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 

Email or use EAB Navigate to view available appointments.


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 2022 hours:

In-person drop-ins Mon-Fri 9am-3:30pm

Virtual appointments available Mon-Fri 9am-3pm

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

Email or use EAB Navigate to view available appointments.

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

Summer 2022 hours:

Virtual drop-in hours Mon & Wed 11:30am-12:30pm using this Zoom link:

Email or use EAB Navigate to view available appointments.

Dr. Xiaobai Liu 

Email or use EAB Navigate to view available appointments.


Dr. John Carroll 

Email only 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

Email or 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

Email or 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

Email or use EAB Navigate to view available appointments.


Dr. Vadim Ponomarenko


GMCS – 511

Email to set up appointment.

Math Education Advisor

Dr. Steve Klass

GMCS – 506

Use EAB Navigate to view available appointments

Statistics Advisor

Dr. Barbara Bailey


GMCS – 513

Email to set up appointment.


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

Email or use EAB Navigate to view available appointments.


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)



Summer 2022 hours:

Virtual appointments Tues & Thurs 10am-2pm

There will be in-person walk-in hours August 16th – August 18th 10am-2pm

Email or Use EAB Navigate to view available appointments.

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

Pre-health Students Applying this 22-23 Cycle:

We have advising appointments slots set aside for students applying in the current 22-23 cycle. To schedule an advising appointment, please fill out this form:


3rd Year, 4th Year, 5th Year, and Alumni Advising (NOT APPLYING THIS CYCLE):

We will be offering Summer advising starting July 5th and appointments will become available on Calendly on June 30th at 4pm. The Calendly link is: If no appointments are available, you can fill out the Time Sensitive 20 Request if your concern is urgent.

If you have an urgent concern/issue, you can request a Time Sensitive 20-minute advising appointment by filling out this form:

** 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