Category Archives: Majors/Minors

College of Education Info Session: Learning and Education Studies Major

Next week we will be hosting an Informational Session on the College of Education’s Learning and Education Studies (LES) major on Wednesday, February 10 from 3-4PM in the Division of General Studies (DGS) Office, Rm. 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building, 807 S. Wright.


We appreciate your help in letting interested students know about this event.


See the description below and the flyer attached.


Are you interested in diversity? What about technology?  Or Globalization and Cultural Understanding?  Please join the College of Education to learn more about their LES major.  LES Faculty and students will present information about the major during this information session at the Division of General Studies (DGS) office, Rm. 514 on Wednesday, February 10 at 3pm. Mark your calendars and we look forward to seeing you there! If you are unable to make the session, but want to know more, you can contact Kathy Ryan, or check out our website at 


I’m glad to answer any questions you may have.  Thank you!




Kathy Ryan
Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
College of Education at Illinois │ Student Academic Affairs Office
1310 S. Sixth Street Room 142 │ Champaign, IL  61820 │ (217) 333-2800

Media ICT nights

On these cold and bitter winter afternoons please send your student over to the warmth and fellowship on the College of Media’s  ICT sessions.

Students will have three opportunities:

  • Jan. 27
    223 Gregory Hall at 4:00 pm
  • Feb. 2
    213 Gregory Hall at 4:00 pm
  • Feb. 8
    223 Gregory Hall at 4:00 pm

Students will find out a little more about Media’s majors – Advertising, Agricultural Communications, Journalism, and Media & Cinema Studies but the main focus of the session is to walk through the application process. Students will have the opportunity get all their questions about Media answered either in the session or in a one-on-one opportunity directly after the session ends.


Thanks for getting the word out.

Cheers now,




Dr. Julian Parrott

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Student Services

College of Media

University of Illinois

(217) 244-4329 – fax (217) 244-9392


Info. Session for Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences Dec. 2

Hi everyone,


We appreciate your help in reminding students of our information session tomorrow.  See the description below and the flyer attached.

DGS Flyer Info

Are you interested in sustainability? What about conservation? Please join the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences to learn more about their major/minors. Their Student Services staff will present information on their classes, extracurricular activities, and even study abroad opportunities related to the Department. They will be hosting an information session as the Division of General Studies (DGS) office, Rm. 514 on Wednesday, December 2nd at 3pm. Mark your calendars and we look forward to seeing you there! If you are unable to make the session, but want to know more, you can contact or peruse our website at


I’m glad to answer any questions you may have.  Thank you!




Susan Helmink

Visiting Academic Advising Coordinator

Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences

N-507 Turner Hall



Interdisciplinary Certificate Programs in Development and Health

Please let your students know of two exciting interdisciplinary certificate programs of study being offered by LAS Global Studies!


The Certificate in International Development Studies is ideal for students interested in poverty reduction, sustainability and international development careers with governments, think tanks, social enterprises and non-governmental organizations. The Certificate in Global Health (offered in collaboration with WGGP) is ideal for students with pre-health goals, aspirations to work community health or health policy with governments, non-governmental organizations and social enterprises. Each certificate requires the completion of 15 credit hours with specific core courses and elective course requirements and can be easily complemented with most major coursework.


Students can learn more, by attending our last information session for Fall 2015 on Monday, December 7, 2015 at 2pm. The information session will be held at Global Studies conference room at 703 S. Wright St., 3rd floor (next to cocomero frozen yogurt).


More information can be found at: and




Tanu Kohli, Ph.D.  | Lecturer and Academic Adviser | LAS Global Studies | University of Illinois | 703 S. Wright St., 3rd Floor, MC- 301 | Champaign, IL 61820 | Tel: (217) 333-0178 |





Sustainability, Energy and Environment minor open for enrollment

Enrollment Open for the Minor in Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (SEE) 

The Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment (iSEE) is offering a campuswide Minor in Sustainability, Energy and Environment (called the SEE Fellows Program) that is now open for enrollment for Spring 2016. The Minor requires 16-18 credits to be obtained by selecting from a specified list of courses approved for the Minor. The Minor is open to students from all majors! To find out more about the Minor and the enrollment process, visit the iSEE website – iSEE will be also be hosting an information session from 5-6 pm on Monday, Nov 30th in Room 240 in the National Soybean Research Center for students to learn more about the Minor, its enrollment process, the new ENVS 301 course for Spring 2016, and meet the advisors and instructors. Please RSVP through this link – If you have any questions, email


Madhu Khanna

ACES Distinguished Professor in Environmental Economics
Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics

Editor, American Journal of Agricultural Economics

Associate Director, Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Portuguese and Brazilian Studies Info Section

The Portuguese and Brazilian Studies program (Department of Spanish and Portuguese) will be holding the first of two info sections for its major and minor on Thursday of this week at 5pm in FLB 1030 (see attached flyer).  This session will be of interest for any student thinking about international business, agriculture, engineering, or Latin American affairs, in addition to area/cultural/language studies.  Remember, the U of I is a Title VI school and a FLAS for Portuguese is one of the ways to possibly fund both undergraduate and graduate work.  The Lemann Institute of Brazilian Studies also offers various opportunities for students with a Portuguese or Brazil focus.  The time has never been better to consider adding Portuguese and Brazilian Studies to students’ profiles.

Portuguese Info Section

Many thanks for your help spreading the word about this Thursday’s info session and our program in general.


Glen Goodman



Glen S. Goodman, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Sociology Internship Fair

Don’t Forget about this Friday’s Sociology Internship Fair!


Oct. 23, 2015

1-3 PM

3057 Lincoln Hall


Join the Sociology Department as we invite local organizations who have internships available for Spring and Summer 2016 and wish to showcase their opportunities! Learn about exciting opportunities in business, criminal justice, and the non-profit world all in one location. Open to all majors!


Organizations attending include:


do good consulting


DREAAM Project


Rape Advocacy Counseling and Education Services


Community Elements


Champaign Police Department


Museum of the Grand Prairie


Courage Connection


Generations of Hope


Habitat for Humanity


Champaign County Juvenile Detention Center


Prairie Land Mediation Center


Champaign County Regional Planning Commission


Teach for America


Jim Loewen — Sundown Towns, Race Relations, Statistics and Web Design Research Internships





Dr. Nicole Holtzclaw-Stone

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Department of Sociology

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

3070 Lincoln Hall

702 S. Wright St.

MC 454

Urbana, IL 61801


Students can now book appointments with Sociology Advisors using the online web tool: .   Just use the drop down calendar to find “Sociology Undergraduate Advising” and then select the Advisor and week you are looking for an appointment. Advising appointments that are available show up in green.

Global Studies Graduate Minor Info Sessions

The Center for Global Studies is hosting a Global Studies Graduate Minor information session on Monday, October 19th from 12-1 and Monday, October 26th from 3-4.  All sessions meet in 101 ISB.  Refreshments will be served.  Kindly post the flyer and forward the information to your graduate students.

Grad Minor Info Flyer 2015

Thank you.


Lynn Charters

Office Manager

Center for Global Studies

2015-2016 FLAS

SUSI–Global Secondary Educators

2015 CGS High School Summer Workshop


LAS ICT Info Sessions in October

The ICT period for students intending to transfer into LAS (effective Spring 2016) is October 4 – October 30.


We will begin ICT Info Sessions next week already!  Please share the information below and attached with your students:


Transfer into the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The College of LAS will accept Intercollegiate Transfer (ICT) applications online October 5 – October 30, for changes effective Spring 2016. Students intending to initiate an ICT into LAS must attend an Information Session before applying online. At the session, we’ll discuss:

  • The full range of opportunities available to you as an LAS student
  • The online ICT process
  • College-level requirements
  • Departmental and college advising
  • And everything else you need to know


You can find information about ICT requirements at



Monday September 28, 9 – 9:50 am, 1002 Lincoln Hall

Friday October 2, 1 – 1:50 pm, 1090 Lincoln Hall

Monday October 5, 10 – 10:50 am, 1090 Lincoln Hall

Friday October 9, 3 – 3:50 pm, 1002 Lincoln Hall

Wednesday October 14, noon – 12:50 pm, 1090 Lincoln Hall

Tuesday October 20, 5 – 5:50 pm, 1090 Lincoln Hall

Friday October 23, 9 – 9:50 am, 1002 Lincoln Hall

Wednesday October 28, 4 – 4:50 pm, 1092 Lincoln Hall


If you have questions or need anything else, please contact: Gretchen Pein at or
Bob Steltman at



Have a great weekend,



Gretchen Pein Baloun | Director

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences | Student Academic Affairs

2002 Lincoln Hall | MC-446

702 S. Wright Street | Urbana, IL | 61801



MCB Information Meetings

If you meet with a student who is interested in transferring to MCB please share the following information with them.

Transfering to MCB from Another LAS Major  on the Urbana Campus

Current Illinois undergraduates, in an LAS major, who wish to change their major to MCB (or declare as a second major) must first obtain written approval from a MCB advisor before processing the request in the LAS Student Academic Affairs office.

To obtain written approval interested students should attend one of our MCB  informational meetings offered during a curriculum change period.

October information meetings are offered at the following times:


Thursday, October 8, 4:00 PM

Friday, October 16, 4:00 PM

Monday, October 19, 9:30 AM

Thursday, October 22, 1:00 PM

Friday, October 23, 9:30 AM

Monday, October 26, 4:00 PM

Thursday, October 29, 3:00 PM

Friday, October 30, 9:30 AM

Students who are unable to attend an informational meeting will be required to make an appointment with an advisor in order to obtain the required paperwork for transfer. For general information on suggested courses to take prior to transferring please refer to our MCB Prospective Student Guide.


Intercollegiate Transfers, ICT

Current Illinois undergraduates who wish to ICT into the College of LAS and declare MCB as a major, must first attend an LAS information session, apply online and meet with an MCB advisor for approval. To meet with an MCB advisor, prospective ICT students can attend one of our MCB informational meetings or make an individual appointment with an advisor.  For general information on suggested courses to take prior to transferring please refer to our MCB Prospective Student Guide.

Tina M. Knox

School of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Coordinator of Undergraduate Instruction and Advising


Phone: 217-244-8282, Fax: 217-244-8202

Online Appointments can be made at