Advisors in the Family Science and Human Development Department help students explore educational interests, plan an academic course of study, consider after-college options (i.e., careers, graduate schools), and identify resources for additional information and support. Advisement is a key component of student success. You should always reach out to an advisor as a resource to help you navigate your schedule and college career.
Current FSHD undergraduate majors and minors
- Course selection
- Academic planning
- Choosing your concentration in FSHD
- Selecting a minor
- General guidance
- Other challenges or issues
Contact your faculty advisor listed in Degree Works (through Nest) for:
- Graduate school thoughts
- Career advice
- Discussions about your trajectory
Internship questions (Family Services concentration) – contact Internship Coordinator Colleen Casenta at email@example.com
School Settings (Teaching Track) students – in addition to seeking advisement from the FSHD Department, you can contact the Center of Pedagogy with questions about:
- Teacher Education Program
- Transformative Education Network
Gerontology minors – contact Dr. Ashley Ermer at firstname.lastname@example.org for:
- Course planning
- Understanding the field
- Career options
General questions – email FSHD@montclair.edu and we will direct you to the right person!
Prospective FSHD majors and minors
Reach out to the Student Success Center in University Hall 1180 or via email CCHLadvising@montclair.edu
- Explore the field of Family Science and Human Development
- Understand the Teaching Track options
- Declare FSHD as your major or minor
- Declare Gerontology as a minor
Gerontology – contact Dr. Ashley Ermer at email@example.com for specific details about our Gerontology minor.
General questions – Live chat with an advisor in the Student Success Center, Monday-Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm.
PhD in FSHD – current and prospective students
Contact Vian Sabat, Doctoral Program Associate, at SabatV@montclair.edu.