Requesting an Advisor

You and your advisor

When you decide to major in mathematics, you should see the secretary in the department head's office to be assigned an advisor. As soon as possible afterwards, you should visit your advisor. At that first meeting you should discuss:
  • which option within the major you wish to pursue
  • your anticipated date of graduation
  • what career goals you hope to pursue after graduation
At each subsequent visit you should update your advisor about each of these three issues, and he or she will factor that information into an evolving study plan that should allow you to achieve your goals. Your advisor's participation in preparing and maintaining this study plan is essential since your advisor will have the most current information about course rotations over the next few years.