The department and the university offer a variety of resources to assist students.

Undergraduate Advising

All Family and Human Service and all Family Science majors are assigned an advisor. Our department advisors are a key student resource. Students are empowered to make informed decisions and take ownership of their academic goals. 

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Department advisors also hold FMST interest meetings for prospective students throughout the semester.

Students are strongly encouraged to schedule an advising appointment every semester. Your advisor is committed to assisting you with selecting courses and evaluating progress toward completing Towson University’s graduation requirements. 

To find your advisor, log into Towson Online Services. SA Self Service> Learner Services> Academics> View My Advisor.

ADVISING Expectations

Our students are responsible for...

  • familiarizing themselves with the Undergraduate Catalog and assuming responsibility for completing all published graduation requirements.
  • reviewing the Academic Requirements Report each semester, especially prior to advising meetings.  
  • maintaining communication with their advisors, keeping advising appointments, and informing their advisors of any course plan changes.
  • using their Towson University e-mail accounts to communicate with their advisors, other faculty, and department staff.
  • completing an Individualized Degree Completion Plan with your advisor. 

FMST Advisors are available during small group sessions to answer your questions about the major and the career path.

FMST Interest Meeting Schedule


  • Thursday, September 6th:              1:00-2:00 pm in LA 2210E
  • Wednesday, September 19th:         9:00-10:00 am in LA 2234


  • Monday, October 1st:                   10:30-11:30 am in LA 2342
    • Tuesday, October 16:                    9:30-10:30 am in LA 2205
      • Tuesday, October 30:                    11:00 am-12:00 pm in LA 2343


  • Thursday, November 1:                 1:00-2:00 pm in LA 2210E
  • Wednesday, November 7:              9:00-10:00 am in LA 2234
    • Monday, November 12:                10:30-11:30 am in LA 2342
    • Thursday, November 29:               9:30-10:30 am in LA 2205


  • Thursday, December 6:                11:00 am-12:00 pm in LA 2343