Our Undergraduate Advisor, Thom Chivens, will provide interested students with information and guidance in planning a major or minor. After reviewing information on our program, please schedule an appointment to meet with the advisor to discuss specific courses and ways in which anthropology can contribute to your career goals.

Schedule an advising appointment or contact the Department at 734.764.7274.

Declaring a major or minor requires that you come in for an advising appointment.

Walk-in Advising is available with the Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Melinda Nelson, at the following times:

Mondays and Wednesdays
9:30–10:30 AM
12:00–1:00 PM

The Undergraduate Program Coordinator will also answer basic advising questions via email at However, some questions require an in-person appointment, these include questions about:

  • transfer or study abroad credit,
  • senior audit (a.k.a. major release)
  • career paths or graduate school.