The purpose of the academic advising program is to assist students as they define, plan, and achieve their educational and personal goals.
Faculty advisors aim to support student success and persistence by getting to know students on an individual level, encouraging timely completion of curricular and co-curricular objectives, and assisting in overall learning and development.
Students are assigned a faculty advisor at the start of their degree program. Advisor assignments are typically shared via email. Students can also access the name of their advisor in Campus Web, under the advising tab.
Students remain with the same advisor throughout the duration of the program. This continuity provides students with the opportunity to build a relationship with an advisor who knows them and understands their personal and professional goals.
Undergraduate students are required to elect their major of interest upon entry into the University and must officially declare a major during the second semester of sophomore year.
Students declaring pharmaceutical chemistry should declare by the end of their first year.
To access advising tracking forms and other important information, visit the undergraduate advising section on Moodle.
If a student enters the University as an undergraduate student and continues into St. Louis College of Pharmacy, they will be supported during their senior/P1 year by both their undergraduate faculty advisor and their new professional advisor.
During their senior/P1 year, students meet with both advisors in the fall, and solely with their professional advisor in the spring.
Professional advisors are knowledgeable about a variety of positions and career paths available in the profession of pharmacy, and most advisors have firsthand experience working within the profession.
Depending on your career goals, professional advisors can also provide you with more information about postgraduate training opportunities like fellowship and residency programs.
To access advising tracking forms and other information about the professional program, visit the academic advising section of the professional program co-curriculum section in Moodle.
If you have questions about undergraduate academic advising in the College of Arts and Sciences, contact Rebecca Jones, assistant vice president for student affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314.446.8352.
For information about professional advising in St. Louis College of Pharmacy, contact Tricia Berry, assistant dean for student academic affairs, at email@example.com or 314.446.8514.