Required Science Advising for GES, CFS, & PHY Majors

Required Science Advising for GES, CFS, & PHY Majors

The following departments have Required Science Advising for their intended majors: Chemistry & Fermentation Sciences (CFS), Geological & Environmental Sciences (GES), and Physics & Astronomy (P&A). Required Science Advising allows you to build connections with faculty in your department and ensure that you are on track with your major coursework. Watch your App State email for a reminder from about how to complete Required Science Advising. 

Once you have completed your Required Science Advising AND your UC Required Advising, you can find your PIN for registration in the Notes section at the bottom of your DegreeWorks worksheet.  IF you don't see it in the DegreeWorks notes within 48 hours or your registration time is imminent, contact UC Academic Advising at or 828-262-2167 (M-F, 8 am - 5 pm).

How to Complete Required Science Advising


EMAIL to request an appointment with a CFS faculty advisor. Include the following information: Name, Banner ID, App State email address, Intended Major. Once the CFS Dept. receives your e-mail (with the correct information), they will assign you to the appropriate advisor (CHE or FER). Contact that advisor to make arrangements to complete the science advising (some CFS advisors may want to wait to meet until after the schedule of classes is published). AFTER the science advising has been completed, the CFS advisor will add a note in DegreeWorks.


Each intended GES major will be assigned a GES faculty advisor based on their major and will receive an email directly from that advisor to schedule a required science advising appointment. GES students will be getting weekly reminders from the GES department about scheduling their appointment. Once the science advising has been completed, the GES advisor will add a note to DegreeWorks. 


The Physics & Astronomy Department will be doing GROUP science advising for physics and pre-engineering majors. They sent an email to all intended Physics & Astronomy majors on Friday, March 10th with the subject line: group advising sessions & private advising sessions in Physics & Astronomy. Please see that email for instructions on signing up for a group session (Tuesday, March 21st, 5-6 pm, 108 Garwood Hall OR Monday, March 27th, 5-6 pm on Zoom). For students that are not comfortable with a group advising session, there is an option to schedule an individual/private advising appointment. All scheduling instructions and calendar links are included in the email. Here is a copy of the email if you did not receive it.  Questions? Contact Dr. Tonya Coffey,