Academic Advising

Undergraduate Advising

Phillip Christopher
Professor and Vice Chair of Undergraduate Affairs


Erica Diaz
Student Affairs Manager

Faculty and College Advising

Department Academic Advising

A system of undergraduate advising, in the form of both a staff and a faculty advisor, exists to support every undergraduate student in the Chemical Engineering program.

Faculty advising

Each year, all incoming students (freshmen, change-of-majors, and transfer students) are assigned a faculty advisor, and they retain this relationship until they complete the program. All students are required to meet with their faculty advisors at least once per year, to review their progress in the chemical engineering curriculum and to obtain timely, personalized guidance regarding academic and professional development.

Staff advising

Some students require program-specific curriculum guidance that is more specialized than the College Undergraduate Office is able to provide. For such instances, departmental advising is directed by the Vice Chair of Undergraduate Affairs, currently Professor Phillip Christopher. The Vice Chair is supported by the department’s Student Affairs Manager, Erica Diaz, who advises students on questions regarding curriculum, degree requirements, petitions and other requests.

College of Engineering Academic Advising

If you need to speak with a College-level advisor or want more information about requirements for graduation, visit the Undergraduate Office in Harold Frank Hall, Rm. 1006.