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Academic Advising

The Chemistry Academic Advising office serves undergraduate student majors and students enrolled in Chemistry courses with questions including, but not limited to:

  • Course Enrollment
  • Major Requirements
  • Minor Requirements
  • Department Policies
  • Academic Regulations

Student Affairs Office

Location and Phone

York Hall 4010 (Revelle)
Phone: (858) 534-4856 

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8:30am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm

Advising Appointments 

Fall, Winter, Spring: Monday-Thursday, Weeks 3-10 

Summer: Monday-Thursday, Weeks 3 & 4         

Walk-In Advising 

Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-12:00pm (last walk-in at 11:45) & 1:00pm-4:00pm (last walk-in at 3:45)

Location Map

Walk-in Advising

Advisors are available to answer your simple or time-sensitive questions:

  • 15-minute session per student visit
  • Monday-Thursday
  • 9:00AM - 11:45AM & 1:00PM - 3:45PM

Examples of walk-in advising topics: 

  • Degree audit check and correction
  • Choosing classes for the next quarter
  • Submit Academic Forms (i.e., Study abroad, VA, Double Major, Max Unit)
  • Major requirements and policies
  • Information on campus resources
  • Research opportunities

Advising Appointments

Advisors are available to meet for 30-45 minutes to discuss complex questions or long term academic planning:

  • Develop a quarter-by-quarter academic plan
  • Review forms for Readmission
  • Additional topics/questions- Call to determine if an appointment is necessary

How To Schedule

Call our office at (858) 534-4856 during business hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-12pm & 1pm-4:00pm

Or visit Chemistry & Biochemistry Student Affiars office- York Hall 4010

  • Appointments are available:
    • Fall, Winter, Spring Quarters: Monday-Thursday, Weeks 3-10 
    • Summer: Monday-Thursday, Weeks 3 & 4

Appointment Policies

  • Appointments must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. 
  • Appointments are available for declared Chemistry Department majors only.  Non-majors may use Walk-In or Virtual Advising Center to address questions related to Chemistry
  • If you are more than 10 minutes late, we will need to reschedule your appointment.

VAC (Virtual Advising Center )

The VAC serves as a record of all correspondence between students and academic advisors. 

Current UCSD students can submit a brief question 24-hours a day through the Virtual Advising Center.

  • VAC messages are reviewed daily by advising staff
  • Questions are reviewed according to place in the queue 
  • Typical response time is 1-5 business days (depending on time of the quarter)
  • Ideal for when you are unavailable to stop by for walk-in 

Please use email etiquette and courtesy when submitting your message. State your question/s clearly and if applicable, refer to previous communication with advising staff.

Non-UCSD students- ask questions via email to chemadvising@ucsd.edu

Peer Advising

Who are Peer Advisors?

Chemistry Peer Advisors are undergraduate students majoring in one of the degree programs and who are available to answer questions from fellow students.  It is especially helpful for freshmen and new transfers, but all are welcome!  They can provide insights on questions such as:

  • Why did you pick Chemistry as a major?
  • What is it like to be a Chemistry student at UCSD?  
  • What resources have you found helpful?
  • How did you get involved in research or teaching?
  • What do you plan to do after you graduate?
Fall Quarter: Fridays 10am-12pm in York Hall 4020B (Weeks 1-10)

Have quick questions? Our Peer Advisors are also available via e-mail at chempeers@ucsd.edu.
                               


Minh Le Peer Advisor

Minh Le
4th year
Chemistry Minor

     

       Minh is a 4th year with a major in Chemical Engineering and a minor in Chemistry (Inorganic focus). As an international student from Vietnam and a transfer student from Miramar Community College, Minh understands difficulty in adapting to a completely new environment. One of his goals as a peer advisor is to assist others in their transition to life at UCSD - both academically and personally. Minh's ten-year plan is to successfully retire his parents by taking over their family company, Minh Hung Enterprise. He also works as a bus driver for the UCSD transportation services. In his free time, he enjoys coaching his cousin's soccer team.

 


Milan Peer Advisor

Milan Filipovic
3rd Year Transfer, 
Biochemistry/Chemistry Major 

     Before UCSD, Milan balanced working full time while attending college. Now, he is involved in ACSSA, a volunteer researcher at Skaggs School of Pharmacy, and interns at Catalent, a pharmaceutical company. In his free time he enjoys playing cello and bass. He aspires to attend graduate school before leading a career in the pharmaceutical or health industries. 

 

 

Razina Peer Advisor

Razina Pathan
3rd year
Pharmacological Chemistry Major

 

  

     Razina is a third year undergraduate student obtaining her B.S. in Pharmacological Chemistry and aspires to go to pharmacy school after graduating. She is currently doing research in Dr. Susan Taylor’s lab in the pharmacology department in Leichtag Biomedical Research, volunteering at the Jacobs Hospital, and is an active participant of Pre-Pharmacy Society. Razina’s goal as a chemistry peer advisor is to help others have great academic experiences as undergraduates. Feel free to reach out to Razina if you have any questions about the extracurricular activities she is involved in.

 

 

 

Natalie Peer Advisor

Natalie Chehayeb 
4th Year Transfer
Biochemistry/Chemistry Major

    Before UCSD, Natalie went to community college in OC while working part time as a tutor and a pharmacy technician at Walgreens. She was also the founder and president of Islamic Awareness Club at Saddleback college. She was able to manage having a social life while studying and working. She is passionate about helping others and volunteering specially with the Veterans. She plans to attend Med school after graduation and do research as well. 

 

 

Jacob Peer Advisor

Jacob Shake
3rd Year 
Chemistry Major 

   

Jacob is a 3rd year with a major in general chemistry with an inorganic chemistry focus. As a San Diego local, Jacob has been able to balance commuting, school, work, and extracurriculars. Currently, he is working as a volunteer researcher in the Kubiak lab researching electrocatalysts. Jacob came into peer advising the beginning of his 3rd year and they helped him get back on track after a rough year. As a result, one of Jacob’s primary goals is to help other students through peer advising. After undergraduate studies, Jacob hopes to attend graduate school before joining indust