College of Arts and Sciences Advising

100 Fitzgerald House
614 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-4567
casadv@oakland.edu

College of Arts and Sciences
Dean's Office

Varner Hall, Room 217
371 Varner Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4485
(location map)
(248) 370-2140
Fax: (248) 370-4280
cas@oakland.edu

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Advising

Schedule an appointment with your academic adviser online using the online scheduling system here.

For step-by-step directions, please visit the CAS Online Appointment Scheduling Directions. Please note: you must be signed into your Oakland University email account to access the document.

The College of Arts & Sciences Advising Office welcomes undergraduate students with declared Arts and Science majors &/or minors, undecided students who wish to investigate undergraduate college programs, and prospective students considering Oakland University for a Bachelor’s degree. We are committed to helping students achieve their educational goals.

Please check out the Career Studio for CAS Students event on Wednesday, February 21st from 10 AM - 11:30 AM at Fitzgerald House, 614 Pioneer Drive. 

Services

  • Undergraduate navigation and support
  • Information on your undergraduate program(s), class scheduling, registration, etc.
  • Declaring an undergraduate major or minor/concentration
  • Referrals to campus resources
  • Graduation audits
  • Career planning

Who is my Academic Adviser

You can identify your assigned academic adviser on your MySAIL account. In the My Details box at the top of the page. You will see a blue ADVISER link right under your class standing. This link will give you the name and email of your assigned adviser. 

Who is my Faculty Adviser

In the College of Arts and Sciences, you also have a faculty adviser specific to your CAS major(s) and/or minor(s). Your faculty adviser is a faculty member in your area of study who can help you with course selection, career goals, internship/research opportunities, graduate school plans, and more.

Appointments 

Advising appointments are offered virtually via Zoom or in person. Please call (248) 370-4567 to schedule an appointment. You will receive instructions on virtual appointments through your Oakland University email. You are now able to self schedule an appointment with your academic adviser. In this system you are able to make, cancel or move your appointment. Schedule an appointment with your academic adviser online using the   online scheduling system here.
Majors

The below sample schedules are intended for general information only and are not meant to be a complete description of all Oakland University degree requirements. It is strongly recommended that you meet with your academic adviser to discuss your specific degree program, ensuring the details of your major can be thoroughly reviewed.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook provides yearly analysis of numerous careers, reviewing job availability, salary information, required education, etc.
The 2023-2024 catalog had more details on program requirements.

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Minors and Concentrations

Below is a list of minors and concentrations available in the College of Arts and Sciences. Each link below will take you to the appropriate page of the current undergraduate catalog listing the requirements for the minor or concentration.

Minors are not required for College of Arts and Sciences majors. However, students will sometimes complete minors or concentrations in addition to their major if they have other areas of academic interest. If you are interested in discussing a minor or concentration, please schedule an appointment with your academic adviser.

Students pursuing admission into the Secondary Teaching Education Program (STEP) must complete a teaching minor in one of the following areas: biology, chemistry, dance, economics, English, history, mathematics, modern languages (Spanish, French or German), physics, political science, or sociology. Teaching minors for these areas can be found in the same catalog sections as the regular minors.

As a general rule, no more than 8 credits of course work used to satisfy one major, minor, or concentration may be applied toward another.

Appointments with a CAS Adviser is required to go over requirements to add a minor. Once you have met with an adviser, a form with me emailed to you to fill out. Once that form is received electronically in our office, we will add that minor. If you are interested in adding any of these minors or concentrations, please contact our office to set up and appointment with a CAS Adviser at 248-370-4567. 

Minor or Concentration

Addiction Studies Concentration
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African and African-American Studies
American Studies Concentration
Anthropology