Most faculty members serve as academic advisors. They assist with
Advising decisions related to course requirements, academic majors and career
choices. They meet with their advisees periodically each semester to
explore the students’ needs and interests; assist their advisees with
various administrative procedures (i.e., course registration, drop-add
or withdrawal), and generally monitor their advisees’ academic
progress. Once a student officially declares an academic major, a
professor within that academic department will become the student’s
new advisor. Students may declare a major as early as the end of
their first year. Students who believe that they are not receiving
adequate advising may contact the Academic Dean for a review of
their concerns. The student, however, is ultimately responsible for
seeing that all degree requirements are fulfilled.
Change of Major or Advisor
Students desiring to change their major field or advisor must
Declaration of a Minor
complete the necessary forms in the Office of the Registrar.
In addition to the major field of concentration, a student may choose one or more minors. A minor consists of fifteen (15) approved credits at the 200 level and above. The preponderance of courses for the minor must be taken at Belmont Abbey College. Students must consult with the Chair of the minor department when designing a program. Students must complete the necessary forms in the Office of the Registrar.