Department Advisors

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

*FACULTY ADVISORS WILL BE OUT SUMMER 2024. If you need advising, please contact us at or see our hours on our homepage.*


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 

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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 and Raymond Stanley

LSN – 102

Summer 2024 Hours:

In-person drop-ins and by appointment

Tuesdays & Wednesdays (In-person) 9:00am-2:00pm (closed 12-1)

Mondays, Thursdays, & Fridays (Virtual) by appointment

Mondays & Thursdays Virtual Drop-in Advising (no appointment required) available from 9:30am-10:30am & 1-2pm

Use EAB Navigate to make an appointment.

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

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Computer Science

The SDSU CS undergraduate program provides students a broad background in computer science theory and hardware systems that will enable them to pursue high technology careers.

Computer Science Advisors

Heather Stark 

GMCS – 566

Summer 2024 Hours

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Dr. Ben Shen

Email to make an appointment.

Earth and 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.

Earth and Environmental Sciences Advisor

Dr. John Love


CSL – 339

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Geological Sciences

In SDSU’s Geological sciences program students are curious about the planet on which we live and interested in solving environmental problems facing humankind. You can choose between a B.A. program, which includes an interdisciplinary curriculum, or a B.S., which science intensive.

Geological Sciences Advisor

Dr. Stephen Schellenberg


GMCS – 235

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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

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Dr. Chris O’Neill

(619) 594-6176

GMCS – 570

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Math Education Advisor

Dr. Steve Klass

GMCS – 506

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Statistics Advisor

Dr. Barbara Bailey

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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 – 134

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

Psychology Advising Office



Summer 2024 Hours begin 5/21:

Virtual appointments only.

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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


GMCS – 323

Summer 2024 Hours: Monday – Thursday 10am-4pm

New HPAO students: Please be sure to complete all steps from the Getting Started with HPAO page before booking an appointment.

For general questions, please email

For 1st-Year students: walk-ins available during office hours

For 2nd-Years and above including Transfer Students: schedule appointments via HPAO Canvas Homeroom