How to Select an Academic Advising Group
Students attending Fall Advising & Orientation have an opportunity to select an academic advising group for your session. You are encouraged to make your selection based on what works best for you. It is possible that your first choice of advising group may be full. If this occurs, you may try another strategy and select an advising group that is not in the area of your intended field of study. Don’t worry! There is standardized information presented in every advising group, and choosing a particular group does not “lock you in” to anything academically.
Note: Only students who have been admitted into Fairhaven College, the Honors Program, or the Music Program will be placed into those advising groups.
We also encourage you to explore academic departments and programs to learn more about the academic majors available at Western and locate contact information for the department. If you have questions about your intended academic major or believe you are ready to declare your major, you are encouraged to contact the department prior to arriving for your session. Additionally, you may consider connecting with faculty/staff who are in your area of interest while you’re on campus before classes begin.
Following is a list of advising groups for the Fall Advising & Orientation program. When making your reservation, please select only ONE advising group. If you don't see the group listed in the drop down box when you make your reservation that means the group is full; please choose another advising group.
Business and Economics
Please note:All other students seeking certification in Elementary Education or Secondary Education must choose an academic major before applying to Woodring College of Education. This will be the majority of students interested in education. The academic major will become your primary endorsement area once you complete your education certification. Therefore, you will need to choose one of the academic areas for your advising session. If you have questions prior to making your Fall Advising & Orientation reservation, please contact the Academic Advising Center at 360.650.3850 for clarification.
Fine and Performing Arts
Huxley College of the Environment
Environmental Science students may choose to do an emphasis in one of these areas: Freshwater Ecology, Marine Ecology, Terrestrial Ecology, and Environmental Toxicology.
Environmental Studies students may choose to do an emphasis in one of the following areas: Environmental Education, Environmental Policy, Geography, Urban Planning and Sustainable Development, or Environmental Studies.