Advising

Advisement at ETSU is defined as a "continuous interactive process between an advisor and student which facilitates the development and achievement of the student's overall goals."

Advisement is a distinct part of a student's educational experience, provided by ETSU as a service. Discussions between the student and the advisor will assist in exploring and clarifying educational, career, and life goals. Students should consult with their advisor before making decisions that may affect academic progress and success. Discussions with the advisor may include: career decisions, ETSU resources, dropping a class, withdrawing from school, selecting courses, and understanding degree requirements.
All students have an assigned advisor and should confer with the advisor regularly. Advisors are a personal link between the student and the university. The relationship students develop with their advisor is important to their success at ETSU. An advisor can be assigned or changed by contacting the advisement coordinator for the college or school in which the student's major is offered.

The Department of History requires that ALL majors seek regular academic advisement, each semester, prior to registering for class. At sixty (60) hours, the history major is just embarking on his or her upper-level coursework. As most majors are involved in professional training for careers, it is important to seek advising regularly in order to help assure that you take the proper courses, in the proper sequence to best accomplish your goals.

For Undergraduate advising, see: 

Dr. William Burgess
Rogers-Stout 109
439-6691


General information about undergraduate advisement at ETSU may be found here .

The advisement process differs from student to student, as each student's record is different. However, some basic things apply:
  • You must complete the Undergraduate core.
  • You must complete a major .
  • You must complete a minor  or a second major.
  • You must take enough electives to reach the minimum number of required hours (120 minimum).

If you are a new student and not transferring any hours to ETSU, you may wish to consult a Sample Schedule , which covers the Freshman and Sophomore years. This is a sample only. You must consult with your advisor prior to registration, each semester until you graduate. 

The undergraduate advisement process is one of the most important aspects of your time at ETSU. Undergraduate advising plays a pivotal role in your career, not only during your time at ETSU, but also in your future education or occupation. Therefore, it is vitally necessary that you take an active part in your advisement. No advisor can guarantee that you graduate "on-time", if you personally fail to act responsibility in regard to seeking advisement, asking pertinent questions, and maintaining regular contact with your advisor.

We have provided a great deal of information in the  Undergraduate History FAQ .  This FAQ covers most aspects of the undergraduate programs in the History Department, including information for majors, minors, transfer students, and Secondary Education students.