Advising & Scheduling Resources

Personalized Advising

Every student in the History/Philosophy Department is assigned an academic advisor who is available to assist with scheduling and career questions. Undergraduate students are required to meet with their advisor a minimum of once per semester to review their academic process. Graduate students may meet with their advisor as needed. The name of your advisor can be found on the self-service website. For the office, phone number, and email of faculty members, click here.

Additionally, all students in the B.S.Ed. program are assigned an advisor to assist them with negotiating the state's teacher certification requirements. These advisors are assigned based on the student's last name. Student with last names ending in letters A-M have Dr. Betty Dessants ( as their B.S.Ed. advisor. Students with last names from N-Z are assigned to Dr. Robert Shaffer ( Because Dr. Shaffer is on leave for Spring 2016, all students with questions about teacher certification should contact Dr. Dessants for advisement.

Dr. Burg serves as the advisor to students in the undergraduate public history concentration.

Students are encouraged to meet with their advisor regularly for advice and assistance. The department chair, Dr. Steven Burg ( is also available to assist students with academic or career-related questions.

Advising for Scheduling

In order to ensure that you select the courses that you will need for graduation, it is essential that you set up a meeting with your advisor to discuss your plans. Please read the information sheet below for important information about courses and scheduling.

Advising and Scheduling Resources

Important Dates for Scheduling and Drop/Add (Registrar's Office)

Academic Catalogs (Contain university policies and course descriptions)

Current semester course offerings

How to Register for Classes (Registrar's Office)

Process for Applying for Graduation (Registrar's Office)

Academic forms you may need (Registrar's Office)

What's New?!

Department Spring Newsletter is Now Available!

To view the Spring Newsletter for the History Department: Click Here!

Join us for the SU History Club meeting every Monday this Fall Semester

Location: Dauphin Humanities (DHC) 205

Time: 7:30pm 

For more information, contact History Club President: Tyler Newcomer Email: