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Getting a balanced and integrated liberal education, as well as making decisions about your future, requires planning and consultation with an adviser.

To realize the most from their university experience, students must give thoughtful consideration to all courses taken. The College provides accessible advising, both in the student's major department and in the CLAS Advising Center. Faculty members and professional advisers are available to students who need help with course scheduling, in declaring a major, thinking about graduate education, and exploring career paths.

Advisers by major and pre-professional program

An essential resource for all students is the PSU Bulletin. The Bulletin provides information on specific major requirements, course descriptions, and University policies. The Bulletin is available online. Additionally many departments have information on their departmental home pages (listed on the CLAS home page) and printed information in their offices. Another resource for advising is the PSU Advising home page.

The CLAS Advising Center is located on the 3rd floor mezzanine of the Smith Memorial Student Union (SMSU), room M305. We can be reached via phone at: 503-725-3822 or by email: If you need to access our office without taking any stairs, please use the mezzanine elevator near the Information Desk at the Broadway entrance to SMSU. Take a left as you exit the elevator and our offices will be straight ahead.