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Academic Program Information for Freshmen

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The following sheets provide overviews and suggested course sequences for each of the College’s majors.

The following majors are impacted, meaning there are more students wanting the major than there is capacity. Freshmen and sophomores interested in these majors should consider declaring pre-majors. This designation does not guarantee or increase your chances of acceptance into the major. It may make you eligible to receive news and updates from the department and the College regarding the program.

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Department Advising

Contact individual departments for information on their advising procedures.

Child & Adolescent Development

Location: HSS 348
Email: cad@sfsu.edu
Phone: (415) 405-3564

Students not assigned specific advisors. Please visit https://cad.sfsu.edu/advising for information on meeting with a CAD major advisor.

Criminal Justice Studies

Location: HSS 261
Email: cj@sfsu.edu
Phone: (415) 405-4129

Environmental Studies

Location: HSS 133 (School of Public Affairs & Civic Engagement)
Email: envs@sfsu.edu
Phone: (415) 405-3483

Family, Interiors, Nutrition & Apparel

Location: BH 329
Email: fina@sfsu.edu
Phone: (415) 338-1219

Gerontology

Location: HSS 133 (School of Public Affairs & Civic Engagement)
Email: sfsugero@sfsu.edu
Phone: (415) 405-3483

Kinesiology

Location: GYM 101
Email: kinesiol@sfsu.edu
Phone: (415) 338-2244

Once students are admitted to the major, they are assigned a faculty advisor in the major. Students are encouraged to set up an appointment with their advisors. Faculty office hours are listed on our advising page.

Nursing

  • For admitted Nursing students only.
  • Students must meet with assigned School of Nursing faculty advisor.
  • Nursing students can identify the name of their advisor by referencing the advisor list previously provided or visit the School of Nursing reception desk to obtain a new list.

 

Public Administration

Location: HSS 133 (School of Public Affairs & Civic Engagement)
Email: mpa@sfsu.edu
Phone: (415) 405-3483

Public Health (formerly Health Education)

Location: HSS 326
Email: hed@sfsu.edu
Phone: (415) 338-1413

Recreation, Parks & Tourism

Location: HSS 307
Email: rpt@sfsu.edu
Phone: (415) 338-7529

Sexuality Studies

Location: HSS 370
Email: sxsdept@sfsu.edu
Phone: (415) 338-1466

Social Work

Location: HSS 222
Email: socwork@sfsu.edu
Phone: (415) 338-1003

The BASW coordinator assigns students admitted to the BASW program to their respective advisors. The list of advisors and advisees are sent out to the cohort’s listserv and posted on the bulletin board outside of the SSW office in HSS 227. Contact information and office hours are posted on the SSW website.

Sociology

Location: HSS 370
Email: sociol@sfsu.edu
Phone: (415) 338-1466

Urban Studies & Planning

Location: HSS 133 (School of Public Affairs & Civic Engagement)
Email: dusp@sfsu.edu
Phone: (415) 405-3483

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Advising Tools

Understanding Your Degree Progress Report (DPR)

 

How to Use the Class Schedule

 

How to View Your Unofficial Transcript