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Student Advising

Faculty Advising

While degree requirements might seem self evident, experience shows that students who "self advise" often take longer than needed to complete their degree programs, which can be costly. Therefore, getting students together with faculty advisors is crucial to success in the Bachelor of Liberal Arts program and to the timely completion of one's degree.

All new students are admitted as BLA Premajors and are advised by the School of Arts and Sciences advisor to begin work on completing General Education Requirements for degree admission.

When a student is ready for full admission into the BLA degree program, a faculty advisor is assigned to her or him. When enrolled in the Student Portfolio course, the student will either confirm that advisor appointment or will select a new faculty advisor.

Juneau Campus Students

Contact the Arts & Sciences advisor at 907-796-6090 or to discuss whether you are ready to make an appointment with BLA Coordinator Dr. Andrea Dewees, to select your faculty advisor.

UAS Distance Students (outside of Juneau)

Contact Distance BLA Coordinator Bill Urquhart, Assistant Professor of Sociology at 907-228-4527 or


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