – Dr. Tiffany Gierasch (gierasch@umbc.edu,  MEYR 125, 410-455-5781) for interim advising support.**


Computer Engineering

Students majoring in Pre-Computer Engineering must meet with an academic advisor in the office of Undergraduate Student Services in the College of Engineering and InformationTechnology (COEIT). First-semester transfer students, regardless of gateway status, are advised in ITE 202-206.

Location: ITE Building Rooms 202-206
Phone: 410-455-3096

Please visit the website below for advising appointment instructions:
http://advising.coeit.umbc.edu/registration

Contact information for advisors can be found here:

https://advising.coeit.umbc.edu/contact/coeit-advisors/

Computer Engineering students who have completed the gateway will be assigned a faculty advisor. Students may view their advisor’s name in myUMBC. In order to find your advisor in MyUMBC, select “Advising and Student Support” under the Guide section, then click on “My Advisor.” Faculty assignments are also posted outside ITE 204.


Computer Science

Students majoring in Pre-Computer Science must meet with an academic advisor in the office of Undergraduate Student Services in the College of Engineering and Information Technology (COEIT). First-semester transfer students, regardless of gateway status, are advised in ITE 202-206.

Location: ITE Building Rooms 202-206
Phone: 410-455-3096

Please visit the website below for advising appointment instructions:
http://advising.coeit.umbc.edu/registration

Contact information for advisors can be found here:

https://advising.coeit.umbc.edu/contact/coeit-advisors/

Computer Science students who have completed the gateway will be assigned a faculty advisor. Students may view their advisor’s name in myUMBC. In order to find your advisor in MyUMBC, select “Advising and Student Support” under the Guide section, then click on “My Advisor”. Faculty assignments are also posted outside ITE 204.


Dance

Advising Coordinator:  Carol Hess-Vait
Email: hessvait@umbc.edu    Phone:  410-455-2951

Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 420


Economics and Financial Economics

Academic Advising:  Robert Pawloski
Email: rpawloski@umbc.edu  Phone:  410-455-5922  Location: Public Policy Building, Room 334

Students can schedule to meet with Academic Advisor Robert Pawloski during office hours 9:00 am to 4:00 pm to discuss the major.  Appointment link on the economics.umbc.edu website, right sidebar.


Education

Advising Coordinator:  Vickie Williams (elementary and secondary ed. admissions advising)
Email: vwilli5@umbc.edu  Phone:  410-455-2327  Location: Sherman Hall, Room 419

Additional Advisors:

Kindel Nash (ongoing advising, early childhood education)
Email: nashkt@umbc.edu Phone:  410-455-2307  Location: Sherman Hall, Room 413

Patricia Young (ongoing advising, elementary education)
Email: pyoung@umbc.edu  Phone:  410-455-3902  Location: Sherman Hall, Room 429

Cheryl North (ongoing advising, secondary education)
Email: cnorth@umbc.edu  Phone:  410-455-6522  Location: Sherman Hall, Room 417

Francis Hult (ongoing advising, TESOL)
Email: fmhult@umbc.edu  Phone:  410-455-3845  Location: Sherman Hall, Room 406


Emergency Health Services

Program Management Specialist, Renee Decker
Email: rdecker@umbc.edu  Phone: 410-455-3223  Location: Sherman Hall, Room 316

Paramedic: Kyle Bates kyledavidbates@umbc.edu
Management/Minor: Diane Flint dianeflint@umbc.edu
Backups: Gary Williams Garywil1@umbc.edu or Renee Decker rdecker@umbc.edu


English

Advising Coordinator: Jody Shipka
Email: shipka@umbc.edu . Location: PAHB, Room 441


Environmental Science and Environmental Studies

Advising Coordinator: Robin Schmidbauer
Email: ges@umbc.edu  Phone:  410-455-2002

Location: Sondheim Building, Room 211


Gender, Women’s, + Sexuality Studies

Advising Coordinator: Dr. Kate Drabinski
Email: drabinski@umbc.edu  Phone:  410-455-2001  Location: Fine Arts 417

Students seeking advising should email Dr. Drabinski who will assign an advisor who will set up an advising appointment as soon as possible.


Geography and Environmental Systems

Advising Coordinator: Robin Schmidbauer
Email: ges@umbc.edu   Phone: 410-455-2002Location: Sondheim Building, Room 211

Students being advised for the first time may request to see any member of the GES faculty.  Students without advisors will have one designated by staff in Room 211. Sign-up sheets for advising appointments will be on faculty office doors during pre-registration periods.


Global Studies

Advising Coordinator: Grace Castle
Email: castl@umbc.edu Phone: 410-455-8112

Location: Fine Arts Building, South Wing, Room 550

It is mandatory that all Global Studies majors see their assigned advisor during advising/registration period. Students whose only major is Global Studies must receive clearance from their assigned GLBL advisor. Global Studies students who are double majors do not need to get registration clearance from our advisors, however, they still need to see their assigned advisors to make make sure they are on course with the GLBL major and selected track. Please visit the ‘Advising‘ page on the Global Studies website for information on advisor/advisee assignments, faculty/staff office hours, and advising updates


Health Administration and Policy Program
Advising Coordinator: Debbie Sanford
Email: dsanford@umbc.edu  Phone: 410-455-3711
Location: Public Policy Building, Room 221
All current HAPP students have an assigned faculty/staff advisor and will receive an email notification of these assignments prior to advanced registration. All advanced registration appointments are by appointment only.  For general information about the advising process and advisor contact information: https://sahap.umbc.edu/undergraduateadvising/ Students who wish to change their major to HAPP or add HAPP as a 2 nd major, should follow the advising link and sign up for an appointment with Debbie Sanford to sign a Change of Major Form. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher to declare HAPP.

History

Advising Contact:  Amy Froide
Email: froide@umbc.edu  Phone:  410-455-2012
Location: Fine Arts 505 North

History majors can be advised and get clearance for course registration by coming to open advising hours in the department, held each semester during advanced registration. Available advisors and advising hours will be posted on the History department website [https://history.umbc.edu/ ] For History major and minor requirements go to: [ https://history.umbc.edu/departmental-forms/ ]


Honors College

Email: honorscollege@umbc.edu  Phone:  410-455-3720  Location: Library, Room 216

Honors College students who have not declared a major are advised in the Office of Academic and Pre-Professional Advising and should also be advised in the Honors College with respect to Honors College requirements and opportunities.  Honors College students who have declared a major should first see an advisor in their major department(s) and then consult with an Honors College advisor to ensure that they maintain their membership in the College.  Students should contact the Honors College to make appointments.


Information Systems

Advising Coordinator: Richard Sponaugle
Email: rspona1@umbc.edu

Location: ITE Building, Room 409

Declared IS majors will find the name of their advisor in myUMBC, under Advising and Student Support, by clicking on the “My Advisors” link.  If no advisor is listed there, please contact Richard Sponaugle.  During pre-registration advising, most advisors have a signup sheet outside their offices where students can sign up for an advising appointment.


Individualized Studies

Advising Coordinator:  Carrie Sauter
Email: csauter@umbc.edu  Phone:  410-455-2037

Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 020

Students interested in the INDS major should view the website (inds.umbc.edu), then email csauter@umbc.edu for an appointment, Current majors should schedule an appointment with their INDS advisor.


Judaic Studies

Advising Coordinator:  Carol Harmon
Email: harmon@umbc.edu  Phone:  410-455-1744

Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 552

Students should call or e-mail for an appointment.  For Judaic Studies minor requirements, please go to:  https://judaicstudies.umbc.edu/minor-program/


Management of Aging Services

Coordinator, Undergraduate Recruiting & Advising:  Desiree Sterling
Email: dsterling@umbc.edu  Phone: 443-543-5608

Location: 5523 Research Park Drive, Suite 230

Students will be contacted to be given their advising assignments and other instructions. Students should contact the department to schedule appointments with their assigned advisor.


Mathematics & Statistics

Program Coordinator:  Janet Burgee
Email: jburgee@umbc.edu Phone:  410-455-2401 Location: Math/Psychology Building, Room 404

Mathematics Program Advisor: Kalman Nanes
Email: knanes@umbc.eduPhone: 410-455-2439  Location: Math/Psychology Building, Room 439

Statistics Program Advisor: Elizabeth Stanwyck
Email: estanwy1@umbc.eduPhone: 410-455-5731  Location: Sherman Hall, Room 148B

For general questions on the Mathematics or Statistics programs, contact one of the above points of contact.  Current Mathematics or Statistics majors and minors can locate the name of their academic advisor on the bulletin board across from the Math/Statistics Office in MP 410 or in myUMBC in the Advising & Student Support topic under My Advisors.  All students who have been assigned an advisor should make appointments directly with that faculty member.  Students who wish to switch advisors should contact Ms. Janet Burgee at the email address above.


Mechanical Engineering

Students majoring in Pre-Mechanical Engineering must meet with an academic advisor in the office of Undergraduate Student Services in the College of Engineering and Information Technology (COEIT). First-semester transfer students, regardless of gateway status, are advised in ITE 202-206.

Location: ITE Building Rooms 202-206
Phone: 410-455-3096

Please visit the website below for advising appointment instructions:
http://advising.coeit.umbc.edu/registration

Contact information for advisors can be found here:

https://advising.coeit.umbc.edu/contact/coeit-advisors/

Mechanical Engineering students who have completed the gateway will receive email communication from the Mechanical Engineering Department regarding advising.


Media & Communication Studies

Advising Coordinator:  Rebecca Adelman
Email: adelman@umbc.edu   Location: Fine Arts 420

Students who have not officially declared MCS as their major should contact Dr. Rebecca Adelman (adelman@umbc.edu) for information about setting up an advising appointment. Students who have officially declared MCS as their major will receive an e-mail via the MCS list proc with information regarding signing up for advising at the appropriate time. For general information about advising with MCS, visit https://mcs.umbc.edu/advising-for-mcs-students/


Modern Language, Linguistics & Intercultural Communication

Advising Coordinator:  Erin Hogan

Email: ekhogan@umbc.edu

Location: Fine Arts Room 449

Most faculty members post sign-up sheets on their office doors for advising appointments. Others post notices about how they would like to be reached. Some notify students by email. If you are not sure, or if you do not have an advisor, visit the departmental office in Fine Arts Building, Room 473 (tel. 410-455-2109).


Music

Advising Coordinator:  Joseph Siu
Email: jsiu@umbc.edu 

https://music.umbc.edu/students/advising/

Location: Performing Arts Building, Room 266

Students who are declared music majors and have passed the audition process should contact Professor Joseph Siu (jsiu@umbc.edu) for an advising appointment.   Students who have not passed the audition process should be advised in the Office of Academic and Pre-Professional Advising(410-455-2729).  Information about our program offerings and auditions can be found at www.umbc.edu/music.  Students wishing to minor in music should also contact the department.


Philosophy

Advising Coordinator:  Steve Yalowitz
Email: yalowitz@umbc.edu  Phone:  410-455-2155  Location: Performing Arts and Humanities Building, 454

Students should check the list posted on the door of the department office (Fine Arts 452) for the name of their advisor.


Physics

Advising Coordinator: Terrance Worchesky
Email: Dr.Worchesky@umbc.edu . Phone:  410-455-2530  Location: Physics Building, Room 411

All newly declared Physics majors (freshmen, transfer students, ongoing students new to the major) and any students without a departmental advisor should contact the department’s advising coordinator, Dr. Terrance Worchesky(contact information above), Other Physics majors should contact their assigned advisors to make an advising appointment.


Pre-Law

Pre-law advising is provided by Ryan Wilkens in the Department of Political Science.

Contact polisciadvising@umbc.edu for additional information.


Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Podiatry, Pre-Veterinary Advising

The PreMedical and PreDental Advising Office provides specialized advising to students who plan to pursue admission to medical, dental, optometry, podiatry, or veterinary school after graduation from UMBC, regardless of their undergraduate major.

Email Address:  healthproadvising@umbc.edu               Location: University Center, Room 116

For Health Professions advising during the Advance Registration period for the next Fall or Spring semester:

Students in first- and second-year Biology and Chemistry professional school prerequisite courses (BIOL 141/142/302/303, and/or CHEM101/102/351/352) should plan to attend a Group Advising Session. Please check the Events section of The PreMedical and PreDental Advising Office website for upcoming meeting details.

Students who have completed their first- and second-year Biology and Chemistry professional school prerequisite courses may schedule a one-on-one advising appointment during the Advance Registration period. Please check the Contact Info section of The PreMedical and PreDental Advising Office website for appointment instructions.

At other times during Fall and Spring semesters, one-on-one appointments are available to students of all stages of Health Profession preparation.

Note that students who plan to pursue careers in Nursing, Physical Therapy, Pharmacy, Physician’s Assistant, Dental Hygiene, and other allied health fields receive specialized pre-professional advising in the Office of Academic and Pre-Professional Advising.


Pre-Nursing, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physical Therapy, and other Allied Health Field Advising

Students with declared majors should reach out to their major Advisor first, and then follow up with the Office for Academic & Pre-Professional Advising.  Allied Health students can make appointments with the appropriate Allied Health advisor by clicking https://advising.umbc.edu/appointments/.


Political Science

Advising Contact: Ryan Wilkens 
Email: polisciadvising@umbc.edu  Phone:  410-455-2063  Location: Public Policy Building, Room 357

Students already assigned to faculty advisors should sign up for appointments outside individual advisors’ offices.  Students without faculty advisors may contact the department office or stop by to be assigned to an advisor.  Also, students may learn to which faculty member they have been assigned for advising by referring to the master list on the bulletin board outside Room 357.


Psychology

Advising Coordinator: Debbie Paul

Advises students with last names A-L
Email: dpaul@umbc.edu Phone: 410-455-2366

Advising Coordinator: Jenae Wilson

Advises students with last names M-Z
Email: jwilso8@umbc.edu Phone: 410-455-2567

Location: Math/Psychology Building, Room 312

All newly declared Psychology majors (freshmen, transfer students, ongoing UMBC students who just declared the major) need to meet with the Psychology department advisor, Debbie Paul (advises students with last names A-L) or Jenae Wilson (advises students with last names M-Z), to be advised for the upcoming semester. Other students are assigned to a faculty advisor. Faculty advising assignments are posted through myUMBC. Go to the Advising tab, then click MyAdvisor. You can email your advisor from that page.

 


Religious Studies

Advising Coordinator: Carla Ison
Email: ison@umbc.edu  Phone:  410-455-2312

Location: Fine Arts Bldg, North Side, Rm 505

Students should call or email to make an advising appointment.


Social Work

Advising Coordinator: Carolyn Tice
Email: tice@umbc.edu  Phone:  410-455-2144

Location: Sherman Hall, B Wing, Room 322

New students should stop by the main social work office (Sherman Hall-B, 322) to be assigned to a faculty advisor.
If you’re unsure of who your advisor is please stop by or call 410-455-2144 (45). Look for an email from the front office with a Google calendar link to your assigned advisor’s schedule about a week before the semester schedule goes live.
If you have questions about Google calendar or advising for Social Work in general please refer to the department advising page: https://socialwork.umbc.edu/current-students/

Sociology
Advising Coordinator: Debbie Sanford
Email: dsanford@umbc.edu Phone: 410-455-3711
Location: Public Policy Building, Room 221
All current SOCY students have an assigned faculty advisor and will receive an email notification of these assignments prior to advanced registration.  All advanced registration appointments are by appointment only.   Students who wish to change their major to SOCY or add SOCY as a 2nd major, should contact Debbie Sanford at dsanford@umbc.edu.  For general information about the advising process and advisor contact information:

Theatre (B.A. in Theatre Studies, B.A. in Design & Production)

Advising Coordinator: Eric Abele

Email: abele@umbc.edu   Phone: 410-455-3386

Location: Performing Arts and Humanities Building, Room 323

Students with advisors should sign up for advising outside their advisor’s office or contact them via email. Students without an advisor should call or visit the Department of Theatre office (PAHB 322, 410-455-2917) to be assigned to a Theatre Department Academic advisor. Questions regarding coursework should be directed to the Department’s Advising Coordinator, Laurie Newton.


Undecided/Exploratory (Undergraduate Studies)

Undergraduate Studies (UGST) students should make appointments with their assigned advisor by clicking https://advising.umbc.edu/appointments/and choosing the correct YouCanBookMe appointment calendar.  Newly designated UGST students may contact the Office for Academic & Pre-Professional Advising via phone at 410-455-2729 or through their Virtual Front Counter to be assigned an Academic Advisor.


Visual Arts

Program Coordinator: Brittany Stephenson, M.Ed
Email: Bstep@umbc.edu  Phone:  410-455-2219

Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 108A

Current Visual Arts majors should contact their assigned advisors for appointments.  Advising assignments are made prior to advance registration and are posted in Fine Arts, Room 108 and emailed to majors who have earned the visual arts milestone through the portfolio review process.  Undeclared majors or Visual Arts majors who have not yet passed the portfolio review should contact the Office of Academic and Pre-Professional Advising (410-455-2729) to make an advising appointment.  Prospective majors are encouraged to apply to the department as early as possible.  Application instructions and deadlines can be found on the department website (art.umbc.edu).  The website also provides a link to sign up for department tours.