Help! I am a College of Sciences major and don’t know where to go for academic advising!

Every student will need academic advising over the course of their studies. Students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor each semester to discuss a variety of topics (including schedule planning, degree progress, academic standing, and more), and in many cases it can be confusing to know where to begin when it comes to your options for academic advising. It is important to remember that each student has multiple advisors available to them each semester, and that each of these advisors can assist with different topics and specializations.

Departmental Advising

Every student has a major departmental advising office available to assist them with specific concerns in relation to their degree. The departmental advisor is typically a faculty member or administrator that works specifically with your major and is an expert in your field of study. Departmental advisor availability varies from major to major, so please contact your program directly for additional information:

Anthropology Dr. Ty Matejowsky HPH 309G 407-823-4611
Actuarial Science Dr. Nizam Uddin TC2 208 407-823-2692
Biology Ms. Sandra Tabert BIO 301 407-823-2141
Chemistry Dr. Matthew Rex CHM 208 407-823-1260
Nicholson School of Communication & Media NSC 143 407-823-2681
Forensic Science Dr. Tamra Legron-Rodriguez CHM 325 407-823-1167
Mathematics Dr. Maria Capursi MSB 115 407-823-2697
Physics Dr. Elena Flitsiyan PSB 430 407-823-2325
School of Politics, Security, & International Affairs Dr. Annabelle Conroy HPH 302 407-823-5910

Psychology Ms. Karen Cox PSY 250 407-823-2219
Sociology Dr. Michael Armato HPH 409 407-823-0758
Social Sciences Dr. Michael Armato HPH 409 407-823-0758
Statistics & Data Science Dr. Nizam Uddin

Dr. Gary Leavens (Data Science)

TC2 208

HEC 329


  • 407-823-4758

Please visit your Departmental Advisor for:
  • Major Specific Questions
  • Class Scheduling
  • Course Content Questions
  • Internships
  • Independent Studies
  • Career Information

College Advising

The College of Sciences Advising Services office (COSAS) provides academic assistance to undergraduate students within the College of Sciences. We strive to efficiently and professionally advise and serve students and the public with clear communication, concerned care, and creative solutions to problems while offering an inclusive and welcoming environment. We help students with matters concerning college and university requirements, policies, and procedures. Students use our services primarily by walk-in or by appointment for advising and special problems.

Typically if you don’t know where to go or who to see your COSAS advisor is often the best place to begin. In addition to the services listed, COSAS advisors also serve as liaisons to the major departments indicated below:


Mrs. Nicole Williams CSB 250
Ad-PR, Journalism, Media Production and Management (formerly Radio-Television), Digital Media, Film BA, Film BFA, Human Communication, Communication & Conflict
Ms. Summer Bernini CSB 250
Chemistry, Forensic Science, Political Science, International & Global Studies, Psychology, Statistics, Data Science, Actuarial Science
Mr. Thuong Tran-Thuong CSB 250
Anthropology, Biology, Math, Physics, Social Sciences, Sociology, Undecided Sciences

COSAS Specific Advising Contacts:

Please visit your College Advisor for:

  • Undergraduate Policies and Procedures
  • General Advising/Special Problem Appointment
  • Advisement in General Education Program, Gordon Rule, Foreign Language, University Credit Hour Requirements
  • Advisement for grade forgiveness and course withdrawals
  • Questions about readmission after disqualification and seeking college support.
  • Help with understanding and adjusting your myKnight Degree Audit
  • Course substitutions within the major and minor (Students request these from the department, departments then submit them to COSAS to be entered into audit)
  • Special registration (approved by departments for overrides, overloads, and independent study)
  • Graduation Procedures, Graduation reviews and Pre-graduation letters for employers, etc.
  • Academic Standing and Probation Questions
  • How to begin the course evaluation process
  • How to apply as transient
  • Review of Various Forms (SAP, URA, ARC, ROTC, University Waiver, etc.)

To ask a question or send an advising request immediately please see the form at the bottom of this page.

Office of Pre-Health and Pre-Law Advising:

The mission of the Pre-Health and Pre-Law Advising (PHPL Advising) office is to provide guidance and support to students interested in pursuing careers in the health and legal professions. PHPL Advising provides information about the field of law and a wide variety of health-related fields such as allopathic (M.D.), osteopathic (D.O.), and veterinary (D.V.M.) medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, podiatry, chiropractic, physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and public health. These careers require academic study in professional school settings beyond the baccalaureate degree, and PHPL Advising assists “Pre-Professional” Students in any undergraduate major by offering academic advising, administrative support, and other activities related to preparing for and applying to professional schools.

The Pre-Health and Pre-Law Advising office serves as a focal point for communicating with Pre-Professional Students concerning:

  • Required courses for professional schools
  • Volunteer and shadowing opportunities
  • Internships
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Medical or law school tours or meetings
  • Seminars and related workshops
  • Tests and application materials
  • Important timelines and deadlines
  • Selection of possible professional schools

PHPL Advising’s goal is to enhance the likelihood of success for all Pre-Professional Students who seek acceptance into a professional school. For more information visit the Pre-Health Pre-Law Advising website.

UCF Career Services:

UCF Career Services contributes to the university’s goal of offering high quality undergraduate and graduate education and student development by providing centralized, comprehensive and coordinated career development, experiential learning and employer relations programs.

These integrated programs help students effectively plan careers; integrate their academic studies to work and to the community; develop personal, academic and work competencies, make effective career and related academic decisions; acquire career-related experience; gain professional employment; and plan for graduate or professional school.

UCF Career Services will achieve this mission through the promotion of quality standards, collaborative internal partnerships with UCF faculty and staff, as well as effective external partnerships with key community organizations and employers. Visit the UCF Career Services website for additional information.

Other College Advising Offices:

For students with major, minor, or certificate programs with other colleges knowing where to go for additional details is critical to ensuring degree completion. Below is a listing of the other UCF College advising offices for your reference:


College of Arts and Humanities Student Advising (CAHSA) Trevor Colbourn Hall, Room 159, 407-823-3312,
College of Arts and Humanities Student Advising
Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences (Part of the College of Medicine) Health and Public Affairs II, Room 335, 407-823-5932,
College of Medicine Undergrad Advising
College of Business Undergraduate Student Services Business Administration 2, Room 101, 407-823-2185,
College of Business Advising
College of Community Innovation and Education Education Complex, Room 110, 407-823-3723,
College of Community Innovation and Education Advising
College of Engineering and Computer Science Engineering I, Room 107, 407-823-2455, (see advisor email in link below)
College of Engineering and Computer Science Advising
College of Health Professions and Sciences Health and Public Affairs 2, Room 115, 407-823-0010,,
College of Health Professions and Sciences Advising
Office of Interdisciplinary Studies (Part of the College of Undergraduate Studies) Trevor Colbourn Hall, Room 239, 407-823-0144,
Office of Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
Knights Major Exploration and Transition Center For students who would like to change to undeclared or explore majors outside the College of Sciences. KMETC Advising
College of Nursing University Tower (UTRW), Third Floor, 407-283-2744,
College of Nursing Academic Advising
Rosen College of Hospitality Management Main Campus: Classroom I, Room 302H, 407-823-1112

Rosen Campus: Suite 201
Rosen College Academic Advising

College of Sciences Advising Services (COSAS) College of Sciences Building/, Room 250, College of Sciences Academic Advising