Margaret P. Ruggieri, M.S.T., Director
Location: Harkins Hall 213
The Undeclared Advising Program at Providence College is a division of the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies. This program provides assistance to students who prefer to explore various academic options before committing to specific majors. The director for the Undeclared Advising Program is responsible for selecting and assisting faculty advisors who are prepared to advise undeclared freshmen and sophomores in their orientation to the College, course selection, exploration of academic goals and major program options, as well as the transition process into their declared majors.
The Undeclared Advising Program seeks to help students identify majors consistent with their academic strengths and goals and to foster their academic growth and development. While students are ultimately responsible for their own choices and for conducting their own major search processes, undeclared advisors are encouraged to guide them toward prudent exploratory course selections as they test various major options.
Meetings and workshops sponsored by the Undeclared Advising Program and the Office of Career Services seek to help students recognize and develop their academic abilities, intellectual interests, and career aspirations to better enable them to make informed course selection and academic planning decisions. Normally, students are expected to declare a major by February of the sophomore year. Students may not enter their junior year without having declared a major.