The College of Arts and Sciences Academic Advising Office is actively engaged with our diverse UMSL community of students, staff, faculty and external constituents.

cas officeWe are educators who empower students to create a personal plan that identifies their path to academic success. We know we are successful when our students build strong relationships within the UMSL community, make timely progress towards graduation, and transition to meaningful post-undergraduate endeavors

The Dr. Marcus Allen Advising Center in 303 Lucas Hall serves most majors in the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) and The School of Fine and Performing Arts. Advisors meet regularly with undergraduate students to discuss degree progress, course selections, and campus policies as well as refer students to other appropriate campus entities.

Who advises my major?

While many students in CAS and The School of Fine and Performing Arts receive advising in 303 Lucas, students in several degree programs should meet primarily with their departmental advisor. For CAS those degrees are Anthropology, Biology, Biochemistry & Biotechnology, Chemistry, Economics, Physics & Astronomy, or both Pre-Social Work and Social Work.

For the School of Fine and Performing Arts Art Education, Music, or Music Education should meet with their department.

A full list of faculty advisors is available at our faculty advisors page. View our professional staff advisors below.


College of Arts and Sciences Advisors Areas Advised

gracMike Della Fave
Academic Advisor

Advisor Bio

Psychological Sciences

gracGrace Derda
Student Services Coordinator

Advisor Bio


lindLinda Guetterman
Senior Academic Advisor

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Computer Science
Computing Technology
Actuarial Science

sylSylvia Harris
Assistant Director of Academic Advising and Student Services

Advisor Bio

Interdisciplinary Studies

sarahSarah Klekamp
Senior Academic Advisor

Advisor Bio

Studio Art
Modern Languages

michMike Koertel
Senior Academic Advisor

Advisor Bio

Career Advisor

engelmeghanMeghan Mentesana
Academic Advisor

Advisor Bio

Biochemistry Biotechnology

johnJohn Perez
Senior Academic Advisor

Advisor Bio

Criminology and Criminal Justice

joesephJoe Southerland
Pre-Health Advisor

Advisor Bio

Undeclared-Engineering interest

white-square.jpgRacheal White
Academic Advisor

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Bachelors of Liberal Studies
Political Science
Public Policy Administration
International Relations