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The Undergraduate Advisor will provide interested students with information and guidance in planning a major or minor. Upon review of the information on our majors and minors, we encourage you to meet with the Advisor, Thom Chivens, in order to discuss specific courses and ways in which anthropology can contribute to your career goals.

Declaring a major or minor requires that you come in for an advising appointment.

Advising appointments may be scheduled by clicking on the button below or by contacting the Department by telephone at 734.764.7274.

**Walk-in Advising is currently suspended until further notice due to Covid-19. Phone or virtual appointments are available. Click on the button below to schedule**

Walk-in Advising:

Walk-in advising is available with the Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Melinda Nelson, in our main office, 101 West Hall (office 107A), at the following times:

Mondays and Wednesdays

  • 9:30–10:30 AM
  • 3:00–4:00 PM

The Undergraduate Program Coordinator will also answer basic advising questions via email at However, some questions require an in-person appointment, these include questions about:

  • transfer or study abroad credit
  • senior audit (a.k.a. major release)
  • career paths or graduate school