All newly declared University Studies students need to contact the director during their first semester and develop a plan of study for the remainder of their course work. We will discuss your existing course work, your post-graduation goals and interests. We will identify courses that will prepare you to accomplish your goals and provide direction for the rest of your studies at SIU. A plan of study must be approved by the director before you are allowed to enroll for courses the term after you declare University Studies as a major.
Before meeting with the director, the student should review the wide variety of courses listed in the Undergraduate catalog. Students should think about their personal interests and post-graduation goals and how specific courses can assist them in reaching those goals. Students can also review some suggested concentrations (coming soon).
When students are ready to set up a meeting they should contact Dr. Balkansky, the program director, at 618-453-2466 or firstname.lastname@example.org