Advising (courses & careers)

Our mission

Undergraduate academic advising in CABNR is an integral part of student academic success.  At the CABNR Student Center, we believe in fostering a conducive environment for academic success and creating a culture of inclusion and acceptance.

In the advisee and advisor relationship:

  • We expect you to be accountable for your decisions and education
  • We expect you to frequently check electronic resources via MyNevada and the Student Success Collaborative online system
  • We take a holistic approach, meaning we consider your lifestyle, study habits, health and other characteristics when working with you
  • We work alongside you to develop an academic plan
  • Our goal is to empower you to build the skills needed to be academically successful while at the University and in the real world

What is academic advising?

Academic advising is a process of information exchange that empowers students to realize their maximum educational potential. The advising process is student-centered and will result in the student gaining a clearer understanding of himself/herself, and the experience of higher education (Crockett, 1987).

CABNR mandatory advising policy

All newly admitted freshmen have mandatory academic advising and are required to attend Summer Orientation. All new transfer students are also required to meet with an advisor prior to enrolling in classes. Mandatory advising means that you must meet with an advisor before you will be able to register for your upcoming semester’s classes. We suggest scheduling your appointment at least 1-3 weeks prior to your registration date and time.

Per University policy, all new freshmen are required to participate in academic advising for at least two consecutive semesters. For CABNR students, advising is mandatory for all freshmen, sophomores and first-semester juniors, as well as new transfer students.

Who is my advisor?

The College has both professional academic advisors in the CABNR Student Center and faculty advisors.
New students (freshman), continuing freshman and sophomores, students declaring or changing their major to one offered by CABNR, and all students on academic probation are advised by CABNR Student Center academic advisors in the following majors:

  • Agricultural Science
  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Ecohydrology
  • Environmental Science
  • Forest Management & Ecology
  • Nutrition (both Nutritional Science and Dietetics)
  • Veterinary Science
  • Rangeland Ecology & Management
  • Wildlife Ecology & Conservation

Juniors and seniors with declared majors in CABNR and in good academic standing (University cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher) are advised by their faculty advisor.