Students in the programs within the Institute at Western Michigan University receive specialized, one-on-one advising from a program advisor. The program chair and faculty who will be assigned to advising may assist as well. We believe effective, supportive advising is an essential component in student success in AAAS and at Western Michigan University.


Students who want to major or minor in African American and African Studies or Anthropology should schedule an appointment with advisor Tom Mills:


What to expect

  • Assessment of your progress toward completing your degree
  • Information about course availability to assist with your schedule planning
  • Assistance in selecting electives
  • Discussion of internships and study abroad opportunities and requirements
  • Discussions about how the program fits with your career goals
  • Discussions about graduate school opportunities that fit with your degree
  • Information about program events, speakers, scholarships and deadlines