Advising at NIU

Who is My Advisor?

The Academic Advising Center at NIU advises all students who are undecided or have no college affiliation. Contact us for advising.


Students with intended or declared majors should contact the designated advisor for their specific major. Certain undergraduate colleges also provide advising to students who are currently undecided regarding which particular program within the specific college to pursue. Download the PDF version of the Undergraduate Academic Advising Resources 2012/2013 Brochure.


College and departmental advisers available to assist you:

College of Business

www.cob.niu.edu

Students enrolled in 100- and 200-level business courses should contact:
Undergraduate Studies in Business
Lori Marcellus, Director
Barsema Hall 201, (815) 753-1325

Students enrolled in 300- or 400-level business courses should contact their major advisors as follows:

Business Administration
Barsema Hall 245, (815) 753-0099

Department of Accountancy
Barsema Hall 345, (815) 753-1637

Department of Finance
Barsema Hall 236, (815) 753-1114

Department of Management
Barsema Hall 245, (815) 753-1124

Department of Marketing
Barsema Hall 128, (815) 753-1714

Department of Operations Management and Information Systems
Barsema Hall 328, (815) 753-1286


College of Education

www.cedu.niu.edu

Margaret Myles, Director of Advising and Student Services
Gabel Hall 138, (815) 753-8352

Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education
Anderson Hall 221, (815) 753-1407

Department of Literacy Education (Elementary Education)
Gabel Hall 147, (815) 753-8350

Department of Special and Early Education (SEED)
Gabel Hall 159, (815) 753-8352


College of Engineering and Engineering Technology

www.ceet.niu.edu

Francine St. Clair, Director of Academic Advising
Engineering Building, 331 (815) 753-1442

Department of Electrical Engineering
Engineering Building 330, (815) 753-9974

Department of Industrial Engineering
Engineering Building 230, (815) 753-1282

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Building 226, (815) 753-9979

Department of Engineering Technology
Still Gym 203, (815) 753-1349


College of Health and Human Sciences

www.chhs.niu.edu

Sandi Splansky, Director, Academic Advising
Wirtz Hall 227, (815) 753-1891, HHSAdvisingHelp@niu.edu

Department of Military Science
Chick Evans Field House 107 & 109, (815) 753-7682

School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders

  • Medical Laboratory Sciences,
    DuSable Hall 159, (815) 753-1382
  • Speech Language Pathology/Audiology,
    Wirtz Hall 323, (815) 753-1484
  • Health Sciences - Pre-Physical Therapy,
    Wirtz Hall 209, (815) 753-1383
  • Health Sciences - Rehabilitation Services,
    Wirtz Hall 323, (815) 753-1484

School of Family, Consumer, and Nutrition Sciences
Wirtz Hall 118, (815) 753-1543

School of Nursing and Health Studies

  • Public Health and Health Education,
    Wirtz Hall 235, (815) 753-1384
  • Nursing, 
    School of Nursing Building 190, 1240 Normal Road, (815) 753-1231

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

www.clas.niu.edu
Steve Estes,
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Zulauf Hall 201, (815) 753-0114

Department of Anthropology
Grant Tower South A - Room 502, (815) 753-0246

Department of Biological Sciences
Montgomery Hall 356, (815) 753-0437

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Faraday Hall 319, (815) 753-1131

Department of Communication
Watson Hall 217, (815) 753-5354

Community Leadership and Civic Engagement (NGOLD)
Zulauf Hall 114, (815) 753-4410

Department of Computer Science
Psychology-Computer Science Building 460,
(815) 753-0378

Department of Economics
Zulauf Hall 515, (815) 753-1031

Department of English
Reavis Hall 215, (815) 753-0611

Environmental Studies (ENVS)
Health Service Building 321, (815) 753-6563

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Watson Hall 111, (815) 753-1501

Department of Geography
Davis Hall 118, (815) 753-0631

Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences
Davis Hall 312, (815) 753-1943

Department of History
Zulauf Hall 715, (815) 753-0131

Department of Journalism
Watson Hall 217, (815) 753-5354

Department of Mathematical Sciences
Watson Hall 338, (815) 753-0566

  • Division of Statistics
    DuSable Hall 366, (815) 753-6778

Department of Philosophy
Zulauf Hall 915, (815) 753-0331

Department of Physics
Faraday Hall West 204, (815) 753-1772

Department of Political Science
Zulauf Hall 415, (815) 753-1011

Department of Psychology
Psychology-Computer Science Building 400,
(815) 753-0372

Department of Sociology
Zulauf Hall 815, (815) 753-0365

Pre-Professional Studies

Montgomery Hall 356, (815) 753-0437
Pre-dentistry
Pre-medicine
Pre-optometry
Pre-pharmacy
Pre-veterinary medicine

Academic Advising Center, (815) 753-2573
Pre-Law


College of Visual and
Performing Arts

www.vpa.niu.edu
Melanie Parks,
Associate Dean
Music Building 304A, (815) 753-1635

School of Art
Jack Arends Hall/Visual Arts Building 216,
(815) 753-1473

School of Music
Music Building 140, (815) 753-1551

School of Theatre and Dance
Grant South, Tower A Room 302 or 303, (815) 753-1334


Interdisciplinary Minors, Certificates and Concentrations

Applied Communication
Departments of English and Communication
Reavis Hall 214, (815) 753-1606

Applied Ethics
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Zulauf Hall 915, (815) 753-0331

Black Studies
Center for Black Studies
Lincoln Terrace, (815) 753-1709

Classical Studies
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Watson Hall 120, (815) 753-1501

Cognitive Studies
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Grant Tower South A - Room 502, (815) 753-8574

Comparative Literature
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Zulauf Hall 201, (815) 753-0114

Environmental Management Systems
Still Gym 203, (815) 753-1349

Environmental Studies
Health Services Building 321, (815) 753-6563

Gerontology
College of Health and Human Sciences
Wirtz Hall 227, (815) 753-0031

Global Studies
Department of Political Sciences
Zulauf Hall 415, (815) 753-1011

Homeland Security Certificates
(886) 885-1239
http://www.niu.edu/homelandsecurity/contacts


Latino and Latin American Studies
Latino and Latin American Studies Center
515 Garden Rd., (815) 753-1531

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies
Reavis Hall, Room 103, (815) 753-1038

Linguistics
Department of English
Reavis Hall 214, (815) 753-0611

Medieval Studies
Zulauf hall 608, vgarver@niu.edu, (815) 753-6823

Philosophy of Education
(815) 753-4404

Professional Teaching Practices
(815) 753-8352

Public Administration
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Zulauf Hall 201, (815) 753-0114

Southeast Asian Studies
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
520 College View Court,
(815) 753-1771

Urban Studies
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Zulauf Hall 201, (815) 753-0114

Women’s Studies
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Reavis Hall 103, (815) 753-1038

Teacher Licensure

www.teachercertification.niu.edu
University Office of Teacher Certification
Williston Hall 320, General Information: (815) 753-0846

Elementary/Early Education

  • Early Childhood Studies
    • Family, Consumer, and Nutrition Sciences, (815) 753-6338
    • Department of Special and Early Education, (815) 753-8361
    • Elementary Education, (815) 753-8350

Secondary Education

  • Biological Sciences, (815) 753-7828 or (815) 753-6819
  • Chemistry, (815) 753-6819
  • Earth and Space Science, (815) 753-6819
  • English, (815) 753-6609
  • Environmental Science, (815) 753-6819
  • Family and Consumer Sciences, (815) 753-6338
  • French, German, Spanish, (815) 753-6449 
  • Health Education, (815) 753-5653
  • History, (815) 753-5909 or (815) 753-6576
  • Mathematics, (815) 753-5390
  • Physical Education, (815) 753-1404
  • Physics, (815) 753-6819
  • Social Science, (815) 753-5903 or (815) 753-6576

Standard Special Certificate

  • Art, (815) 753-1473
  • Music, (815) 753-7971
  • Special Education, (815) 753-8361
  • Physical Education, (815) 753-1404

Additional Academic Programs

College of Law Admissions and Financial Aid
Swen Parson Hall 151, (815) 753-8595

Graduate School
Adams Hall 223, (815) 753-0395