Undergraduate Advising in Geography

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Gabriela  Valdivia
Associate Professor
Office: Carolina Hall 315
(919) 962-3871

Office hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 12:30-1:30PM, Wednesday 1:30-2:30PM. Walk-ins welcome though I recommend making an appointment first.

Hello! I am the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) in geography. I can give you advice on which geography courses to take to build a major or minor that meets your professional goals and interests. Do you have questions about majoring or minoring in geography? Contact me to set up an initial advising appointment.

To learn more about our major and minors, read about our B.A. Program Requirements.


Want to know more about what geographers at Carolina are up to? Check out our 2018 and 2019 Geography Department newsletters! Or follow us @geographyunc

What are Pathways in Geography?

Student Services in Geography

For administrative questions regarding courses, scheduling, or enrollment, contact:

Geography Major Administrator

Nell Phillips
Office: Carolina Hall 205A

The geography major administrator can answer basic questions regarding geography courses registration and offerings. Please check our website first for the most current information regarding our department.

Your major or minor can be confirmed by your academic advisor in Steele Building.

More advising resources

The UNC College of Arts and Sciences Academic Advising Program can help with all non-major related questions, such as on general education requirements, credit transfer, and degree audits.

The UNC Career Services Office offers career counseling and job-seeking resources.

The UNC Study Abroad Office provides information and advise on a wide selection of study abroad programs.

The Writing Center offers face-to-face or online coaching to help students become stronger writers.

The Learning Center offers one-on-one academic coaching, peer tutoring, study workshops, and online tools that support different learning needs.

Counseling and Wellness Services offers consultations for students seeking counseling and caring mental health services.