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

Astronomy

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

jorosz@sdsu.edu

619-594-7118

P – 241 

Use EAB Navigate to make an appointment.

Biology

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

bioundergrad@sdsu.edu

LSN – 102

Spring 2024 Hours:

In-person drop-ins and by appointment

Monday – Friday 8:30am-3:30pm (closed 12-1)

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

pvanderg@sdsu.edu

619-592-5582

CSL – 322

Use EAB Navigate to make an appointment.

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

hstark@sdsu.edu

Virtual Drop-in Appointments begin Monday, January 22nd.

Spring 2024 Hours:

Monday 9:00am-10:00am

Thursday 8:00am-9:00am

https://sdsu.zoom.us/j/82993455373

Email or use EAB Navigate to make an appointment.

Dr. Ben Shen 

bshen2@sdsu.edu

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

jlove@sdsu.edu

619-594-2063

CSL – 339

Use EAB Navigate to make an appointment.

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

saschellenberg@sdsu.edu

619-594-1395

GMCS – 235

Use EAB Navigate to make an appointment.

Please submit this form for any advising questions or 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

jgilles@sdsu.edu

619-594-7240

GMCS – 589

Use EAB Navigate to make an appointment.

and

Dr. Chris O’Neill

cdoneill@sdsu.edu

(619) 594-6176

GMCS – 570

Email to make an appointment.

Math Education Advisor

Dr. Steve Klass

sklass@sdsu.edu

GMCS – 506

Use EAB Navigate to make an appointment.

Statistics Advisor

Dr. Barbara Bailey

bbailey@sdsu.edu

Spring 2024 Hours:

Thursday 2:00pm-3:30pm

https://sdsu.zoom.us/j/98875063066

Email or use EAB Navigate to make an appointment.

Physics

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

abaljon@sdsu.edu

619-594-2051

P – 134

Use EAB Navigate to make an appointment.

Psychology

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

619-594-5412

LSN-105

 

Spring 2024 Drop in Hours:

Mondays – Thursdays from 9 am to 4 pm (*closed on Mondays from 12-1 pm for staff meeting).

For general questions email: psychology.advising.sdsu@sdsu.edu

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

hpao@sdsu.edu

619-594-3030

GMCS – 323

Spring 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 hpao@sdsu.edu.

 

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

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