Department Advisors

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


All CoS Academic Advising is now VIRTUAL. For most up to date hours please email your major advisor to set up a virtual appointment or visit department website.

Contact information for advisors listed below.

 Dual Modeling of Advising:

At SDSU we have a dual model of advising. All General Education (GE) advising happens at the Advising & Evaluations office and major advisors can’t advise on GEs. All major course advising happens with your department advisor or supplementally requests can also be made in our CoS Student Success Center.

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

Office Hours: Tues, 1:30 – 4:00 pm


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


LSN – 102

Office Hours:

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. Dave Pullman


CSL – 301

Office Hours: Mon/Wed, 12:30 – 2:00 pm

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

Patricia Kraft


GMCS – 544

Office Hours: Mon/Wed 12:30-1:30 pm & Tues/Thurs 10am-12pm

Dr. John Carroll


GMCS 537



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

Office Hours: 

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. David Kimbrough


GMCS – 229A

Office Hours: Tues/Wed, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm or by appt.


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: Wed 10:00 – 11:00 am & 1:30 -3:30 pm


Dr. Vadim Ponomarenko


GMCS – 511

Office Hours: Mon/Weds/Fridays, 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Math Education Advisor

William Zahner


GMCS – 505

Office Hours: Tues, 12:00 – 2:00 pm

Statistics Advisor

Dr. Barbara Bailey


GMCS – 513

Office Hours: TBA & by Appt.


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. Usha Sinha


P – 133

Office Hours: Mon/Wed 2:00 – 3:00 pm


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: Mon-Thurs 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (closed 11:00 am – 12:00 pm)

Fridays 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

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