Academics & Programs


Liberal arts requirements vary within the individual degree programs on campus. Therefore, it is important that students carefully plan their liberal arts program to meet their specific degree requirements. Academic advisors are available daily to provide assistance in planning and selecting appropriate liberal arts courses. Through this office, the college provides liberal arts advising and audits for each degree program to help students maintain records of progress toward their degree.

To schedule an advising appointment, please e-mail an advisor or call 475-2444.

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College of Liberal Arts Academic Advisors:

John Smithgall, Assistant Dean,

Director of Student Services & Advising, Honors Advocate, Program Director for Liberal Arts Exploration

Marcia Beattie, Sr. Academic Advisor,

Academic Advisor for students in Criminal Justice, Journalism, Philosophy, and Political Science.

Pat Sanborn, Academic Advisor and Career Seminar Instructor

Academic Advisor for students in the Liberal Arts Exploration program

Kristen Simmons, Academic Advisor

Academic Advisor for students in Advertising & Public Relations, Communication, and Psychology. 

Tammi Wiley Wickson, Academic Advisor

Academic Advisor for students in Applied Modern Language & Culture, Digital Humanities & Social Sciences, Economics, International & Global Studies, Museum Studies, Public Policy, and Sociology & Anthropology.