Our office focuses on the support and guidance of undergraduate students as they create a plan for their academic pursuits while at Texas A&M and beyond. We work to provide undergraduates with information necessary to make decisions in alignment with their goals, while also helping students fulfill the requirements to attain their degree from Texas A&M.
For our new incoming first-year and transfer students: please be sure to schedule your New Student Conference (NSC) as soon as you’re able. The second day of your conference will primarily be spent with us in advising to familiarize you with our academic requirements, the program and department, and to aid you with your first-semester registration. Please do not schedule an advising meeting with us prior to your NSC, as academic advising will be a part of your NSC experience.
There are two ways to meet with an academic advisor: appointments and virtual drop-in hours.
Advising appointments are scheduled through Navigate website or Navigate app and must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. If you schedule an appointment but are unable to keep it, please be sure to cancel your appointment as soon as possible.
Virtual drop-in hours are windows of time when an advisor is available to meet with students on a first-come, first-served basis. These hours are ideal for quick questions or clarifications, or if you’re unable to find a timely appointment that works for your schedule. If you need the link to join the Zoom meeting, please email the advisor.
- Mondays: 9:00 to 11:00 am for virtual drop-in advising
- Tuesdays: 9:00 to 11:00 am for virtual drop-ins & 2:00 to 4:00 pm for appointments
- Wednesdays: 2:00 to 4:00 pm for appointments
- Thursdays: 9:00 to 11:00 am for appointments & 2:00 to 4:00 pm for virtual drop-ins
Meeting with an Advisor
During advising meetings, an advisor can discuss a variety of topics with you including, but not limited to:
- Types of degrees you can earn in Anthropology
- Adding an Anthropology or Museum Studies minor; if you meet the requirements to add a minor, use our online forms to request the ANTH minor or MUST minor
- Completing a double major or double degree
- Planning and preparing for graduation
- Completing your degree planner
- Reviewing your degree evaluation and planning out classes
- Adding Anthropology coursework through individual contracts with faculty (i.e. research, internships, or directed studies)
- Q-Dropping courses
- Making post-graduation plans
- Getting support for challenges or concerns
Ziena Miller, Manager for Undergraduate Academic Advising Services
Academic Advisor, Anthropology & Philosophy
- Academic Guidance and Support to Undergraduates
- Degree Plans, Graduation Clearance, Q-Drops, Minors
- New Student Conferences