We prioritize student success. Once you declare a major in one of our programs, you will meet with an adviser and develop a program of study for the remainder of your time at UMKC. The program of study ensures you are aware of the courses and requirements necessary for the degree program. We meet with you at least once a semester to check on your progress and monitor your success. AUPD faculty will answer your questions about the design professions. Resources such as counseling, study skills, tutoring, medical care, housing and career development are available at UMKC to assist you.

Advising

It is imperative that students in our programs-of-study meet with an adviser each semester. Your success depends on creating a plan of study early in your studies at UMKC. This plan of study maps out a progression of courses that will lead to completion of the program. This plan of study should also assist you in determining the time and financial resources necessary for degree completion.


Architectural Studies Adviser

John Eck, RA
Assistant Teaching Professor
eckj@umkc.edu
(816) 235-5245


Urban Planning + Design Advisers

Michael Frisch, Ph.D., AICP
Associate Professor & Program Director
frischm@umkc.edu
(816) 235-6369

Sungyop Kim, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
kims@umkc.edu
(816) 235-6898


Urban Studies Adviser

Jacob Wagner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Program Director
wagnerjaco@umkc.edu
(816) 235-6053


General Education Requirement and Degree Audits:

In addition to meeting with their advisors, students also have a responsibility to keep track of their own progress. UMKC offers major maps with suggested milestones to track your progress. UMKC also offers an online degree audit system (DARS) where students can see where they stand in terms of degree requirements.

Questions about the College of Arts and Sciences requirements and General Education requirements should be directed to staff in the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office in Room 09 in the lower level of Scofield Hall. Current Arts & Sciences students should log-in to Connect (through Blackboard) and schedule your appointment online.

College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office

Scofield Hall, Room 09
Website
(816) 235-1148