The low student-faculty ratio at Belmont Abbey fosters an environment of collaboration and discussion. This environment enables the development of one-on-one relationships between students and faculty.
First year traditional students are advised by their First-Year Experience professor or a Professional Academic Advisor until he or she submits a declaration of major. Once a student declares a major, a faculty member from that department is assigned as his or her advisor. The advisor’s role is to assist the student in course selection, in choosing a major, and serves as a resource for the full range of academic issues that a student may encounter.
Each student is responsible for meeting the requirements for graduation as stated in the catalog. Although an advisor is available for counsel, the ultimate responsibility remains with the student. It shall be the student’s responsibility to consult with faculty advisors in the appropriate departments to ensure that all requirements for the student’s major(s).