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Advising & Careers

Advising & Careers

The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to student success. We work actively to ensure our students graduate with the skills needed to tackle society’s biggest challenges, both academically and in their future careers.

Students are more likely to have an engaging college experience—and graduate on time—if they take early steps to identify the area of study that is best aligned with their strengths and interests. Student success is also connected to making and following an academic plan, receiving support to remain on track, and engaging in opportunities to apply classroom knowledge to problems of practice. This awareness guides CAS in our advising mission.

Find your passion. Find your purpose. Find your perfect major.

Academic Advising

Students are encouraged to develop a course of study with a faculty or professional advisor that reflects their particular interests, goals, and career aspirations.

Our six advising Flight Paths are designed to help connect all new UO students with the right major early in their academic career. For those who declare majors or minors in CAS, Tykeson College and Career Advising continues to serve as the advising destination throughout a student’s time on campus.

Students with declared majors or minors in CAS should also seek advising from their departments and faculty for more detailed information regarding curricular and co-curricular offerings.

Career Advising

When students are preparing to seek career opportunities, Tykeson Hall academic and career advisors work closely with Career Readiness Coaches from the University Career Center to ensure students are successful in translating their college experiences and academic knowledge to key skillsets employers are looking for.

CAS Alumni Making an Impact

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Yulha Lhawa, Linguistics Alumna ‘18

Yulha chose to study linguistics at the UO out of a love for languages. Growing up in a multilingual community, Yulha learned English at age 17, and after conducting fieldwork in her village and seeing how fast her mother tongue is disappearing, Yulha decided to travel halfway across the globe to UO to study linguistics. Now, she is a computational linguist for Apple on the Mandarin Siri Speech team. “Never lose that inner voice of why you decided to pursue a college degree in all the midst of uncertainties,” Yulha said. “Because that will be the light that guides you down your path.”

Jesse Nett
Jesse Nett, Geography Alumnus ‘10

Jesse Nett earned his degree in geography from UO in 2010 with a specialization in geographic techniques like cartography, remote sensing, and mobile data collection. Now, Nett is the Regional Cartographer for the Rocky Mountain Region at the USDA Forest Service. “I think my tenure at the InfoGraphics lab was instrumental in me landing my position at the Forest Service,” Nett said. “I learned the necessary skills working with the UO faculty, the lab, and getting to do my own production cartography there at UO.”

Academic and Community Resources

We understand that your journey of learning happens in more places than just the classroom. Connect with additional resources, including tutoring, labs, libraries, academic centers, and more. Find your community on campus.

Hands-on Learning and Research Opportunities

The College of Arts and Sciences encourages students to explore the many options available for fieldwork, internships, and creative learning-by-doing opportunities.

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6
Flight Paths to guide exploring students
40+
advising professionals 
54
undergraduate majors

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College of Arts and Sciences Events

LT 199 - Self Study Language Program Orientation Meeting
Sep29
LT 199 - Self Study Language Program Orientation Meeting Sep 29 MCK 175
What was Natural Magic and What Does it Have to do with Science?
Sep29
What was Natural Magic and What Does it Have to do with Science? Sep 29 Museum of Natural and Cultural History
“Black Pro Se: Authorship and the Limits of Law in 19th-Century African American Literature”
Sep30
“Black Pro Se: Authorship and the Limits of Law in 19th-Century African American Literature” Sep 30 Prince Lucien Campbell Hall (PLC)
New UO Student Trips - WOW Inflatable Kayaking Trips
Sep30
New UO Student Trips - WOW Inflatable Kayaking Trips Sep 30 Outdoor Program (OP) Barn
Labor History Lecture Series: Matt Garcia
Oct3
Labor History Lecture Series: Matt Garcia Oct 3 William W. Knight Law Center
Charlotte Coté: "c̓uumaʕas. The River that Runs through Us"
Oct6
Charlotte Coté: "c̓uumaʕas. The River that Runs through Us" Oct 6 Lillis Business Complex
Human Physiology Seminar Series with Charlotte (Charlie) Stagg, PhD
Oct7
Human Physiology Seminar Series with Charlotte (Charlie) Stagg, PhD Oct 7
“Casting Health? The Politics of Genomic Science, Precision Medicine, and Race in India and North America”
Oct7
“Casting Health? The Politics of Genomic Science, Precision Medicine, and Race in India and North America” Oct 7 Prince Lucien Campbell Hall (PLC)
Native Plant Tours
Oct15
Native Plant Tours Oct 15 Museum of Natural and Cultural History
"Prudence and Curiosity in the Early Modern Collection" symposium
Oct21
"Prudence and Curiosity in the Early Modern Collection" symposium Oct 21 Museum of Natural and Cultural History