"Behavioral Science Advising strives to provide outstanding educational and career counseling for students in effort to support individual student success and prepare students to make positive contributions in academia, employment, and their community."

We have recently had two advisors leave our department for other opportunities, and a third advisor is currently only in the office part-time due to a previously planned leave of absence.  This leaves our office currently understaffed.  We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we hire and train new advisors. 

The BESC advisors see students by appointment. You can schedule an appointment with the appropriate advisor by using the link under their name below. Students seeking admission to the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) or Substance Use Disorder Counseling (SUDC) Certificate of Proficiency program will meet with the advisor whose queue includes their last name prior to receiving acceptance to those programs.

If you encounter difficulties in using the online calendar to schedule an appointment with your advisor please call 801 863 6377 and request assistance from our office staff.

Academic Advisors

Currently Travis Reynolds is the only BESC advisor who is in the office full-time.  Continuing students should use the links below to schedule an appointment with Travis.  For the time being all BESC new students should plan on meeting with Erin Donahoe-Rankin, you can make an appointment with Erin by calling 801-863-8352.  Students interested in getting information on how to apply to the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program can meet with Travis or Erin to find out those requirements and application deadlines.  Students interested in getting information about the Substance Use Disorder Counseling (SUDC) program, and those students who are already accepted into that program, should email Giovana Alisa at for assistance. 

Once we are again fully staffed we will assign students a specific academic advisor. We ask that you use your last name to find who your assigned advisor is and then meet with them.

If you have trouble using the online calendar to make an appointment with Travis please call 801-863-6377 and our office staff will assist you.

Giovana Alisa
Click here to schedule an appointment
Office - LC 221a
*Please note, Giovana will be in the office on a part-time basis through Summer 2014.  To schedule an appointment with her please call 801-863-8073 and leave a voicemail message indicating the reason you would like to meet with her, your name, your UVID if you are an admitted UVU student, and a phone number Giovana can call to reach you.  She will call you back and let you know her current availability for appointments.

Travis Reynolds
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Office - LC 221d

NEW STUDENTS: Please call 801-863-8352 and schedule your initial advisement appointment with Erin Donahoe-Rankin.  Her office is in LA 121c.  You can also send her an email message.
















Advisor and Student Responsibilities

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UVLINK EMAIL ADDRESS:The Behavioral Science Department academic advisors send out important information to student's UVLink E-Mail accounts weekly regarding multiple program and academic information, and job/volunteer/internship opportunities. Students are expected to check their UVLink e-mail account regularly. If a student is not currently receiving these emails and would like to please contact the appropriate academic advisor. Please be advised that students can set up their UVLink e-mail account to automatically forward the messages it receives to an account they regularly check by going to their e-mail account in UVLink and clicking on options and then auto forward, there students would enter in the e-mail address they want messages forwarded to. Please note that it may take up to 72 hours for messages received at your UVLink e-mail account to arrive at your designated forward account.

*Click on the Student Timetables link in your UVLink account to view important dates and deadlines for each semester.