The Honors College offers academic mentoring to all honors students.  Honors mentoring goes beyond academic advising about courses and majors to also help students prepare for their future.  We start at orientation, asking students to tell us about their plans for their futures, and then we work with students to help them to start taking those steps that will lead them accomplishing those goals. 

We of course help students to choose majors and minors that will help students to meet their professional goals, and to select the courses that will help them to graduate on time and to complete all of their requirements.  However, we also help students to begin thinking about possible graduate and professional school programs, admissions tests such as the GRE, MCAT, LSAT, and the out of class experiences such as research, hands-on experience, internships, volunteer work and other activities that will help their applications for graduate/professional school or employment to stand out from others. 

Honors Academic Mentors (by area):

Dr. Gallien

  • College of Education (all)
  • History
  • Religion

Dr. Klima

  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics):
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Science
    • Environmental Science
    • Fermentation Sciences
    • Geography and Planning
    • Geological and Environmental Sciences
    • Mathematical Sciences
    • Physics and Astronomy
    • Sustainable Development

Dr. McDowell

  • College of Business (all)
  • Social Sciences:
    • Anthropology
    • Government and Justice Studies
    • Psychology
    • Sociology

 Dr. Mead

  • College of Health Sciences (all)
  • Communication
  • Undecided

 Dr. Waldroup

  • College of Fine and Applied Arts
    • Applied Design
    • Art
    • Sustainable Technology and The Built Environment
    • Theatre and Dance
  • Humanities:
    • Culture, Gender and Global Studies
    • English
    • Languages, Literatures and Cultures
    • Philosophy 
  • School of Music (all)

Dr. Zerucha

  • Biology
  • Pre-health professions regardless of major (excluding Nursing):
    • Pre-dental
    • Pre-DPT
    • Pre-medical
    • Pre-OT
    • Pre-pharmacy
    • Pre-veterinary

Students will meet with their honors advisor/ mentor each semester until they officially declare their major, and then they will continue to meet with their honors advisor/mentor at least once a year in addition to their major advisor to ensure that they remain on track to graduate with honors from the Honors College and that they are making progress towards their future plans.

Students can make appointments with their Honors Academic Mentor at during pre-registration  advising times.  At other times, they can email their Academic Mentor directly to schedule an appointment.

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