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Faculty Advisers

Christianity Studies
Randall Engle
[email protected]

Judaic Studies
Michael Pytlik
[email protected]

Islamic Studies
Malik Balla
[email protected]

Schedule an Appointment

Make advising appointments with the College of Arts and Science Advising office in O'Dowd Hall room 130 before the schedule of classes is published. Because of advising demand after publication, students may not get an appointment before they enroll if they wait. To schedule an appointment please call (248) 370-4567 or email at [email protected].

During Your Advising Session

Bring the following to all advising appointments:

  • Your advising records
  • Transfer Credit Evaluations (TCE)

Obtain a copy of a minor/concentration authorization form from the Religious Studies adviser. (If one is not offered, request one). Check your adviser's work (review the information you are provided), ask questions and ask for clarification about anything that is confusing or incorrect.

Class Schedule Selection


Request a senior check from Arts and Science Advising after you accumulate 91 credits. This identifies the remaining requirements you need to graduate. (You should receive a letter in the mail. If not, contact (248) 370-4567 for an appointment.)

Process an Application for Degree in Academic Records. Specific dates for application deadlines are available on the Registrar’s website. This must be done in order to graduate. A fee is required.

Religious Studies / Center for Religious Understanding

Varner Hall, Room 217
371 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
(location map)
(248) 370-2154