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Department of Geography and Environmental Planning


Your geography adviser is committed to helping you achieve both your academic and professional goals. While many of your advising sessions will be devoted to selecting choices to fulfill your degree, you should try to establish a close relationship with your adviser so that you feel free to drop by for a chat on concerns such as internships, how to apply for jobs, and challenges you may face with your classes.

Advising is Mandatory

Students cannot register without first seeing their adviser who will remove the advising hold.

Who is My Adviser?

Students are assigned an adviser when they declare a major or minor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Planning. To find out who your adviser is, consult online services. Once in Online Services, go to SA Self Service>Learner Services>Academics>View My Adviser. If you don't see an adviser assigned, contact the department at 410-704-2973.

How Do I Prepare for My Advising Session?

Students are expected to familiarize themselves with their Undergraduate Catalog and degree requirements. As the Towson University Catalog states, “Failure to satisfy all published degree requirements does not provide a basis for exceptions to academic requirements or policies. It is expected that students will receive assistance from general academic and faculty advisers, but students must assume responsibility for completing published degree requirements.”

To get ready for an advising sessions, complete the following steps:

  • Check your Online Services account for your assigned registration date and review your advising report / academic requirements.
  • Contact your adviser and schedule an appointment prior to your assigned registration date.
  • Complete and print out your advising checklist. See checklists to the right.

How Do I Register?

To register, make sure your adviser removes your advising hold at the end of your session. Then, register for classes by logging into your Online Services account.


Department of Geography and Environmental Planning
Liberal Arts Building, Room 2210F (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2973
Fax: 410-704-4702


Advising Checklists for

Geography and Environmental Planning (PDF)

Global Skills Track (PDF)

Geography and Anthropology (PDF)

Geography and Sociology (PDF)

Geography and Political Science (PDF)

Geography and Economics (PDF)

Geography and History (PDF)



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