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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 Studies
Geography & Environmental Systems
Global Studies
Health Administration & Policy
History
Honors College
Information Systems
Interdisciplinary 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

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UGST: Undecided, Exploratory or Unassigned Students

Undergraduate students who have not been assigned to an academic advisor or who have questions about academic advising may contact the individuals listed below for assistance.

Office for Academic and Pre-Professional Advising
Email: arc@umbc.edu      Advising Coordinator:  Ericka Thompson   
Phone:  410-455-2729

Location: Sherman Hall, B-Wing 2nd Floor

Undeclared majors/exploratory students should contact this office to make appointments for advising in connection with course registration or for other purposes. OAPA is the primary advising office for students who have not declared a major, including those with pre-professional goals.

Students without declared majors who are planning to apply to medical, dental, optometry, podiatry, or veterinary school should also contact the Health Professions Advising Coordinator, Ms. Christy Botdorf, for supplementary specialized advising. (See the PreMedical and PreDental Advising Office listing for details.)

Students without declared majors who plan to pursue careers in nursing, physical therapy, pharmacy, physician assistant, dental hygiene, and all other allied health fields receive their primary advising and specialized advising in the Office for Academic and Pre-Professional Advising. OAPA advisors also provide specialized advising to students with declared majors planning careers in these fields, while primary advising for registration takes place in the student’s major department.


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:  James Hamilton
Email: jamham@umbc.edu  Phone:  410-455-2958

Location: Math/Psychology Building, Room 225

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


American Studies
Advising Contact:  Erin Minnigh
Email: eminnigh@umbc.edu  Phone:  410-455-6276

Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 453

Advising Coordinator:  Kimberly Moffitt
Email: kmoffitt@umbc.edu    Phone:  410-455-1451

Location: Fine Arts Building, Room FA 423


Ancient Studies
Advising Coordinator:  David Rosenbloom
Email: dsrose@umbc.edu    Phone: 410-455-2723

Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 450


Anthropology
(See Sociology and Anthropology)


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

Each Fall and Spring semester, students whose BIOC major is officially declared by the end of the Schedule Adjustment period (10th day of classes) will be assigned an advisor. Students are notified of their advising assignment via their UMBC email account in October (Fall semester) and March (Spring semester). A list of majors with advising assignments is also posted outside the main office for Biological Sciences (BS 480), the main office for Chemistry & Biochemistry (MEYR 100), and in the Life Sciences Advising suite (MEYR 140).

Students whose BIOC major was not officially declared prior to the end of the Schedule Adjustment are considered “newly declared” and do not receive an official advising assignment until the next regular semester (Fall or Spring). However, if they already submitted a Declaration of Major form to the Registrar’s Office to add the BIOC major, they may be advised within the department as follows:

Students with 30 or fewer earned credits – Contact Mrs. CrosbyMs. Powers, or cnmsadvising@umbc.edu. For Advance Registration advising appointments, sign-up information is posted in the Meyerhoff Chemistry Building, Room 140.

Students with over 30 earned credits – Contact Dr. Allison Tracy (atracy@umbc.edu, MEYR 109, 410-455-2043)


Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Each Fall and Spring semester, students whose BINF major is officially declared by the end of the Schedule Adjustment period will be assigned an advisor.  Students are notified of their advising assignment via their UMBC email account in October (Fall semester) and March (Spring semester).  A list of majors with advising assignments is also posted outside the main office for Biological Sciences (BS 480) and in the Life Sciences Advising suite (MEYR 140).

Students whose BINF major was not declared prior to the end of Schedule Adjustment but who have already submitted a Declaration of Major form to the Registrar’s Office must have an assessment of their completion of the BINF Gateway requirements before proceeding with the major.

Contact Mrs. CrosbyMs. Powers, or cnmsadvising@umbc.edu for an assessment of Gateway requirements. For Advance Registration advising appointments, sign-up information is posted in the Meyerhoff Chemistry Building, Room 140.


Biological Sciences

Each Fall and Spring semester, students whose BIOL major is officially declared by the end of the Schedule Adjustment period (10th day of classes) will be assigned an advisor. Students are notified of their advising assignment via their UMBC email account in October (Fall semester) and March (Spring semester). A list of majors with advising assignments is also posted outside the main office for Biological Sciences (BS 480) and in the Life Sciences Advising suite (MEYR 140).

Students whose BIOL major was not officially declared prior to the end of the Schedule Adjustment are considered “newly declared” and do not receive an official advising assignment until the next regular semester (Fall or Spring). However, if they already submitted a Declaration of Major form to the Registrar’s Office to add the BIOL major, they may be advised within the department as follows:

Students with 30 or fewer earned credits  – Contact Mrs. CrosbyMs. Powers, or cnmsadvising@umbc.edu. For Advance Registration advising appointments, sign-up information is posted in the Meyerhoff Chemistry Building, Room 140.

Students over 30 earned credits – Contact Ms. Nichole Zang Do in the Biological Sciences Department Main Office (BS 480, 410-455-2261) for instructions


Biology Education

Each Fall and Spring semester, students whose BIOE major is officially declared by the end of the Schedule Adjustment period will be assigned an advisor.  Students are notified of their advising assignment via their UMBC email account in October (Fall semester) and March (Spring semester).  A list of majors with advising assignments is also posted outside the main office for Biological Sciences (BS 480) and in the Life Sciences Advising suite (MEYR 140).

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

Advising staff:

Director:  Catherine Bielawski (bielawski@umbc.edu)
Josh Abrams (josh.abrams@umbc.edu)
Anne Arey (annearey@umbc.edu)
Ashley Luster (aluster@umbc.edu)
Emily Stephens (eastephe@umbc.edu)
Bonnie Abraham Varghese (bonniea1@umbc.edu)

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

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


Chemistry

Each Fall and Spring semester, students whose CHEM major is officially declared by the end of the Schedule Adjustment period will be assigned an advisor.  Students are notified by email when assignments are posted outside the main offices for Chemistry & Biochemistry (MEYR 100) and in the Life Sciences Advising suite (MEYR 140).

Students whose CHEM or CHED major was not officially declared prior to the end of the Schedule Adjustment are considered “newly declared” and do not receive an official advising assignment until the next regular semester (Fall or Spring).  However, if they already submitted a Declaration of Major form to the Registrar’s Office to add the CHEM or CHED major, they may be advised within the department as follows:

Students with 30 or fewer earned credits – Contact Mrs. CrosbyMs. Powers, or cnmsadvising@umbc.edu. For Advance Registration advising appointments, sign-up information is posted in the Meyerhoff Chemistry Building, Room 140.

Students with over 30 earned credits – Contact Dr. Paul Smith (pjsmith@umbc.edu, MEYR 405B, 410-455-2519)


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 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

Advising staff:

Director:  Catherine Bielawski (bielawski@umbc.edu)
Josh Abrams (josh.abrams@umbc.edu)
Anne Arey (annearey@umbc.edu)
Ashley Luster (aluster@umbc.edu)
Emily Stephens (eastephe@umbc.edu)
Bonnie Abraham Varghese (bonniea1@umbc.edu)

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

Computer Engineering students who have completed the gateway will be assigned a faculty
advisor. Faculty assignments are 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

Advising staff:

Director:  Catherine Bielawski (bielawski@umbc.edu)
Josh Abrams (josh.abrams@umbc.edu)
Anne Arey (annearey@umbc.edu)
Ashley Luster (aluster@umbc.edu)
Emily Stephens (eastephe@umbc.edu)
Bonnie Abraham Varghese (bonniea1@umbc.edu)

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

Computer Science students who have completed the gateway will be assigned a faculty advisor.
Faculty assignments are posted outside ITE 204.


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

Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 420

Fall 2015: Students should contact Doug Hamby at hamby@umbc.edu or by calling 410-455-2950. His office is located in PAHB 345.

Students should check the list posted on the door of the department office (Fine Arts 467C) for the names of their advisors. Students should sign up for an advising appointment on the list posted on their advisor’s door.


Economics and Financial Economics
Advising Coordinator:  Dr. Mark Thomas
Email: mathomas@umbc.edu  Phone:  410-455-6593

Location: Public Policy Building, Room 331

Students who have not declared economics as their major should do so first. They should then meet with Dr. Mark Thomas,  Room 331 during his regularly scheduled advising hours. The following semester they will receive an email identifying the name and office hours of their assigned adviser. It is the student’s responsibility to meet with his/her adviser during the advanced registration period. The assigned adviser may or may not require the student to sign up for a specific time slot. Sign up sheets for advising appointments are typically located outside the adviser’s office.


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:

Pat Scully (admissions and ongoing early childhood ed. advising)
Email: pscull1@umbc.edu  Phone:  410-455-2307

Location: Sherman Hall, Room 413

Barbara Bourne (ongoing advising, elementary ed.)
Email: barbara.bourne@umbc.edu    Phone:  410-455-2308

Location: Sherman Hall, Room 434

Dr. Jonathan Singer (ongoing advising, secondary and K-12 program advising)
Email: jsinger@umbc.edu Phone:  410-455-3348

Questions about secondary and K-12 program advising should be submitted to: secondaryed@umbc.edu

The following faculty address the corresponding disciplines:

Dr. Jonathan Singer – Science and Music Education  jsinger@umbc.edu  Phone410 455-3348

Dr. Chris Rakes – Mathematics and Dance   rakes@umbc.edu Phone: 410-455-3483

Dr. Cheryl North – English and Art   cnorth@umbc.edu Phone:  410-455-6522

Dr. Linda Oliva is Social Studies and Foreign Lang. oliva@umbc.edu Phone:  410-455-2382


Emergency Health Services

EHS Paramedic Track Advising Coordinator: Dwight Polk

Email: polk@umbc.edu  Phone: 410-455-3782

Location: Sherman Hall, A Wing, Room 306

EHS Management Track & EHS Minor Advising Coordinator: Diane Flint

Email: dianeflint@umbc.edu  Phone: 410-455-3775

Location: Sherman Hall, A Wing, Room 313


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

Advising Contact: Selina Chang

Email: scchang@umbc.edu  Phone: 410-455-2384  Location: PAHB, Room 423


Environmental Science and Environmental Studies
Advising CoordinatorRobin Schmidbauer
Email: ges@umbc.edu  Phone:  410-455-2002

Location: Sondheim Building, Room 211


Gender and Women’s Studies
Advising CoordinatorElle Everhart
Email: eaever@umbc.edu  Phone:  410-455-2001

Location: Sherman Hall, Room 436

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 CoordinatorRobin Schmidbauer
Email: ges@umbc.edu  Phone: 410-455-2002

Location: 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
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.  Students should sign up for appointments at http://happ.umbc.edu/advising/ and then follow the instructions for their specific advisor.  All advanced registration appointments is by appointment only.  To determine who your faculty advisor is, contact the department office at 410-455-3979.
Students who wish to change their major to HAPP should sign up for an appointment with the HAPP Advising Coordinator at http://happ.umbc.edu/advising/.

History
Advising ContactCarla Ison
Email: ison@umbc.edu  Phone:  410-455-2312

Location: Fine Arts Bldg, North side, Room 505

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.


Interdisciplinary 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
Advising Coordinator:  Cierra O’Keefe
Email: cokeefe@umbc.edu Phone: 443-543-5644

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.edu  Phone: 410-455-2439  Location: Math/Psychology Building, Room 439

 

Statistics Program Advisor: Elizabeth Stanwyck

Email: estanwy1@umbc.edu  Phone: 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

Advising staff:

Director:  Catherine Bielawski (bielawski@umbc.edu)
Josh Abrams (josh.abrams@umbc.edu)
Anne Arey (annearey@umbc.edu)
Ashley Luster (aluster@umbc.edu)
Emily Stephens (eastephe@umbc.edu)
Bonnie Abraham Varghese (bonniea1@umbc.edu)

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

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


Media & Communication Studies
Advising Coordinator:  Jason Loviglio
Email: loviglio@umbc.edu  Phone:  410-455-2041

Location: Fine Arts 420

Students who have not officially declared MCS as their major should contact Dr. Jason Loviglio (loviglio@umbc.edu/410.455.2041) 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
Advising Coordinator:  Pontella Bateman and Carolyn Good
Email: fbateman@umbc.edu  good@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 Connie Bailey (baileyc@umbc.edu) or Susan Velli (velli@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 Andrew Reinel 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.

UMBC Health Professions Advising Coordinator:Christy Roelke
Location: University Center, Room 116

Freshmen & Sophomores: Attendance at a mandatory group advising meeting is required.  Please check the News section of The PreMedical and PreDental Advising Office website for mandatory meeting details.

Juniors & Seniors: Please check the News section of The PreMedical and PreDental Advising Office website for appointment instructions.

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. (See the OAPA listing for more information.)


Pre-Nursing, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physical Therapy, and other Allied Health Field Advising
See: https://advising.umbc.edu/allied-health/


Political Science
Advising Contact: Andrew Reinel  
Email: polisciadvising@umbc.edu  Phone:  410-455-2063

Location: Public Policy Building, Room 357 & 311

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
Email: dpaul@umbc.edu Phone:  410-455-2366

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 (Math/Psyc 312) 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 & Anthropology

Advising Coordinator: Debbie Sanford
Email: dsanford@umbc.edu   
Location: Public Policy Building, Room 221
All current SOCY and ANTH 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.  To determine who your faculty advisor is contact the department office at 410-455-3979.
Students who wish to change their major to ANTH or SOCY, adding ANTH or SOCY as a 2nd major,  please contact Debbie Sanford at dsanford@umbc.edu.

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

Advising Coordinator: Laurie Newton

Email: laurienk@umbc.edu   Phone: 410-455-2917

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, Laurie Newton.


Undecided/Exploratory
(See Office for Academic & Pre-Professional Advising)


Visual Arts
Advising Coordinator:Melanie Berry
Email: mberry@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.