Advising at SF State

The Undergraduate Advising Center (UAC) serves first-year freshmen, undeclared students (current and returning), and students who are exploring majors or pursuing a Special Major. All other students should contact the college resource center associated with their major for general advising (see list below) and/or their faculty advisor for major advising (refer to your department website for contact information). 


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List of majors with corresponding advising center

Major : A - Z

Advising Center
Accounting  LFCoB
Africana Studies  ESAC
American Indian Studies ESAC
American Studies LCA
Anthropology  LCA
Apparel Design & Merchandising: Design  LCA
Apparel Design & Merchandising: Merchandising LCA
Applied Mathematics  CoSE
Art History LCA
Art History & Studio Art LCA
Art: Studio Art  LCA
Asian American Studies  ESAC
Biochemistry CoSE
Biology B.A.  CoSE
Biology B.S. CoSE
Botany CoSE
Broadcasting & Electronics  Communications Art (BECA) LCA
Business Administration B.S. LFCoB
Cell and Molecular Biology CoSE
Chemistry B.A. CoSE
Chemistry B.S. CoSE
Child & Adolescent Development: Early Childhood SRC
Child & Adolescent Development: School Age Child and Family SRC
Child & Adolescent Development: Youth Work & Out of School Time SRC
Chinese Language LCA
Chinese Literature & Linguistic LCA
Cinema LCA
Civil Engineering CoSE
Classics LCA
Communication Studies LCA
Communicative Disorders GCoE
Computer Engineering CoSE
Comparative & World Literature LCA
Computer Science CoSE
Creative Writing LCA
Criminal Justice Studies SRC
Dance LCA
Decision Science LFCoB
Design LCA
Earth Sciences B.A. or B.S. CoSE
Ecology CoSE
Economics LFCoB
Electrical Engineering CoSE
English: All Concentrations  LCA
Environmental Science CoSE
Environmental Studies B.A. SRC
Environmental Studies B.S. CoSE
Family & Consumer Sciences SRC
Finance LFCoB
Flagship Chinese Language LCA
French LCA
General Biology CoSE
Geography CoSE
German LCA
Health Education LCA
History LCA
Hospitality & Tourism Management LMCoB
Humanities LCA
Industrial Design: Product Design & Development LCA
Information Systems LFCoB
Interior Design SRC
International Relations LCA
Italian LCA
Japanese LCA
Jewish Studies, Modern LCA
Journalism: Photojournalism LCA
Journalism: Print & On-line Journalism LCA
Kinesiology: Exercise & Movement Sciences SRC
Kinesiology: Integrated Teacher Education Program SRC
Labor and Employment Studies LFCoB
Latina/Latino Studies ESAC
Liberal Studies LCA
Linguistics LCA
Management LFCoB
Marine Biology and Limnology CoSE
Marketing LFCoB
Mathematics B.A.: Advanced Study CoSE
Mathematics B.A.: Liberal Arts CoSE
Mathematics B.A.: Teaching CoSE
Mechanical Engineering CoSE
Microbiology CoSE
Music B.A. LCA
Music B.M. LCA
Nursing: Pre licensure SRC
Nursing: RN to BSN SRC
Nutrition & Dietetics SRC
Nutrition & Dietetics: Food and Community Nutrition SRC
Philosophy LCA
Philosophy & Law LCA
Philosophy & Religion LCA
Physics B.A. CoSE
Physics B.A.: Astronomy CoSE
Physics B.S. CoSE
Physics B.S.: Astrophysics CoSE
Physics B.S.: Physics for Teaching CoSE
Physiology CoSE
Political Science LCA
Professional Writing and Rhetoric LCA
Psychology CoSE
Race & Resistance Studies ESAC
Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration SRC
Social Work  SRC
Sociology SRC
Spanish LCA
Statistics CoSE
Theatre Arts LCA
Urban Studies & Planning LCA
Visual Communication Design LCA
Women and Gender Studies LCA
Zoology CoSE


The Ethnic Studies Advising Center (ESAC) is to serve all Ethnic Studies majors/minors and all students taking courses within the College with their academic, professional and personal goals, from the time of admission to the time of graduation. ETHS Advising works in collaboration with faculty and staff to promote self-advocacy and ensure student success. We advise students in a holistic manner and in a variety of formats including: virtual, in-person, and over the phone.

Ethnic Studies Advising Center (ESAC)


The College of Ethnic Studies was established in Fall 1969 through the efforts of dedicated students, faculty, and community members. The four departments and one program - Asian American Studies, Africana Studies, Latina/Latino Studies, American Indian Studies and Race and Resistance Studies - offer over 175 courses each semester to meet the needs of 6000 students. Our curriculum assists students complete their general education; pursue a personal interest in ethnic studies; teach subjects in elementary, secondary, community and college level institutions; or critically inform their professional and vocational skills in areas such as business, social welfare, law, and medicine.

College of Ethnic Studies webpage

The Lam Family College of Business Student Success Center (LFCoBSSC) is dedicated to providing academic support and helps students achieve success in their academic and life goals. Our slogan is “We take care of business.”

Lam Family College of Business Student Success Center (LFCoBSSC)


The Lam Family College of Business at San Francisco State is a leading institution of business education in the San Francisco Bay Area, with an emphasis on preparing students to succeed in an economy that is global in nature.

Lam Family College of Business webpage

The College of Health & Social Sciences Student Resource Center (SRC) is designed to help students in the development of an educational plan that is compatible with their academic and life goals. The SRC works in collaboration with other university resources including major departments and major advisors to provide additional support for the students within the College of Health & Social Sciences (CHSS).

College of Health & Social Sciences Student Resource Center (SRC)


At the College of Health and Social Sciences, students develop their ability to make a significant, meaningful impact on their communities and society. Through classroom learning and practical experience, they receive professional preparation in a variety of fields promoting health, well-being and quality of life.

College of Health and Social Sciences webpage


The Advising Resource Center (ARC), in SF State’s College of Liberal & Creative Arts, provides multiple support services to students. At the ARC, you can get information about general education and other requirements for your degree and about learning resources offered within the college.  

Advising Resource Center (ARC)


The College of Liberal & Creative Arts programs span the creative arts, humanities, and social sciences, as well as the interstices between disciplines. As scholars and artists, advocates and practitioners, our faculty work at the intersection of education and community; they engage diverse bodies of knowledge, connecting learning and application to the broader society.

College of Liberal & Creative Arts webpage


The mission of the CoSE Student Success Center (CSSC) is to provide holistic academic advising services that meet students’ academic, professional, and personal goals to achieve success. We partner with CoSE students, faculty, and staff to extend beyond the classroom and support students as they transform into professional contributing members of their communities and the field of science.

CoSE Student Success Center (CSSC) 

The College of Science & Engineering offers students supportive academic experiences of thinking, learning and doing by providing them with engaging instructional programs, research-enriched experiences and inspiration to participate in and lead the workforce of the future.

College of Science and Engineering webpage


The Education Advising Community Hub (TEACH) supports students with the necessary resources to navigate through pathways that lead towards entering the field of education. TEACH aims to be a community for students to request information about teaching credential programs and graduate programs in education. Through academic advising, we support students in developing an academic plan that aligns with their interests in education. In addition, we also hold workshops and events to inform, empower, and inspire the next generation of students in pursuing meaningful careers in education.

Education Advising Community Hub (TEACH)


The Graduate College of Education prepares reflective, transformative educators, clinicians, leaders and scholars who advance the professions within education. Our graduates deliver education programs across the life span, demonstrating excellence in the art and science of teaching and learning, research on critical issues in education and communicative disorders, integration of new technologies and commitment to equity and social justice.


Graduate College of Education webpage