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Academic Advising and Support

Advising at Columbia College is multifaceted. Students are paired with an adviser through the James H. and Christine Turk Berick Center for Student Advising (CSA). CSA advisers are available to help with everything from selecting classes and honing study habits to applying for research and internship opportunities and developing long-term educational goals.

Once students declare a major, they receive an additional adviser from the corresponding academic department who will work with a student’s CSA adviser to help plan the academic schedule. In addition, students also have access to specialized career advising, global programs advising, fellowship advising and preprofessional advising.

Course Selection

In selecting courses each semester, you should consult with both the Director of Undergraduate Studies in your declared or anticipated major and your advising dean. To assist you in preparing for these conversations, the following pages may be of assistance: