The Advising Office in 303 Lucas Hall serves most majors in the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) and the College of Fine Arts & Communication (COFAC). Advisors meet regularly with undergraduate students to discuss degree progress, course selections, and campus policies as well as refer students to other appropriate campus entities. The office is open Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 8am – 7pm, Thursday 9:15am-5pm & Friday 8am - 5pm.  Advising hours are Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 8am – 6pm, Thursday 9:15am-4pm & Friday 8am - 4pm and appointments can be made at (314) 516-5501.

Who advises my major?

While many students in CAS and COFAC receive advising in 303 Lucas, students in several degree programs should meet primarily with their departmental advisor. For CAS those degrees are Anthropology, Biology, Biochemistry & Biotechnology, Chemistry, Economics, Physics & Astronomy, or both Pre-Social Work and Social Work. For COFAC Art Education, Music, or Music Education should meet with their department.

Students from other programs are encouraged to meet with their departmental advisors as well before meeting with an advisors in 303 Lucas.

What do I need for an appointment?

In addition to lifting holds and registering students for classes, advisors help students understand the university's programs, requirements, policies and procedures, help answer any questions or concerns students may have, and refer students to available campus resources based on need among other administrative duties. So in order to get the most of an advisor, it helps to come in prepared. Here are several things students can do before meeting with an advisor:

Review the Student Advising Syllabus
Have your student number
Have a picture ID
Review your DARS
Look at the Course Catalog
Take the Math Placement Test
Schedule an appointment


Who are the advisors?

A full list of departmental advisors can be found here.


CAS/CoFAC Professional Advisors

Lisa Baker
Computer Science
Economics BA, BS
Mathematics BA, BS
Political Science
Public Policy Administration
Undecided Q - Z


Sylvia Baker
Media Studies
Undecided A - D


Grace Derda
Music Ed
Art Ed


Linda Guetterman
Liberal Studies  


Sarah Klekamp
Modern Languages
Art History/Studio Art
Theater & Dance
Undecided E - K


Michael Koertel
Undecided L - P


John Perez
Criminology/Criminal Justice


Joe Southerland
Pre-Health Professions