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How to Make Advising Appointments

The Department of Child Development strongly recommends that all Child Development majors schedule regular advising appointments. Regular advising will ensure that you are meeting your major and general education requirements. Advising can also help you to graduate in a timely fashion. For example, advising can ensure that you don’t miss an opportunity to take a key class that may not be offered every semester. Advising is important to your post-baccalaureate plans as well. Advisors will inform you of (master’s) programs that match your career interests and they will provide you with key guidance in preparing for, and applying to, these programs.


You are encouraged to use multiple advising services to have a fulfilling and successful university experience.  Below is a list of advising services offered by the department and university:

Academic Advising

Academic advising is available through the university in UH-329. Professional advisors can assist you with advising forms related to the 4-year pledge, campus groups, employer advising forms, financial aid advising, and academic notice forms. In addition to academic advising centers, this dedicated area offers a peer advising center where you can connect with your peers to foster a sense of belonging and to connect with academic services and campus resources. You can also access advising “on demand” on a drop-in basis in person or via Zoom, Monday through Friday.

For more information about these advising services visit

Department of Child Development Faculty

Faculty in the department play a very specific role in the advising process. Their role is to answer questions about the field of Child Development. They can also talk with you about graduate school and how best to prepare for it, as well as professional careers in Child Development. It is our goal to match you with a faculty member who works in an area related to your interests, and who can answer these kinds of questions for you. Please see the Information about Faculty tab for faculty contact information.

Child Development Department Chair

Dr. Amanda Wilcox-Herzog

The Department Chair can assist you with complex questions about unit transfers, questions about course substitutions, and questions about finding the right area of interest within child development.  The department Chair can assist you with questions regarding schedule overloads, SAP appeals, and petitions. The Chair is also equipped to answer questions about graduate school and professional careers related to your interests and he/she can help match you up with a faculty member who is knowledgeable in your area of interest. Dr. Wilcox-Herzog schedules her own appointments. To schedule a meeting, please email her at the address below. She will get back to you promptly.

Dr. Amanda Wilcox-Herzog
Phone: (909) 537-7431
Office: SB-505