From signing up for classes to getting career advice, your advisors are here to help.
The Honors Academic Advising team are here to help you as you navigate your honors requirements and work towards graduation with honors distinction. To make an advising appointment, please call our front desk at 520-621-6901.
Honors students often have diverse interests that cut across numerous disciplines. Narrowing down one’s area of study to one (or two or three) majors can be a challenging process when so many options seem appealing. The Honors College Advisors are available to work with students who have not yet declared a major, and with those who have declared a major but are considering other options. The advisor helps students as they explore UA’s 127 majors and 118 minors, assess their personal values and interests, and develop a game plan for their next steps.
Students who have a declared major will receive academic advising through their academic college. Only your academic advisor can tell you what courses are required for your major, approve the use of transfer credit toward your degree, or sign off on your graduation requirements. You can find contact information for your academic advisor on your UAccess homepage or through the Advising Resource Center advisor directory.
MAKING PROGRESS TOWARDS GRADUATION
The Honors Academic Advising team are here to help you as you navigate your honors requirements and work towards graduation with honors distinction. Outreach from an academic advisor will be done by a last name alpha split, but drop-ins and general appointments can be made with any of our five advisors.
HONORS ADVISING FOR GRADUATING STUDENTS (DEGREE AUDITS)
Students who are intending to graduate with honors must meet with an honors advisor in order to obtain honors approval on the official Degree Audit Worksheet. Students initiate the degree audit process by applying for graduation via UAccess, and will then meet with their academic advisor in their major to obtain the Degree Audit Worksheet. Students may need to see the advisor in their 2nd major or minor, if necessary. Students will then bring the Degree Audit Worksheet to their assigned Honors advisor for review and approval.
HONORS FACULTY ADVISORS
Most academic departments have designated a faculty member to serve as the Honors Faculty Advisor for students in their major.
The Honors Faculty Advisor does not generally provide academic advising on degree requirements; rather, this individual provides mentorship and guidance to honors students who are interested in becoming more engaged in their discipline, seeking special research opportunities, or planning for graduate school or careers. Honors Faculty Advisors can also help students plan for the honors thesis/capstone and answer questions about research in their areas of interest.