All SNR students are assigned a full-time faculty member from your selected degree program who will serve as your academic adviser and mentor, providing you with guidance and advice each step along the way.

Through one-on-one interaction, your adviser will get to know you and your career ambitions and will help you tailor your college experience accordingly.

Degree Adviser
Environmental Sciences
Soil, Env., Atmospheric Sciences Minor
Sustainability Certificate
Natural Resource Science and Management
Captive Wildlife Management Minor
GIS Certificate
Laura Hertel
Senior Coordinator for Student Services
124 Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Bldg
Phone: 573-882-1730
Parks, Recreation and Sport Jenna Fusinatto
Academic Advisor
124 Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Building
Phone: 573-882-8138
Undecided SNR Laura Hertel
Senior Coordinator for Student Services
124 Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Bldg
Phone: 573-882-1730

Building Relationships

One of the important things you can do as an MU student is to establish a significant working relationship with your faculty adviser. Unlike many divisions on campus, SNR students have faculty advisers who will introduce you to:

  • Research opportunities.
  • Community involvement.
  • Study abroad options.
  • How to assess and apply to graduate schools.
  • Academic planning and course selection.

Academic Planning

Planning a curriculum can include a number of variables. Some courses may be offered every other semester or even every other year. Other courses can only be taken in certain sequences. Some degree programs require that students apply for admission to the program and upper-division classes, others require certification or licensing exams. You may need advance planning to include an internship or undergraduate research experience in addition to your coursework.

These are just a few examples of the many mazes of a university education. Without planning and effort, you may miss a valuable opportunity and/or delay graduation unnecessarily. With careful planning and effort, you will receive the most out of your college experience and ease the transition from school to work.

Academic advisers will assist you in defining and reaching your academic and career goals. All degree-seeking, undergraduate students are assigned to an academic adviser. Once the academic department assigns an academic adviser, you should contact your adviser to arrange an advising appointment.

You must meet with your academic adviser each semester before registering for classes. After your advising meeting, you will be able to register for classes at your appointed registration date and time at MyZou.

You are responsible for planning your curriculum and career path, but advisers can offer input throughout your education.