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Undergraduate Advising

Congratulations on choosing a career path in Chemistry at SFSU! We would like to welcome you to a great future in the sciences and let you know of some requirements and resources for undergraduates. All students are encouraged to attend the orientation meeting before the first semester attendance. All chemistry and biochemistry majors are required to meet with a major advisor during the Fall semester. To meet this obligation, students can attend a group advising session or seek one-on-one advising (more details below). Be sure to bring a copy of your unofficial transcript, your DARS REPORT, and your proposed class schedule for the next calendar year. Students who do not meet with an advisor will have a hold on their registration and may not be able to enroll in the classes they need.


Advisors (Spring 2014 semester)
Advisor Office Phone Email Office Hours
Dr. Baird TH 811A 415-405-0935

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Weds 2:00-4:00pm
Dr. Palmer TH 730 415-338-7717

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Mon 8:10-11am
Dr. Simonis TH 111A 415-338-1656

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Tues 4:30-6:00 pm
Dr. Trautman TH 823 415-338-2379

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Fri 9:30-11:30am


Undergraduate Advising Workshops

  • ADVISING WORKSHOP:  ORIENTATION TO THE MAJOR
This advising workshop is intended for new and transfer students and is typically held on the first Friday of the fall semester.  It will include an overview of the Department’s degree programs, course equivalencies, and various campus advising resources.

        Fall 2014:  advising workshop:  TBA    .  

  • ADVISING WORKSHOP:  PLANNING FOR GRADUATION (Offered Every Spring)
This workshop is intended for junior and senior level students and is typically held on the first Friday of the spring semester.  It will include an overview of the Department’s upper division elective courses, research opportunities, scholarships and fellowships, and the various steps involved in preparing for graduation. For more information on graduation requirements , please refer to the SFSU website:   http://www.sfsu.edu.

Application for Spring or Summer Semester 2014 graduation:  
  • deadline to department is (TBA spring semester).
  • deadline to university is (TBA spring semester).
        

Mandatory Progress Check 

All chemistry and biochemistry majors are required to meet with a major advisor during the Fall semester. To meet this obligation, students can attend a group advising session or seek one-on-one advising (more details below). Be sure to bring a copy of your unofficial transcript, your DARS REPORT and your proposed class schedule for the next calendar year.  

Certain students in the Chemistry and Biochemistry program will have holds placed on their registration until they have consulted an advisor, specifically those enrolled in CHEM-115, 233, 321, and 300/351.


Drop-In Undergraduate Advising
One-on-one advising is recommended for new and transfer students, probationary students, and anyone with a complicated situation and/or numerous questions to be resolved. Students can meet with any of the four advisors listed below, with or without an appointment.

See list of undergraduate advisors and office hours above.
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