The College of Arts & Sciences Advising Office welcomes declared Arts and Science majors, undecided students who wish to investigate a college program, and prospective students considering Oakland University. We are committed to helping students achieve their academic and personal goals.
- Clarifying questions about your major program, class scheduling, registration, etc.
- Declaring a major or minor/concentration
- Referrals to other resources
- Graduation audits
- Career planning
Make sure you check out the CAS Advising FAQ. If your question isn't answered there, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. A response will generally be received within two days during normal business hours. Several questions, or questions relating to an academic problem or specific programs should be handled in a scheduled appointment. We cannot schedule appointments through email.
Appointments are 30 minutes, one-on-one, with an academic adviser.
Call (248) 370-4567 or visit 221 Varner Hall
Walk In Advising
CAS Advising does not hold open advising in the summer semesters or throughout the fall and winter semesters.
Open advising for registrationshould only be used for specific registration issues that cannot wait for an appointment. Time slots are issued on a first come, first serve basis and sign-in begins prior to the start of each session. Once all of our available time slots have been issued, the open advising session is closed, so arrive early!
Open advising sessions are for current students only. Prospective students must schedule a regular advising appointment.
Change of Major/Minor/Concentration Form
Use this form to declare or change a major/minor/concentration within the College of Arts & Sciences.
Pre-requisite Override Form
Complete this form when you are requesting an override of a course pre-requisite that you feel you have complete, but the registration system will not recognize. The completed form should be turned in to the department of the course you are trying to requesting the override for.
Students on Academic Probation should go to Academic Success Website:
1. Review the website and complete step 1 (probation tutorial);
2. Review all of the topics listed in the CAS Academic Success e-space page;
3. Print off this form, complete it and bring it to your scheduled appointment.
Call the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office to schedule an appointment with a CAS Adviser by calling (248) 370-4567 or visiting 221 Varner Hall to review this form with an Academic Adviser.
Undergraduate Application for Degree
Complete this application before the established deadline for the semester in which you intend to complete all degree requirements.
The Degree Plan Archive provides degree checklists by year. CAS students should follow the catalog from the year they were admitted.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook provides yearly analysis of numerous careers, reviewing job availability, salary information, required education, etc.
Minors are not required for most College of Arts and Sciences majors. However, students will sometimes complete minors or concentrations in addition to their major if they have other areas of academic interest.
Students pursuing admission into the Secondary Teaching Education Program (STEP) must complete a teaching minor in one of the following areas: biology, chemistry, dance, economics, English, history, mathematics, modern languages (Spanish, French or German), physics, political science, or sociology. Teaching minors for these areas can be found in the same catalog sections as the regular minors.
As a general rule, no more than 8 credits of course work used to satisfy one major, minor, or concentration may be applied toward another. At least 8 of the credits offered for each minor must be taken at Oakland University.
If you are interested in any of these minors or concentrations and wish to discuss them in more detail, contact our office for an appointment or contact the departmental adviser for the subject in which you have an interest.
Minor or Concentration
|Addiction Studies Concentration||Link|
|American Studies Concentration||Link|
|Chinese Language and Civilization||Link|
|Environmental Studies Concentration||Link|
|French Language and Literature||Link|
|French Studies Concentration||Link|
|German Language and Literature||Link|
|Japanese Language and Civilization||Link|
|Japanese Language and Literature||Link|
|Linguistics, Teaching English as a Second Language||Link|
|Music (no audition)||Link|
|Pre-Law Studies (not a minor or major)||Link|
|Pre- Med Concentration||Link|
|Religious Studies Concentration||Link|
|South Asian Studies||Link|
|Spanish Language and Literature||Link|
|Urban Studies Concentration||Link|
|Women and Gender Studies||Link|
|Writing and Rhetoric||Link|
|English as a Second Language STEP||Link|
|History with Social Studies||Link|
|Modern Languages STEP||Link|
|Political Science STEP||Link|