The Director of Undergraduate Studies is the key liaison between students and the rest of the faculty, college, and university.
The Director of Undergraduate Studies is responsible for approving and signing:
- all Declarations of Major forms (available at department office)
- all transfer credits
- study abroad approvals and credit evaluation/transfer
- honors applications
- all petitions to graduate
All Northwestern undergraduates who are interested in the major, the minor, or who want to talk about art history at the undergraduate level at Northwestern are also encouraged to meet with the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
When you meet with the Director of Undergraduate Studies to discuss any of the above procedures or forms, please bring all the necessary paperwork with you. If you have any questions about what you will need to bring, please consult the relevant webpage or email the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Professor S. Hollis Clayson
1880 Campus Drive, Kresge Hall 4335
Advising within the Major and Minor
All minors are advised by the Director of Undergraduate Studies and are expected to meet with her once a year to approve their course of study.
All majors are also assigned a faculty advisor when they declare the major. All majors are required to meet with this advisor at the beginning of the academic year and are encouraged to do so again quarterly before each period of registration. At these meetings, all majors are required to bring an up-to-date copy of the "major field worksheet" so that the advisor can best assess their progress to degree. The faculty advisor is available to confer with the advisee about all matters art historical and/or related to careers in or advanced study related to the art historical professions. Questions about exceptions and substitutions as well as study abroad, transfer credit, graduation, and honors should be directed towards the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
For those students who write Honors Theses in the senior year, the faculty member who advises the thesis becomes the student's major faculty advisor.Those students whose advisor is on leave for a quarter or a year are advised by the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Back to top