Selecting an Environmental Studies Advisor
Tufts students interested in the Environmental Studies
Program regularly worry about the selection of an advisor. During their first
semester at Tufts, students will participate in one of five different
advising programs and will retain this academic advisor until they declare
their major, usually during the Fall or Spring semester of their sophomore year.
Many ENVS students come to Tufts specifically because they are interested in
Environmental Studies, and they often come to Tufts with a basic understanding
of their interests. Some students don't realize their interest in ENVS until
later in the program. We in ENVS recommend that any student interested in the
Environmental Studies declare as soon as possible to ensure that they receive
the best possible consultation on achieving their dual-major.
ENVS Program Associates are Available to Help
If you need assistance selecting an ENVS advisor, take a moment to think about
your particular interests related to Environmental Studies and the
ENVS Track that you are most interested in. Knowing this basic information
about yourself will help you select an appropriate
This will not only streamline your process, it will align you with the faculty
member who can provide the best advice on your course of study.
Once you have done this, email the faculty member who most likely matches your
interests and ask her/him if s/he is willing to be your advisor. Once s/he has
agreed, remember to complete a
Declaration of Major/Change of Advisor Form. This will enable the ENVS staff
to track and assist you in your development through the program. For further
questions or to request assistance on advisor selection, contact the
ENVS Program office
or call 617.627.3553.