Academic and career advising are important parts of Boise State University’s commitment to the process of educating the student. Advising involves both an interaction process designed to facilitate student development and the communication of accurate information regarding degree programs, courses, resources, college policies/procedures, and career opportunities, all with the objective of helping students attain their educational goals. The academic and career advising process is one which leads students to:
- become well informed about policies and procedures, curricular options and academic program requirements.
- clearly define their educational objectives.
- plan programs which incorporate their interests, abilities, and career goals.
- make full use of the facilities and resources available at Boise State University.
Boise State University is committed to providing high quality academic and career advising to students in all academic programs. Attaining this goal requires that both advisors and students understand and embrace their respective roles in the advising process.
Boise State University recognizes academic career advising as an integral part of your educational experience. Based on your individual circumstances, personal development and academic interests, academic advising provides an opportunity to work with a professional expert who will guide you in educational decisions.
Get to know your advisor and let your advisor get to know you! It will be one of the most beneficial relationships you will develop on campus.
Considering a Change of Major?
A student seeking a baccalaureate degree must declare a major field of study by the time he/she is classified as a junior (58 credits).
If you are an undergraduate student pursuing an academic degree, you can view and change your major or minor on your My.BoiseState account. If you have applied for graduation, however, you cannot change your major or minor on My.BoiseState account. You must contact the Registrar’s office.
The Department of Political Science requires a high intervention process, where a student is required to meet with an academic advisor within the Department prior to accepting a change of major request. If you have not already been admitted to Political Science, please contact Professor Richard Kinney with the Department of Political Science to schedule an initial advising appointment.
Considering a Complete Withdraw?
Visit the Office of the Dean of Students http://deanofstudents.boisestate.edu website.
From there, on the left navigation bar there are two links: