Advising Overview

Academic advisors are available to assist you in the BSOS Advising Office and in your individual Academic Department Advising Office in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. Appointments, walk-in, phone, and email advising are all possible, depending on your circumstances.

The goal of advising is to help you maximize your undergraduate experience by making informed decisions about your academic and extracurricular opportunities.  Some students check-in with an academic advisor every semester. Some only seek assistance when they have a specific question or concern. It is your education and you are in charge. However, know that a team of advisors stand ready to assist you.

The most frequently requested academic resources on campus include the Learning Assistance Services, the Counseling Center, and Disability Support Service.

Some of the most frequently visited Program offices for BSOS students on campus include the Pre-Law Advising, Pre-Med Advising, the University Career Center, Federal Semester, Global Semester, and the Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research.

If you are looking for a credit-bearing internship, you can check your academic department’s listserv or blog, but you may also wish to explore the BSOS Internship Program the campus Internship Website, or the Career Center Internship Tips. Note that many students choose not to earn academic credit for internships and instead highlight these important experiences on their resumes instead.

If you run into academic difficulty, your academic advisor may contact you. But, if you are experiencing problems or know that your GPA is in danger, please be proactive about seeking help from your advisor early. You can find information about academic probation and dismissal procedures on the BSOS Advising website.