Department Advisors

While we offer professional academic advising for your major, your Department Undergraduate Advisor is your primary source for career and major advising.

To make an appointment with your major advisor or see drop-in hours visit EAB Navigate.

Contact information for advisors listed below.

Department Advisors


San Diego State University has the only independent astronomy department, and we operate a research observatory on Mount Laguna, a short drive east of San Diego.


Astronomy Advisor

Dr. Jerome Orosz


P – 241 (In person or virtual)

Office Hours: M/W 3-5pm

Drop-in or Use EAB Navigate to view available appointment.


The Department of Biology has it’s own Biology Undergraduate Advising Office. Please contact them for questions regarding your Biology major or minor requirements.
Biology Advisor

Amy Tappen or Raymond Stanley


LSN – 102 (currently virtual only)

Office Hours:M-F 9-12, 1-2pm

Use EAB Navigate to view available appointments-


Chemistry & Biochemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at San Diego State University offers the Bachelor of Science degree, accredited by the American Chemical Society (ACS).
Chemistry Advisor

Dr. Peter Van der Geer


CSL – 322

Office Hours: M:12-1:30pm,W/F: 9:30-11am

Drop-in or Use EAB Navigate to view available appointment.

Computer Science

The SDSU CS undergraduate program provides students a broad background in computer science theory and state-of-the-practice experiences that will enable them to pursue high technology careers.
Computer Science Advisors

Dr. John Carroll 


GMCS 537 (all in person)

Office Hours:T/Th11:30-12:15pm, 3:15-3:45,

T/Th 5:15-5:30 (will continue until all students have been served)

Drop in only

Dr. Xiaobai Liu 

(Currently virtual only)

Office Hours: T/Th 2-3pm

Drop in only

Environmental Sciences

Environmental Sciences is an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Sciences program. The program provides students with a rigorous and arcing foundation in natural and biological sciences most relevant to environmental issues.


Environmental Sciences Advisor

Dr. John Love


CSL – 339 (in person or virtual)

Office Hours: T and Th 1:00-3:00

Use EAB Navigate to view available appointments

Geological Sciences

In SDSU’s Geography Program, students are introduced to a strong foundation in physical and human geography, supported by skills in Geographic Information Systems and other methodologies.


Geological Sciences Advisor

Dr. Jillian Maloney


GMCS – 117 (in person or virtual)

Office Hours: M 1-2:45pm and W 2-3:45pm

Use EAB Navigate to view available appointments

Mathematics & Statistics

Because of its broad scope, degrees in mathematics prepare students for many different careers and the department offers a variety of such degrees and emphases to provide students with several blends and specialties according to their interests and goals.
Mathematics Advisors

Dr. Jerome Gilles


GMCS – 589

Office Hours below (in person or virtual)

M 2:30-5:00, T 2:00-5:00 (in person only)

W10:00-12:00, 1:30-3:00, F:1:00-2:00

Drop-in or Use EAB Navigate to view available appointment.


Dr. Vadim Ponomarenko


GMCS – 511

Office Hours: email to set up appointment

Math Education Advisor

Dr. William Zahner

GMCS – 505

Office Hours:T 1:30-4pm

Use EAB Navigate to view available appointments


Dr. Steve Klass

GMCS – 506

Email to set up appointment



Statistics Advisor

Dr. Barbara Bailey


GMCS – 513

Office Hours: Th 2-3:30pm

Currently Virtual only

Drop in only


The Physics Department at San Diego State University is committed to offering every undergraduate and graduate student the fullest opportunity to realize his or her potential as a physicist. The department has a history of teaching excellence and a commitment to continuing this tradition.


Physics Advisor

Dr. Arlette Baljon


P – 133

Office Hours: 

T 12:00-1:00pm

W 11:00-12:00pm, 3:00-4:00pm (drop in)

Contact via email to set up an appointment at a different time

Drop-in or Use EAB Navigate to view available appointment.


The Psychology department has it’s own Peer Advising Center. Please contact them for questions or information regarding your Psychology major or minor.
Psychology Peer Advising Center

Peer Advisors (No appointments are necessary)


LSN – 105

Hours: M-Th 9 am – 4:00 pm

Drop-in or Use EAB Navigate to view available appointment.

Health Professions Advising Office (HPAO)

The Health Professions Advising Office is a resource for current SDSU students planning a career in the health professions. HPAO provides information, guidance and support to students from any major about most health professions, including dentistry, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, physician assistant, and veterinary medicine.
Health Professions Advising Office

(No appointments are necessary)


GMCS – 323

Hours: Mon – Thurs 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Fridays 9:00 am – 4:00 pm