Departmental Advising

Academic Advising is required of each student every semester. The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences has a two-tiered academic advising system in which students are generally advised for their first 2 years by professional advisors. As students progress into their major course work, they are advised in their academic department. Departmental advising is decentralized and therefore handled differently by each degree program. For information on academic advising in the majors, please contact them directly.

Below is a list of undergraduate majors, as well as the number of hours at which a student would transition to departmental advising.

Major Department Begin Advising At
African-American Studies Institute for African American Studies 60 hours
Anthropology Anthropology 60 hours
Arabic Religion 60 hours
Art Education, Art History, Studio Art Lamar Dodd School of Art 60 hours
Biochemistry Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 45 hours
Biology Biological Sciences 60 hours
Cellular Biology Cellular Biology 45 hours
Chemistry Chemistry 60 hours
Chinese Language and Literature Comparative Literature 60 hours
Classical Culture Classics 45 hours
Cognitive Science Institute for Artificial Intelligence 60 hours
Comparative Literature Comparative Literature 60 hours
Computer Science Computer Science 60 hours
Criminal Justice Criminal Justice Program 30 hours
Dance Dance 60 hours
Economics Terry College of Business 60 hours
English English 60 hours
Film Studies Theatre and Film Studies 60 hours
French Romance Languages 60 hours
Genetics Genetics 60 hours
Geography Geography 45 hours
Geology Geology 45 hours
German Germanic & Slavic Languages 60 hours
Germanic and Slavic Languages Germanic & Slavic Languages 60 hours
Greek Classics 60 hours
History History 60 hours
Italian Romance Languages 60 hours
Japanese Language and Literature Comparative Literature 60 hours
Latin Classics 60 hours
Latin American and Caribbean Studies Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute 60 hours
Mathematics Mathematics 30 hours
Microbiology Microbiology 60 hours
Molecular Biology Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 60 hours
Music, Music Education, Composition, Performance, Music Therapy, Theory Hugh Hodgson School of Music 60 hours
Philosophy Philosophy 60 hours
Physics Physics and Astronomy 60 hours
Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy 60 hours
Plant Biology Plant Biology 30 hours
Psychology Psychology 60 hours
Religion Religion 60 hours
Romance Languages Romance Languages 60 hours
Russian Germanic & Slavic Languages 60 hours
Sociology Sociology 60 hours
Spanish Romance Languages 60 hours
Communication Studies Communication Studies 60 hours
Statistics Statistics 45 hours
Theatre Theatre and Film Studies 60 hours
Women's Studies Institute for Women’s Studies 60 hours
Featured Faculty Advisor

Featured Faculty Advisor

Dr. Keith Langston

Dr. Langston is the recipient of the 2010 Franklin College Outstanding Faculty Academic Advisor Award. He is the coordinator of the Russian language program, and is actively involved in the development of web-based instructional materials for the beginning and intermediate Russian courses. In addition to teaching Russian language at all levels and an Honors course on culture and national identity in the Balkans, he is also on the faculty of the Linguistics Program, where he teaches courses in theoretical and historical linguistics. For the past three years he has participated in the UGA Croatia Maymester Study Abroad program.

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