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First Year (Freshman) (0-25 credit hours)

  • Meet with your General Academic Advisor during your first semester to clarify requirements on the University Program, competencies, or any other questions you have encountered since academic orientation. Review your Bulletin carefully.
  • At CMU, several advising services, classes, and self assessment instruments are available to assist you in your academic and career decision making. Some suggestions include:
  • Talking to CMU advisors in academic departments, Academic Advising and Assistance, or the Career Development Center regarding academic programs that interest you.
  • Considering taking CED 101 (1 credit) Career and Self Exploration.
  • Participating in various self assessment exercises designed to match your interests and abilities with academic and career opportunities. CMU offers the following personalized and computerized self assessment exercises: Focus Program and Strong Interest Inventory (see the Career Development Center website:


  • Contact Business Student Services (Grawn Hall 105, 989-774-3124) for information regarding the College of Business Administration or to schedule a meeting with a business advisor.

The Arts and Media (Art, Broadcast & Cinematic Arts, Communication, Journalism, Music):

  • Contact the advisor in Moore 221A, 989-774-7506.

Health Professions:

Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (English Language and Literature; History; Military Science; Philosophy and Religion; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work; World Languages and Cultures:

  • Contact the advisor at Anspach 212A, 989-774-7506.

Pre-professional Studies (pre-law, pre-med, etc.):

  • Talk with the appropriate pre-professional advisor.


Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics: