College and Career Advising

This section describes 3 types of advising available to undergraduate students:

EXPLORING MAJORS AND MINORS? LOOKING FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT A SPECIFIC MAJOR OR MINOR? DECIDING? 

If you’re exploring the full range of majors that might match your interests and strengths, we encourage you to visit the Tykeson College and Career Advising team in Tykeson Hall. Tykeson Academic and Career Advisors will help you clarify your interests, meet academic requirements, discuss career possibilities with Career Readiness Coaches, and put you in touch with the many resources available to help you succeed. The Tykeson College and Career Advising team can also help majors/minors in Linguistics plan courses, integrate activities to help with career preparation, answer questions about core education and university policies and procedures, and connect you with other resources for student success.

The Tykeson College and Career Advising in Willie and Donald Tykeson Hall is UO’s new advising center, located on 13th Avenue, between Johnson and Chapman Halls.You can schedule appointments with our Tykeson College and Career Advising team via the EAB Navigate app available in the App Store or Google Play. 

LOOKING FOR IN-DEPTH INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR MAJOR OR MINOR IN LINGUISTICS? 

If you have already declared a major, you can contact Professor Melissa Baese-Berk, Director of Undergraduate Studies mbaesebe@uoregon.edu Phone: 541-346-3899.

She can offer expertise about your major, as well as detailed information about your major department and its curricular and co-curricular offerings. The Director of Undergraduate Studies will assist you as you work to complete the major (or minor) in Linguistics. She can help you develop a concrete plan of study so that you get through the major smoothly. She can help you identify courses that complement your major and the particular focus you want to develop within the major. We recommend that you connect with the Director of Undergraduate Studies each term, preferably far enough along in the term that you know how the term is going but soon enough that you can use the advising meeting to set up your next term.

INDIVIDUAL FACULTY ADVISING

You will find that making a strong academic connection with one (or more) individual faculty member is immensely useful to you as you develop your academic program and profile at the UO. An individual faculty adviser can discuss how you’re doing academically, give advice on particular courses to take and particular faculty to take them from, and write more than a perfunctory letter when you apply for jobs, graduate school, or professional school. How do you go about getting an individual faculty advisor? Allow yourself to get immersed in your academic studies. Take advantage of the willingness of good faculty to work with students by going to office hours not just when you're having trouble with some material but when you're curious to learn more. All of us who are faculty enjoy and value the chance to work with committed students.