For ENSP students who are "Undeclared" (have NOT declared their specialization):

All new ENSP students enter as ENSP-Undeclared through the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, where they are guided through an exploratory advising process.  In their advising meetings, students will learn what it takes to become a successful student; encouraged to learn about and use campus resources, clubs, and activities; explore the various areas of specialization; discuss possible internships and study abroad; and plan for the nuts and bolts of their degree requirements.   Students interested in changing their major to ENSP should follow the instructions listed here.

To prepare for your advising appointment:

  • Prepare to give updates on your classes.  We will want to know how you are doing in each class, which of them you like the best, etc.
  • Check Benchmark requirements and assess where you are in the process of completing them.
  • Develop a list of 5-7 possible classes to take. 
  • Please review the various areas of specialization, their requirements, and related careers.  Think about what you like/don’t like about each specialization.  You can access information about our specializations on the ENSP webpage.
  • Bring any questions you may have about study abroad, internships, minors, or anything else!
  • Finally, schedule your advising appointment with Ms. Angela Mazur-Gray

For students who HAVE declared their ENSP specialization: 

Once students declare their area of specialization, they are mentored and advised by a faculty member (or team of faculty and staff) from their specialization's sponsoring department (GEOG, ANTH, GVPT, etc).  These individuals are experts in their disciplines, who teach one or more of their classes, and grade their internship experiences.   By combining a strong program office with enthusiastic faculty advising, we hope to foster a "small college" atmosphere on a Research I university campus.