Students in both the BSW and MSW programs receive academic advising after being admitted to the program.
MSW Students: Advising and consultation are integral to the professional development of MSW students. The MSW Program Director is typically the advisor for all MSW students.
BSW Students: Advising for BSW Students is provided by the Social Work Academic Advisor in the Beaver College of Health Sciences Student Services Center in 102 Edwin Duncan Hall. Students will consult with Ms. Janice Koppenhaver each semester. When students become officially declared majors, they are assigned a Social Work Faculty Mentor. Mentors do not provide academic advising, but are available to students for educational and career advice, for support with academic challenges, and to help them identify needed campus resources.
Students can find their assigned faculty advisor listed in their Appalnet account or on the top left corner of their DegreeWorks worksheet.
For BSWs, the Social Work Academic Advisor (Ms. Koppenhaver) will be listed first, then the Social Work Faculty Mentor. BSW students who are unclear about their academic advisor or their faculty mentor should contact the BCHS Student Services Center, Ms. Amy Lyons in the Department of Social Work, or Dr. Michael Howell in the Department of Social Work.