The College of Arts and Sciences has a dual advising system of general/professional advisors and department advisors designed to help undergraduate students achieve academic success.

Earth & Environmental Sciences faculty advisors help students get the most out of their experience at UMKC by advising them on the specifics needed for their major/minor.

In the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, majors are required to meet with their faculty advisor every semester to discuss degree requirements, devise a plan toward academic success, explore career and post-graduate goals, and discuss questions or concerns they may have.

Advising Appointments

Most Earth & Environmental Sciences faculty advisors see students by appointment only. Some walk-in hours may be available.

Students who have already declared an Earth & Environmental Sciences major or minor should schedule advising appointments through Connect.

Students who are interested in declaring an Earth & Environmental Sciences major should email one of the advisors below to schedule an initial advising appointment.  It is helpful to include days and times that the student is available for ease of scheduling.

To prepare for an advising appointment, students should review their MyPlan Audit and devise a potential course schedule for the upcoming term. Students are also encouraged to bring any scheduling or degree program questions to the advising session.

Earth and Environmental Sciences Faculty Advisors

Dr. Caroline Davies, GeosciencesDr. Caroline Davies, Earth & Environmental Science & Environmental Studies Advisor
420H Flarsheim Hall





Dr. Jejung Lee, Earth & Environmental Science & Environmental Studies Advisor
420C Flarsheim Hall





 Dr. Jimmy Adegoke, GeosciencesDr. Jimmy Adegoke, Geography Advisor
428A Flarsheim Hall






 Dr. Tina Niemi, Undergraduate AdvisorDr. Tina Niemi, Geology Advisior & Graduate Degree Advisor
420B Flarsheim Hall






Dr. Fengpeng Sun, IPhD Coordinator
420E Flarsheim Hall


Advising Forms

UMKC’s Major Maps are detailed, undergraduate four-year course outlines that inform students on the classes they should take and when to take them. All Major Maps are updated yearly and are in PDF format.

The department has also put together sample four-year plans that many students find helpful. All sample plans are in PDF format.

CAS Student Services

General UMKC advising and pre-professional program advising is handled by CAS Student Services. Current students should schedule appointments through Connect.