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Academic advising

During the first two years of your arts degree you’ll be encouraged to choose introductory courses across a wide range of subjects. This will give you a strong foundation to plan for and follow your desired discipline of study.

In the second half of your degree, you will declare your major and take courses primarily in that discipline. Student can declare a major in one discipline, or a double major in two disciplines, in the term they are successfully completing 10 term-courses (year 1) but must do so by the time they successfully complete the first 20 term-courses (year 2).

Your academic advisor

All arts students are encouraged to connect with our academic advisor, Tanya Pitt. Academic advising will help you:

  • Make sense of your plans and aspirations.
  • Harness your strengths and interests.
  • Develop an academic plan that satisfies the requirements of your chosen degree program in support of your career planning.
  • Learn and understand university policies and regulations.
  • Access campus resources.
  • Enhance your skills while becoming a self-directed life-long learner and innovator.

If Tanya can’t help directly, she’ll connect you with someone who can. Plan to consult with her once per year or term based on your needs.

When you meet with Tanya you should be prepared to:

  • Clarify personal interests and goals.
  • Have questions and/or materials ready for discussion. (Examples of materials: preferred class schedules, admission requirements for intended programs/degrees, etc.).
  • Follow-through on action items after advising sessions and accept responsibility for decisions. (Examples of action items: class registration, use writing/math help centre, attend Career Counselling, visit Student Employment Service, etc.).
  • Understand academic regulations, and know important academic dates. (Examples: plagiarism, add and drop dates, application to graduate deadline, etc.)
  • Maintain a Self-Tracking Degree Audit (STDA) of progress towards goals and completion of program requirements.

Connect with Tanya

Tanya’s office is located in Oland Hall in room G12. She can be reached at 506-648-5722 or by email at

If you email Tanya please be sure that you include your name, student number and your career/educational goals along with the list of courses that you are registered for. She'll then make recommendations based on your selections.

Transfer credit coordinator

Transfer students:
Registrar's Office, Oland Hall, 1st Floor
Phone: 506-648-5670