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Advising

For student seeking to major in any of the programs offered by the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics appropriate and timely academic advising is of critical importance. Given the interdependence and sequential nature of courses needed for most of the degree programs in the sciences, planning an academic program is no trivial task. Students are strongly encouraged to seek advice from an academic advisor throughout the course of their study at Eastern.  

Depending on the student's level of specialization, three different tiers of advisors are available to assist students:

General Undergraduate Advisors (GUAA)

Freshmen and sophomores who have not yet decided on a particular direction of study may want to seek advising from a general undergraduate advisor from the General Academic Undergraduate Advising Office (GUAA).

 

College Advisors

Students who have narrowed their field of interest to one or more programs offered within the College of Health Sciences and Public Heath are usually most effectively advised by one of the two full-time advisors for the college:

Gar Springberry

Gar Springberry
Advisor, School of Computing and Engineering Sciences
Phone: (509) 359-6254
Office: 319F CEB
E-mail: SCESAdvising@ewu.edu

Sue Murphy
Advisor, Natural and Pre-Health Sciences
Phone: (509) 359-6809
Office: 258A SCI
E-mail: smurphy@ewu.edu

 

Department/Program Advisors

Students who have chosen or declared a major may be assigned an advisor from the department that offers the program. Typically this advisor is a faculty member who teaches courses in that specific program - someone who knows both the academic program and individual courses first hand. This type of advisor is in the best position to give students advice on their choice of elective courses, senior projects and how courses may be tied to specific careers within the discipline.

Students who are ready to declare a major may contact the department chair or program director responsible for the program in order to complete the major declaration process and be assigned an advisor. Some programs are directing new prospective majors to first meet with the appropriate college advisor (see below for contact information).

Department of Biology
Contact: Sue Murphy (see above)

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Contact: Dr. Robin McRae, Department Chair,
Phone: 509.359.2798 
Email:
rmcrae@ewu.edu

Department of Computer Science
Contact:
Gar Springberry (see above)
Also see specific advising information related to Computer Science students on this page.

Department of Engineering and Design
Contact: Gar Springberry (see above)

Environmental Science Program
Contact: Dr. Ross Black, Program Director
Phone: 509.359-4815
Email:
rblack@ewu.edu

Department of Geology
Contact:
Dr. Jennifer Thomson, Department Chair
Phone: 509.359.7478
Email:
jthomson@ewu.edu

Department of Mathematics
Contract:
Dr. Barbara Alvin, Department Chair 
Phone:
509.359.2203 
Email:
balvin@ewu.edu

Natural Science Education Program
Contact: Sue Murphy (see above)

Department of Physics
Contact:
Sue Murphy (see above)

 

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