Academic Advising


Our Advising Services assist and support students in selection of majors, career interests, and academic success. Services and resources offered to students include:

  • Undecided Academic Advising
  • Change of Major Guidance
  • Academic Support Services
  • Associates Degrees 

We also assist students who struggle academically at midterms. Students meet with academic advisors and together they create a Midterm Plan of Action.Students meet with our academic advisors and together create a Midtern Plan of Action.  Students then have their Roadmap to complete the semester successfully. We also provide Academic Action Plans to assist students with their online learning system strategies.


Often, freshmen and sophomore students have not yet determined an academic major.  Until a major is declared, the Student Success Center will serve as the academic advising home for those students.  Our staff members are happy to serve deciding students with course selection, registration, and academic planning.  Additionally, we have resources available to assist in the decision-making process of declaring a major and determining a career choice. Once a decision is made regarding an academic major, students should come to the Student Success Center to officially declare (or change) their major! If you have any questions, please come see us on the second floor of the Library!

Carson-Newman offers an Associate Degree Program. This program is a unique way to gain a breadth of knowledge in the liberal arts leading to a two year credential and to earn credits which can also be applied toward a four year degree.

Associate degrees require a minimum of 60 hours. The core curriculum includes study in communication, biblical traditions, mathematics, science, and personal and social awareness. Remaining requirements may include courses in Religion (for Christian Ministries) or elective courses for the Liberal Arts or General Studies emphasis.