Plans of Study and Degree Requirements

MAUI Help Pages for Advisors

Academic Advising

Academic advisors help students with the following items:

  • Course registration
  • Course Add/Drop
  • Academic planning and progress toward graduation
  • Academic probation
  • Degree audit
  • Honors in the Major
  • A second area of study, including second majors, minors, and certificate programs
  • Review of study abroad courses for major credit
  • Scholarships and other campus resources for students
  • Other questions or concerns students may have

Advisor Assignment

First-year students are initially advised by professional staff advisors in the Academic Advising Center.  The center’s team of advisors specializes in transitioning students to academic and student life at Iowa, and helping each student plan for a successful academic start at Iowa. 

Once a student declares a Physics or Astronomy major, they will be assigned to a professional academic advisor until they complete the course PHYS:2703 – Physics III. For more information visit the CLAS Advising Network. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is currently searching for an academic advisor for Physics, Chemistry, and Computer Science Departments.

MyUI Appointment Scheduler

Once a student in Physics/Astronomy major completes PHYS:2703 - Physics III (or is in the third or the fourth year), they will be assigned to a Physics and Astronomy faculty member for academic advising. The student will receive an email with the name and contact information of their departmental faculty advisor. 

For additional questions about undergraduate studies, students may also contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Physics and Astronomy:

Jane Nachtman, Ph.D.
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Professor / Director of Undergraduate Studies
106 Van Allen Hall (VAN)