Throughout their matriculation at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, students select courses and develop their academic program in close consultation with an academic advisor. During the first year, students are assigned to an academic advisor for first-year students. Upon declaration of major in the spring of the first year or upon transfer to SEBS, students are assigned a faculty advisor in their major department. In all subsequent years, each student is advised by a faculty member in the student's selected program of study and will consult with general academic advisors at the Office of Academic Programs regarding all aspects of degree progress. Faculty advisers in each curriculum are indicated with the major requirements in the Programs of Study chapter.
Advising notwithstanding, students must assume full responsibility for meeting all curriculum and school requirements for graduation, and for being sure they have the proper prerequisites for any course for which they register. Students are encouraged to meet with their advisors throughout the academic year. Students are also encouraged to regularly consult the Degree Navigator system (http://nbdn.rutgers.edu), an online tool that provides useful information for monitoring their progress in fulfilling all their degree requirements. The information from Degree Navigator can facilitate more productive interactions between the students and their academic advisors. It is not a substitute for consultation with an academic advisor.
Other Academic Support Services.
In addition to academic advising, Rutgers University-New Brunswick provides a variety of other academic support services to its students, including libraries, learning centers, and career services. Please refer to the Academic Support Services chapter in the School of Arts and Sciences section of this catalog for information on these and other support services.