College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

College of Architecture, Arts & Humanities Academic Advising

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The AAH Advising Center works  with Undeclared students to explore academic programs and requirements while they work to decide a major they want  to declare. Advisors assist students with course selection, degree progress audits, and completion of academic forms. The main role of AAH Academic advisors is to guide Undeclared students’ academic planning and refer them to appropriate campus resources as they explore major options.

Schedule an  Appointment

Undeclared students can make an appointment with their advisor by visiting Strode Tower 105 or calling 864-656-4484 Monday through Friday from 8:00am-4:30pm. We do not accept appointment requests via email.

For students declared or interested in other AAH Majors, you can contact the following individuals to schedule appointments:

Architecture: Robert Hogan,

Communication Studies: Lori Pindar,

Construction Science and  Management: Deborah Anthony,

English: Jessica Dean,

History: Amit Bein,

Landscape Architecture: Matt Powers,

Language and  International Health: Graciela Tissera,

Language and  International Trade: Leslie Williams,

Modern Languages: Molly Greene,

Pan-African Studies:  Abel Bartley,

Philosophy: Bill Maker,

Production Studies in Performing Arts: David Hartmann,

Religious Studies: Ben White,

Sports Communication: Jimmy Sanderson,

Visual Arts: Gregg Shelnutt,

Women's Leadership: Diane Perpich,

If you are interested in a major outside the College of AAH, please contact one of the other College’s advising center directors:

Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences - F153 Poole Agricultural Center: Joey Thames,, 864.656.1534

Business and Behavioral Sciences – G-02 Sirrine Hall: Col. Sandy Edge,, 864.656.6172

Engineering and Science – 1st Floor Level Hall: Jessical Creel,, 864.656.2541

Health, Education, and Human Development – 309 Edwards Hall: Kristin Goodenow,, 864.656.5495

Expectations for advising for Undeclared students

  • Schedule academic advising appointments ahead of your registration time ticket so your academic advisor can release you to register for courses. Keep track of own course schedule and degree progress requirements. You can access DegreeWorks to view your degree audit and to run “What-if” reports on potential majors to determine what classes those majors require. To access DegreeWorks, visit iRoar > Student > Student Records > DegreeWorks.
  • Look over majors you are interested in and their corresponding curriculum in the undergraduate catalog. Based on that research, bring a list of questions or classes you want to discuss with your advisor.
  • Visit the Career Center to take inventories to assess your skills and interest to see how they fit with specific majors. You can also visit our “What Can I Do with a Major  in?” page to explore potential career options that align with different majors.
  • Know your registration time: Individual time tickets (i.e. registration access times) may be viewed by logging onto to iRoar ( under student-> registration -> registration status. The schedule of classes may also be viewed through the iRoar portal.
  • Accept final responsibility for all academic decisions including declaring a major, dropping and adding courses, withdrawals, academic forgiveness, change of major, and course substitutions

Advisor – Role and  Responsibilities

  • Assist students in planning and monitoring their progress toward an academic program that aligns with their skills and interests
  • Clarify academic expectations, policies, procedures, and requirements including dropping and adding courses, withdrawals, academic forgiveness, change of major, and course  substitutions Maintaining notes and contact with advisees throughout the year
  • Refer students to appropriate campus resources as necessary such as the Career Center, Academic Success Center, or other on-campus offices


This calendar includes important University dates, as well as events held by the AAH Advising Center, Michelin Career Center, Student Success Center, Cooper Library, and other campus offices.