Students should seek
advising at any time difficulties arise. The earlier a student seeks
advising, the easier it is to resolve these difficulties. The undergraduate
advisor's office is in room 1120 of the Physics Building. Students
are also encouraged to meet regularly with their faculty advisor.
Each physics major is assigned a faculty advisor by the undergraduate
advisor. Students should also take advantage of the Universtity's
resources, such as the Learning
Advising is mandatory
each semester prior to early registration. During registration advising,
physics majors must meet with both the undergraduate advisor and
their faculty advisor.
Students should come to advising sessions, with their course
information filled out on the advising record, prepared to discuss their
progress in their courses and their plans for future semesters and
after graduation. Career planning is especially important now that
the physics department has added two new concentrations (Meteorology
Physics and Educations
Physics) to the program. Information about the University's
early registration process (e.g., registration appointment date,
registration blocks, etc.) is available on
Testudo's Registration site.
Students in need of exceptions
to academic policy (e.g., adding or dropping a class after the deadline,
registering for more than 16 credits, repeating a course more than
once) should meet with the undergraduate advisor to discuss the
reasons for needing the exception to policy. Exceptions related
to University Policy can only be granted by the College
of Computer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences Dean's Office.
The Physics Department's undergraduate advisor will discuss how
policy affects his or her situation and suggest ways to improve
his or her chances of being granted an exception.
Information about University
requirements for double majors and double degrees is available in
chapter 4 of the undergraduate
catalog. To declare a double major, students must receive approval
from the departments and the colleges involved. If you plan to declare
a double major with physics as one major, you should schedule an
appointment with the Physics Department's undergraduate advisor
as soon as possible to make sure that you can graduate in a timely
manner. Note that CORE Advanced Studies is usually satisfied automatically
when students double major. However, students double-majoring in
physics and astronomy must choose Advance Studies courses from departments
other than physics and astronomy.