Advising & Academic Resources

Academic advisors serve to support and guide students in their academic and professional pursuits while at UConn. As a chemistry major, your advisor will assist you in identifying long-term goals and creating a meaningful academic plan that will help you attain those goals.

 

Contact your Academic Advisor

Meet Our Advising Team

Incoming first-year, sophomore, and transfer students are assigned to the Chemistry Academic Advisor. Rising juniors and seniors are assigned to a faculty advisor. All Honors Program students – regardless of their semester standing – will be assigned to an Honors faculty advisor.

No matter your standing or assigned advisor, all students are welcome to contact our Academic Advising Team with any questions.

Caitlin Robertson

Office Location: CHEM Main Office A-109
Email: caitlin.e.robertson@uconn.edu

Chemistry Academic Advisor

Contact Regarding:

  • General education, major, and minor requirements
  • Course planning and registration
  • University policies and procedures
  • Other academic support and educational opportunities
  • Career and research exploration

 

Schedule an Advising Appointment

Nicholas Leadbeater

Dr. Nicholas Leadbeater

Office Location: CHEM A-310
Email: nicholas.leadbeater@uconn.edu

Undergraduate Program Director

Contact Regarding:

  • Transfer credit evaluations
  • Course approval for related requirements
  • Questions concerning Honors in Chemistry
  • Research opportunities

 

Contact Dr. Leadbeater

Advising Resources

Advising Expectations

A successful and productive advising/mentoring relationship involves collaboration between the advisor/mentor and the student. The advising/mentoring relationship should allow the student to meet academic degree requirements and gain relevant experiences outside of the classroom.

Learn more about the advisor-advisee relationship and how to find your advisor.

Important Dates

UConn's Academic Calendar lists important dates related to course registration, form deadlines, and more.

View the current UConn Academic Calendar.

Pre-Approved Related Courses

The College of Liberal Arts and Science requires the completion of 12 credits of related upper division (2000 level or higher) courses outside of a student’s major.

Math 2110 and 2410, which must completed by all chemistry majors, fulfills 7 of the 12 related credits. An additional 5 credits will be needed. The list below includes all of the currently approved related courses. A student may still petition to substitute a course that is not on the list: please speak with your advisor for details.

Related Courses for Chemistry

  • Biology
    • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB): 2244, 3221, 3247, 3254, 4215, 4248,
    • Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB): All 2000 or higher level
    • Physiology and Neurobiology (PNB): 2250, 2264, 2265, 2274, 2275, 3251, 3260, 3262, 3263
  • Computer Science (CSE): All 2000 or higher level
  • Engineering (ENGR): All 2000 or higher level
  • Geoscience (GSCI): All 2000 or higher level
  • Marine Sciences (MARN): 4030W, 4050W, 4060
  • Mathematics (MATH): All 2000 or higher level except 2720W, 3794
  • Nutritional Sciences (NUSC): 3235, 4236
  • Physics (PHYS): All 2000 or higher level
  • Plant Science (PLSC): All 2000 or higher level
  • Soil Science (SOIL): 3410
  • Statistics (STAT): All 2000 or higher level

Student Administration System Advisement Report

PeopleSoft (or Student Admin) may not recognize all of your Related Course Credits. This will result in a “Not Satisfied” message when you run an Advisement Report.

Any course on this list is recognized as a Related Course by the Department of Chemistry. Please consult with your advisor to petition other courses.

Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, & Pharmacy Advising

Pre-Medical & Pre-Dental

The Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Advising Office provides resources and advising to students interested in pursuing professional careers as doctors of medicine and dental medicine, or as physicians assistants. You can learn more about course requirements, MCAT Prep, and the application process by visiting the Pre-Med/Pre-dent website or by scheduling an appointment with an advisor.

Pharmacy

Students interested in pharmacy should review the pre-professional curriculum information on the School of Pharmacy’s website. If you have questions regarding admissions and/or the pre-requisite requirements to the Pharm.D. program, you are encouraged to contact the School of Pharmacy to speak with a Pre-Pharmacy advisor.

Additional Academic Resources

Contact Your Instructor

Students seeking additional academic guidance and support are encouraged to contact their course instructor or teaching assistant (TA) directly. Instructors may offer office hours to review a specific concept, and can also suggest supplemental learning resources and opportunities.

Instructor contact information can be found in your course syllabus and in our chemistry faculty directory.

Tutoring

UConn and the Chemistry Department offer various group or individual tutoring options.

Chemistry Club

The UConn Chemistry Club — known well as the “Chem Club” — offers tutoring immediately following their weekly meetings. Contact uconnchemclub@gmail.com for more information.


Private Tutors

During the Fall and Spring semesters, a list of course tutors will be available following the 10th day of classes. Students seeking a private tutor may contact chemstudentadmins@uconn.edu to request the appropriate list. Private tutoring lists will only be provided to UConn students currently enrolled in that course.

These tutors work as paid tutors, and all arrangements are made directly between the student and the prospective tutor.


Q Center

The University of Connecticut's Quantitative Learning Center (Q Center) provides direct assistance to students via peer tutoring, review sessions, and the creation of innovative learning tools.

The Q Center offers free tutoring and academic support for the following Chemistry courses:

  • CHEM 1124Q
  • CHEM 1125Q
  • CHEM 1126Q
  • CHEM 1127Q
  • CHEM 1128Q
  • CHEM 1147Q
  • CHEM 1148Q

Visit the Q Center.