The mission of the MTSU academic advising process is to provide a quality, student-centered environment that promotes intellectual growth. This process is dedicated to fostering a collaborative and mentoring relationship among advisors, students and the university community. Students are encouraged to think logically, critically and creatively in order to assume ownership of their lifelong educational goals. Advisors guide students through a variety of support services that enable them to make a successful and holistic transition in the MTSU and global community.
Objective: To understand university, college and degree program policies and requirements.
Need to meet with an advisor?
Undecided majors will be advised by the advising staff from University College until solidifying a major of choice.
When students declare a major, the major department will assign a faculty advisor. Students may view their assigned advisor including contact information in their Pipeline/RaiderNet account. In the event that faculty advisors have not been assigned or are not available, students may also contact the college of their major to speak with a college advisor. Click on the college listed below to be directed to the college advising website for contact information.
- Agribusiness Agriscience
- Concrete Industry Management
- Computer Science
- Engineering Technology
- Mathematical Sciences
- Military Science
- Business Communication & Entrepreneurship
- Computer Information Systems
- Economics & Finance
- Management & Marketing
- Early Childhood Education (Pre K-3)
- Special Education K-12 (Comprehensive & Modified)
- 4-8 (Science, Social Studies, Math, English)
- Interdisciplinary Studies K-6
- Students wishing to teach grades 7-12 should major in the teaching discipline with a Secondary Education minor from Educational Leadership
Schedule advising appointments at www.mtsu.edu/cbhs
- Criminal Justice Administration - Concentrations in Law Enforcement and Homeland Security
- Health and Human Performance
- Athletic Training
- Communication Disorders
- Exercise Science
- Community and Public Health
- Physical Education K-12
- Leisure, Sport, and Tourism Studies
- Human Sciences
- Family & Consumer Studies - Concentrations in Family & Consumer Science Education and Child Development & Family Studies
- Interior Design
- Nutrition and Food Science - Dietetics
- Textiles, Merchandising, and Design - Concentrations in Apparel Design and Fashion Merchandising
- School of Nursing
- Social Work
- Psychology - Concentrations in Pre-graduate Psychology and Industrial/Organizational Psychology
- Communication Studies and Organizational Communication
- Foreign Language and Literatures (French, German, Japanese, & Spanish)
- Global Studies and Cultural Geography
- Political Science and International Relations
- Sociology & Anthropology
- Theatre & Dance
- Digital Media Communication
- Electronic Media Communication - Production, Management, Journalism, or Digital Animation
- Advertising/Public Relations
- Visual Communication
- Audio Production
- Commercial Songwriting
- Music Business
- Liberal Studies
- University Studies
- Professional Studies majors
- Undecided Majors
Students with questions regarding the Honors program should also contact the Honors College.
- Buchanan Fellowships for incoming freshmen
- Transfer Fellowships
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Information for current MTSU Honors students
- National Fellowships such as the Fulbright and Goldwater
What takes place during an advising session? How should I prepare?
Expectations of Students
- Schedule regular appointments with faculty and/or college advisor.
- Review major/program policies and requirements using the MTSU Undergraduate Catalog and make a list of questions and concerns.
- Clarify personal values and goals; follow through and accept responsibility for academic decisions and performance.
- Keep a record or file of your academic progress and goals and bring it to scheduled appointments.
- Possess an understanding of university/college/program requirements in order to effectively communicate those requirements to others.
- Provide a teaching/learning environment for students to share thoughts, aspirations, concerns and interests.
- Encourage and guide students to define and develop realistic educational goals.
- Assist students with making course selection and career-related decisions; make referrals when appropriate.
Academic Advising Timeline