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Undergraduate Advising

Undergraduate advising with a departmental faculty advisor is strongly recommended for all Chemistry majors on an annual basis, and especially those that have newly declared Chemistry as their major. Please contact Deanne Arensberg to schedule your appointment. Follow this link for the for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Advising Information & Policies web site.

Frequently Asked Questions

The CredTran tool is helpful to get an idea of which courses will transfer from a variety of universities nationwide. We understand that there are exceptions and a course audit will need to be requested for those courses or schools not on the list. Contact Deanne Arensberg with specific questions.

Please be aware, that courses taken at a community college do not transfer as Jr/Sr hours, even if they might satisfy a particular Jr/Sr course requirement. Discussion of possible solutions should be held with one of our advisors.

The most current and accurate list of degree requirements can be found in the Course Catalog. Students should follow the requirements in effect for the year you entered KU, also know as your matriculation year. The department site also has current curriculum information, but changes from year to year to reflect the most current requirements. The College now has a time limit policy concerning degree requirements: "Students readmitted 10 years or more after the initial term of degree-seeking admission to KU must fulfill all current requirements (this includes general education, major, minor, and all other related policies) to earn a degree."

ADV-WELC – First year advising hold. All students in the College receive this hold to assure that students receive at least two semesters of advising. Deanne Arensberg (dgarens@ku.edu) is able to remove this hold. She will need confirmation that you met with your advisor.

ADV-CSRD – Non-declared major hold. Students who have not yet declared a major after 45 credits receive this hold and again at 75 credits for non-declared in a major. The notice will give instructions on how to lift this hold. Once you declare a major in chemistry, Deanne Arensberg can remove this hold.

ADV-GRAD – Candidate for Graduation hold. Seniors (90+ h) receive this hold (perhaps every semester until they graduate). Students must read the accompanying Academic Notice in the Kyou Advising Portal to click on a link to an online degree progress assessment. The hold will be removed by a College graduation advisor after the assessment is completed, normally in 1-2 business days.

Graduation Information
Graduation Information

Students that have applied for graduation will need to meet with an advisor to have your Major/Minor Certification form signed. Graduation application information can be found at the link here. Please contact Deanne Arensberg to make an appointment or stop by the office located in 2010 Malott Hall.

Chemistry Major Advisors

David Benson
5070 Malott

Cindy Berrie
B033 Malott

Undergraduate Program Assistant

Deanne Arensberg
2010 Malott

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