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Academic Advising

Academic Advising


The Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences utilizes both a one tier and two tier advising model depending on which major students are declared. In a one tier model, students see one advisor for all academic procedures including enrollment advising, degree checks, forms, degree requirement questions, etc. In a two tier advising model students meet with their departmental advisor for semester enrollment and questions regarding major work and major related opportunities. Students then meet with their college counselor for form requests, degree checks, and general education related questions. Please click on your major below to see what the advising procedures are for your major.

African and African American Studies

Natalie Dickson

Natalie Dickson
Asst. Dir. of Academic Services

Office: Ellison Hall, Room 124
Email: ndickson@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-4411

Make Appointment with Natalie Dickson


Anthropology

Tyson Putthoff

Tyson Putthoff
Academic Advisor

Office: 212 Dale Hall Tower
Email: tyson@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-7853

Make an Appointment with Tyson Putthoff


Arabic

Bart Hanna

Bart Hanna
Academic Advisor

Office: Ellison Hall, Room 124
Email: barthanna@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-4411 

Make an Appointment with Bart Hanna


Biology

Last Name A-E
Last Name S

Jennie Lazar

Jennie Lazar
Senior Academic Advisor

Office: Ellison Hall, Room 124
Email: jlazar@ou.edu


Make an Appointment
with Jennie Lazar

Last Name F-L
Last Name U-V
Last Name X-Z

Dani Hurley

Dani Hurley
Academic Advisor

Office: Richards Hall, Room 209
Email: danihurley@ou.edu

 

Make Appointment
with Dani Hurley

Last Name M-R
Last Name W

Samantha Raines

Samantha Raines
Academic Advisor

Office: Richards Hall, Room 209A
Email: samantharaines@ou.edu


Make Appointment with
Samantha Raines

Last Name T

 

Jodi Hubbel

Jodi Hubbel
Assistant Director of Academic Services

Office: Ellison Hall, Room 124
Email: jhubbel@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-4411

Make Appointment
with Jodi Hubbel


Chemistry and Biochemistry

Last Name A-M

Louisa Nash

Louisa Nash
Academic Advisor

Office: Chemisty Building ANNEX 214
Email: louisanash@ou.edu


Make Appointment
with Louisa Nash

Last Name N-Z

Wora Fox

Wora Fox
Academic Advisor

Office: Ellison Hall, Room 124
Email: wora.fox@ou.edu
Phone: 405-325-4411


Make Appointment
with Wora Fox


Classics and Letters

Phoenix Miranda

Phoenix Miranda
Academic Advisor

Office: Carnegie Building, Room 111
Email: nixmiranda@ou.edu 
Phone: (405) 325-5933

Make Appointment with Phoenix Miranda


Communication

Stephanie Terrazas

Stephanie Terrazas
Academic Advisor

Office: Burton Hall, Room 110
Phone: (405) 325-7710
Email: terrazas@ou.edu

Make Appointment with Stephanie Terrazas


Community Health

Natalie Dickson

Natalie Dickson
Asst. Dir. of Academic Services

Office: Ellison Hall, Room 124
Email: ndickson@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-4411

Make Appointment with Natalie Dickson


Economics

Corey Quiett

Corey Quiett
Academic Advisor

Office: Cate Center 1, Room 156
Email: cquiett@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-4307

Make Appointment with Corey Quiett


English

Kayla Ciardi

Kayla Ciardi
Academic Advisor

Office: Cate Center 2, Room 410
Email: ciardi.k@ou.edu
Phone: 405-325-2004
 

Make Appointment with Kayla Ciardi


Environmental Studies

Amy Ashley

Amy Ashley
Academic Advisor

Office: Ellison Hall,  124
Email: amyashley@ou.edu
 

Make Appointment with Amy Ashley


Film and Media Studies

Kayla Ciardi

Kayla Ciardi
Academic Advisor

Office: Cate Center 2, Room 410
Email: ciardi.k@ou.edu
Phone: 405-325-2004

Make Appointment with Kayla Ciardi


German

Bart Hanna

Bart Hanna
Academic Advisor

Office:
 Ellison Hall, Room 124
Email: barthanna@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-4411 
 

Make Appointment
with Bart Hanna


Health and Exercise Science

Last Name A-F

Megan Denney

Megan Denney
Office: 
SJ Sarkeys Fitness Complex, Room 104
Email: mdenney@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-5211

 

Make Appointment
with Megan Denney

Last Name G-M

Kristen Smithmier

Kristin Smithmier
Office: SJ Sarkeys Fitness Complex, Room 104
Email: ksmithmier@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-5211
 

Make Appointment
with Kristen Smithmier

Last Name N-Z

Kati Miller

Kati Miller
Office: SJ Sarkeys Fitness Complex, Room 104
Email: kati.miller@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-5211


Make Appointment
with Kati Miller


History

Jake Blackwell

Jake Blackwell
Academic Advisor

Office: Ellison Hall 124
Email: Jacob.a.blackwell@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-4411

Make Appointment with Jake Blackwell


History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Jodi Hubbel

Jodi Hubbel
Assistant Director of Academic Services

Office: Ellison Hall, Room 124
Email: jhubbel@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-4411

Make Appointment with Jodi Hubbel


Human Relations

Last Name A-F

Hannah Neher

Hannah Neher
Academic Advisor

Office: Ellison Hall, Room 124
Email: hannah.neher@ou.edu

 

Make Appointment
with Hannah Neher

Last Name G-O

Jake Blackwell

Jake Blackwell
Academic Advisor

Office: Ellison Hall 124
Email: Jacob.a.blackwell@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-4411

Make Appointment with Jake Blackwell

Last Name P-Z

Kristi Brooks

Kristi Brooks
Senior Academic Advisor

Office: Ellison Hall, Room 124
Email: kristibrooks@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-4411

Make Appointment Kristi Brooks


Information Studies

Jake Blackwell

Jake Blackwell
Academic Advisor

Office: Ellison Hall 124
Email: Jacob.a.blackwell@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-4411

Make Appointment with Jake Blackwell


Information Science and Technology

Jake Blackwell

Jake Blackwell
Academic Advisor

Office: Ellison Hall 124
Email: Jacob.a.blackwell@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-4411

Make Appointment with Jake Blackwell


Linguistics

Wora Fox

Wora Fox
Academic Advisor

Office: Ellison Hall, Room 124
Email: wora.fox@ou.edu
Phone: 405-325-4411


Make Appointment
with Wora Fox


Mathematics

Last Name A-H

Ryan Peters

Ryan Peters
Director of Academic Services

Office: Ellison Hall, Room 124
Email: ryanpeters@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-4411
 

Make Appointment
with Ryan Peters

Last Name I-R

Phoenix Miranda

Phoenix Miranda
Academic Advisor

Office: Carnegie Building, Room 111
Email: nixmiranda@ou.edu 
Phone: (405) 325-5933

Make Appointment with Phoenix Miranda

Last Name S-Z

Natalie Dickson

Natalie Dickson
Assistant Director of Academic Services

Office: Ellison Hall, Room 124
Email: ndickson@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-4411


Make Appointment
with Natalie Dickson


Microbiology and Plant Biology

Amy Ashley

Amy Ashley
Academic Advisor

Office: Ellison Hall, Room 124
Phone: (405) 325-4411
Email: amyashley@ou.edu

Make Appointment with Amy Ashley


Multidisciplinary Studies

A bachelor’s degree in Multidisciplinary Studies is an option provided for students who discover that existing OU programs do not meet their educational objectives and who wish to tailor a unique course of study to meet their individual goals. An MDS degree is an opportunity to craft a personal program of study with rigor, coherence, and purpose.

For more information about the MDS major, please schedule a consultation appointment by calling our front desk at (405) 325-4411, make an appointment with your advisor online at iadvise.ou.edu, or email us at mds@ou.edu.

Total hours: 120 hours
Upper division hours: 48 hours
Minimum GPA: 2.0

The course of study must include a minimum of 30 hours major-theme credit plus a Capstone, OU’s General Education requirements, and additional elective hours to a total of at least 120 hours. At minimum 18 hours of the major credit must be at the upper division level.

The student proposes a major theme of study with a course plan in coordination with an MDS advisor. The course plan must be approved by the Provost. Following initial approval of the MDS plan, any subsequent changes or substitutions must be approved by the Provost. While exceptions can be approved by the Provost in rare circumstances, an MDS Plan of Study should include at minimum the courses required by two minors or concentrations already approved at OU. This allows students to combine coherent course sequences, while leaving the flexibility to add other, individual courses that add to the educational experience. Students are encouraged to add complementary courses beyond the core areas to enrich their experience. Independent studies, study abroad, internships, and other forms of field experience can also add value to the MDS Plan of Study.

The Multidisciplinary Studies major requires that all students submit their proposed degree plan to the Provost for approval. This ensures that each degree plan meets the academic standards of the program and that each student will receive an enriching college experience. To submit a degree proposal, students should complete the application below and return it to the Cal Hobson Academic Services Office located in Ellison Hall room 124. Once your plan is reviewed you will be notified via e-mail regarding your status to your OU e-mail account.

Approval of your Multidisciplinary Studies degree plan will admit you to the MDS major but does not evaluate your status towards graduation. All MDS students must adhere to all graduation requirements as stipulated on the degree checksheet. This checksheet is available on-line at checksheets.ou.edu. If you have any questions regarding the application process you can call the Cal Hobson Academic Services office at (405) 325-4411.

pdf MDS Degree Plan Proposal Application (pdf)

Please keep these things in mind when composing your MDS major application:

  • Check the enrollment prerequisites for any courses you include in your MDS major plan to confirm your eligibility to enroll in the course.
  • Some departments will only let declared majors enroll in their courses so you may need to speak with an advisor in the departments you include to confirm your eligibility to enroll.
  • If your submitted plan is approved you must complete the exact list of courses you submitted on your major plan.

Since each Multidisciplinary Studies major plan is individualized to the student, academic advising is a crucial and required component for each student within the major. Students are required to meet with their Academic Advisor/Counselor each semester prior to enrollment. A student's advisor is assigned based on the first letter of their last name. Below is the breakdown of which students see which of our Academic Advisors/Counselors.

Last Name A-M

Hannah Neher

Hannah Neher
Academic Advisor

Office: Ellison Hall, Room 124
Email: hannah.neher@ou.edu
Phone: 405-325-4411

 

Make Appointment
with Hannah Neher

Last Name N-Z

Ryan Peters

Ryan Peters
Director of Academic Services

Office: Ellison Hall, Room 124
Email: ryanpeters@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-4411
 

Make Appointment
with Ryan Peters

There are many different reasons you would want to meet with your Academic Advisor/Counselor and we have detailed some of those reasons below:

  • Semester Advising: Each student must be advised before they will be eligible to enroll for a given semester. Enrollment windows typically open a few months prior to the beginning of a semester so students should plan ahead!
  • Degree Check: A degree check is a comprehensive audit of a student's academic records to determine exactly what they have remaining to graduate. This appointment is scheduled when a student has earned approximately 80-90 total hours.
  • Academic Contract: Student's who have a GPA below the graduation requirement of 2.00 must sign a Academic Contract with their Academic Counselor/Advisor before they will be eligible for enrollment.
  • New Transfer students: Multidisciplinary Studies students who have transferred to the University of Oklahoma will schedule an hour long appointment to discuss their major plan, semester advisement, and resources available at the University of Oklahoma.
  • Re-Admit Students: Multidisciplinary Studies students returning to the University of Oklahoma after an absence of 3 or more semesters will need to schedule an appointment to discuss their major plan, semester advisement, and any new university policies/procedures since they last attended the university.

Please keep these important things in mind regarding appointments within the Multidisciplinary Studies major:

  • Be sure that you have declared the Multidisciplinary Studies major. Students can declare the Multidisciplinary Studies major by completing a change of major form with the Cal Hobson Academic Services office in room 124 of Ellison Hall after they have an approved major plan.
  • Be sure that you have submitted your designed major plan for approval. All MDS major applications should be submitted to Ellison Hall room 124 once completed. Once your degree plan has been officially reviewed by the Provost you will be notified via your OU e-mail address.
  • Schedule an advising appointment each semester. Semester advising is required in the Multidisciplinary Studies major so you should visit iAdvise each semester to schedule these appointments.
  • Be prepared for your advising appointment. Prior to your advising appointment you should use One to look at available courses and prepare a list of courses you are interested in completing. You should also make a list of questions you would like to ask your advisor.
  • Gather and bring all important information. If you have any outstanding transfer work, placement tests, credit by advanced standing, or any other important information that could benefit your advising appointment please bring that with you.

Native American Studies

Tyson Putthoff

Tyson Putthoff
Academic Advisor

Office: 212 Dale Hall Tower
Email: tyson@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-7853

Make an Appointment with Tyson Putthoff


Persian

Marjaneh Seirafi-Pour

Marjaneh Seirafi-Pour

Office:
 Farzaneh Hall, Room 319
Email: marjan@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-5164

Make Appointment with Marjaneh Seirafi-Pour


Philosophy, Ethics, and Religion

Jodi Hubbel

Jodi Hubbel
Assistant Director of Academic Services

Office: Ellison Hall, Room 124
Email: jhubbel@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-4411

Make Appointment with Jodi Hubbel


Physics and Astronomy

Wora Fox

Wora Fox
Academic Advisor

Office: Ellison Hall, Room 124
Email: wora.fox@ou.edu
Phone: 405-325-4411


Make Appointment
with Wora Fox


Planned Program (Standard)

The Planned Program major requires that all students submit their proposed degree plan to the College of Arts & Sciences for approval. This ensures that each degree plan meets the academic standards of the program and that each student will receive an enriching and intentional college experience. Prior to completing a major application, students should meet with a Planned Program advisor for a consultation appointment.  These appointments can be scheduled by calling our front desk at (405)325-4411.  After attending a consultation appointment or information session, students can complete the application below and return it to the Cal Hobson Academic Services Office located in Ellison Hall room 124. Once your plan is reviewed you will be notified via your OU e-mail regarding the decision on your application.

Please keep these things in mind when composing your Planned Program major application:

  • Check the enrollment prerequisites for any courses you include in your major plan to confirm your eligibility to enroll in the course.
  • Some departments will only let declared majors enroll in their courses so you may need to speak with an advisor in the departments you include to confirm your eligibility to enroll.
  • If your submitted plan is approved you must complete the exact list of courses you submitted on your major plan.

Following the approval of your major plan it is required that you meet with a Planned Program Academic Advisor at least once a semester to track degree progress and discuss long term goals and enrollment. 

Click here for application

Last Name A-M

Hannah Neher

Hannah Neher
Academic Advisor

Office: Ellison Hall, Room 124
Email: hannah.neher@ou.edu
Phone: 405-325-4411

 

Make Appointment
with Hannah Neher

Last Name N-Z

Ryan Peters

Ryan Peters
Director of Academic Services

Office: Ellison Hall, Room 124
Email: ryanpeters@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-4411
 

Make Appointment
with Ryan Peters

There are many different reasons you would want to meet with your Academic Advisor/Counselor and we have detailed some of those reasons below:

  • Semester Advising: Each student must be advised before they will be eligible to enroll for a given semester. Enrollment windows typically open a few months prior to the beginning of a semester so students should plan ahead!
  • Degree Check: A degree check is a comprehensive audit of a student's academic records to determine exactly what they have remaining to graduate. This appointment is scheduled when a student has earned approximately 80-90 total hours.
  • Academic Contract: Student's who have a GPA below the graduation requirement of 2.00 must sign a Academic Contract with their Academic Counselor/Advisor before they will be eligible for enrollment.
  • New Transfer students: Multidisciplinary Studies students who have transferred to the University of Oklahoma will schedule an hour long appointment to discuss their major plan, semester advisement, and resources available at the University of Oklahoma.
  • Re-Admit Students: Multidisciplinary Studies students returning to the University of Oklahoma after an absence of 3 or more semesters will need to schedule an appointment to discuss their major plan, semester advisement, and any new university policies/procedures since they last attended the university.

Please keep these important things in mind regarding appointments within the Multidisciplinary Studies major:

  • Be sure that you have declared the Multidisciplinary Studies major. Students can declare the Multidisciplinary Studies major by completing a change of major form with the Cal Hobson Academic Services office in room 124 of Ellison Hall after they have an approved major plan.
  • Be sure that you have submitted your designed major plan for approval. All MDS major applications should be submitted to Ellison Hall room 124 once completed. Once your degree plan has been officially reviewed by the Provost you will be notified via your OU e-mail address.
  • Schedule an advising appointment each semester. Semester advising is required in the Multidisciplinary Studies major so you should visit iAdvise each semester to schedule these appointments.
  • Be prepared for your advising appointment. Prior to your advising appointment you should use One to look at available courses and prepare a list of courses you are interested in completing. You should also make a list of questions you would like to ask your advisor.
  • Gather and bring all important information. If you have any outstanding transfer work, placement tests, credit by advanced standing, or any other important information that could benefit your advising appointment please bring that with you.

Political Science

Kristi Brooks

Kristi Brooks
Senior Academic Advisor

Office: Ellison Hall, Room 124
Email: kristibrooks@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-4411

Make Appointment Kristi Brooks


Psychology

Last Name A-G

Emma Cockrell

Emma Cockrell
Academic Advisor

Office:
  Dale Hall Tower 708
Email: eecockrell1997@ou.edu 
Phone: (405) 325-4512

Make Appointment
with Emma Cockrell

Last Name H-O

Bart Hanna

Bart Hanna
Academic Advisor

Office:
 Ellison Hall, Room 124
Email: barthanna@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-4411 
 

Make Appointment
with Bart Hanna

Last Name P-Z

Jen DuBois

Jen DuBois
Academic Advisor

Office: Dale Hall Tower, room 709
Email: jdubois@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-4512

 

Make Appointment
with Jen DuBois

 

 

 

 


Public Health

Natalie Dickson

Natalie Dickson
Asst. Dir. of Academic Services

Office: Ellison Hall, Room 124
Email: ndickson@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-4411

Make Appointment with Natalie Dickson


Public and Nonprofit Administration

Tyson Putthoff

Tyson Putthoff
Academic Advisor

Office: 212 Dale Hall Tower
Email: tyson@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-7853

Make Appointment with Tyson Putthoff


Religious Studies

Jennie Lazar

Jennie Lazar
Sr. Academic Advisor

Office: Ellison Hall, Room 124
Email: jlazar@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-4411

Make Appointment with Jennie Lazar


Russian

Hannah Neher

Hannah Neher
Academic Advisor

Office: Ellison Hall, Room 124
Email: hannah.neher@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-4411 


Make Appointment
with Hannah Neher


Social Work

College Advisor

Jodi Hubbel

Jodi Hubbel
Assistant Director of Academic Services

Office: Ellison Hall, Room 124
Email: jhubbel@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-4411

Make Appointment
with Jodi Hubbel

Department Advisor

Susan Blossom

Susan Blossom

Office: Zarrow Hall, Room 356
Email: blossom@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-2821


Make Appointment
with Susan Blossom

 


Sociology and Criminology

College Advisor

Natalie Dickson

Lucy Donley
Academic Advisor

Office: Ellison Hall, Room 124
Email: lucy.donley@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-4411


Make Appointment
with Lucy Donley

Department Advisor
 

Natalie Dickson

Debra Hensley-Luczycki
Academic Advisor

Office: Kaufman Hall, Room 327
Email: deb@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-5972


Make Appointment with
Debra Hensley-Luczycki


Women's and Gender Studies

Jake Blackwell

Jake Blackwell
Academic Advisor

Office: Ellison Hall 124
Email: Jacob.a.blackwell@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-4411

Make Appointment with Jake Blackwell