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 

Use EAB Navigate to make an 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 and Raymond Stanley

LSN – 102 

Summer 2023 Hours:

In-person drop-ins and by appointment

Mon-Thurs 9am-2:00pm (closed 12-1)

Virtual appointments available Friday 9am-2pm

Email or 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

Use EAB Navigate to make an 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

Heather Stark 

GMCS – 566

Summer 2023 Drop In Hours:

Monday 11:30am – 12:30pm

Email or use EAB Navigate to make an appointment.

Dr. Ben Shen

Email to schedule appointments.


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

Use EAB Navigate to make an appointment.

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

Spring 2023 Appointment Hours:

Monday 10:30am – 12:15pm and Tuesday 2:00pm – 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

Use EAB Navigate to make an appointment.


Dr. Chris O’Neill

(619) 594-6176

GMCS – 570

Email to set up appointment.

Math Education Advisor

Dr. Steve Klass

GMCS – 506

Use EAB Navigate to make an appointment

Statistics Advisor

Dr. Barbara Bailey

Email or use EAB Navigate to view available appointments.


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 – 136

Use EAB Navigate to make an 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 Advising Office


For general questions email:




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

Monday – Thursday 10:00am – 4:00pm

** HPAO Orientation is required before one-on-one advising. The HPAO Orientation schedule is available on our Canvas page.

All Pre-Health Students:

If you have any questions, please email

For appointments schedule via HPAO Canvas Homeroom