How academic advising works

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Academic advising in the College of Engineering follows a decentralized, split-shared services model in which professional and faculty advisors in each COE department guide students through the specific coursework for their declared major. This strategic approach connects students directly to their major department through:

  • encouraging student engagement between students and their home department;
  • supporting identity development as an engineering or computer science student;
  • cultivating professional development skills through student activities; and
  • facilitating academic progression through major through COE staff and faculty advising.

Click on your home department below to connect with student success resources provided by COE faculty and staff.

If you are exploring engineering as an option, but have not declared a specific major, please follow the "general engineering" curriculum and receive advising through the College of Engineering dean's office. The link for "general engineering" below will provide a 1-year course flowsheet and tips for exploring what it means to be an engineer or computer scientist. 

Remember, the College of Engineering has a group of students available to help orient you to your college. Our COE Peer Academic Leaders (ePALs) are accessible through D2L, email, and at their "Pop-up Stations" in the Engineering Complex. Click here for information about this year's ePALs and how to contact them. 

Questions about how the academic advising process works? Contact Jennifer Clark in the COE dean's office:, (406) 994-2272, Roberts Hall 214.