Academic Advising

College of Science Office of Student Services
For academic advising related to your major, please contact the advisor from the table below. Please note that advising locations are specific to the major/department.

Student Services Office; Gould-Simpson 1017; 520-621-8128;

We assist students on a walk-in basis with non-major advising questions including:

  • Help with general petitions
  • Requesting a schedule change after the posted deadlines
  • Extension of Incomplete grade
  • Questions regarding academic probation, academic recovery, academic disqualification or dismissal
  • Requests for SCI 195a enrollment, U-TURN program
  • Peer Advising program in the College of Science
  • Questions about Leave of Absence/ Back 2 UA
  • Questions about Second Start and/or Academic Renewal
  • Help with general questions regarding deadlines, policies, procedures, or other questions/issues not handled in your major department

Walk-in Hours and Advisors for August thru December 2016: 
Monday thru Friday 9am to 12pm & 1pm to 4:30pm

  • Monday: Lindsay Morrell (SLHS)
  • Tuesday: Meredith Larrabee (BIOL/EEB)
  • Wednesday: Holly Brown (PHSY/ASTR)
  • Thursday: Shawna Matteson (NSCS)
  • Friday: Martin Marquez (CHEM/BIOC)

Robin Rarick, Director, Academic Advising and Student Services
(520) 621-8128;

Tharini Wijeweera, Senior Academic Advisor
(520) 621-8128;







Astronomy To declare the ASTR major: Yancy Shirley
(faculty advisor)
621-2288 Steward Observatory room N204


For current ASTR majors/minors
or new transfers only: Holly Brown


Phys. & Atmo. Sciences 356
Bioinformatics Meredith Larrabee 626-8456 Life Sci. South 223
  Sarah Kortessis 626-2609 Life Sci. South 229

Biology AND Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Meredith Larrabee


Life Sci. South 233 

  Sarah Kortessis 626-2609 Life Sci. South 229

Chemistry & Biochemistry





(last names A-L) Megan Cunnington 626-0605 Chemistry 210
(last names M-Z) Martin Marquez 626-7908 Chemistry 210

Computer Science

(last names A-G) Chelsea Skotnicki 626-8470 Gould-Simpson 917
(last names H-P) David Smith 621-2594 Gould-Simpson 917
(last names Q-Z) Nicole Soley 621-5003 Gould-Simspon 917

Environmental Hydrology & Water Resources

Martha Whitaker 621-9715 J.W. Harshbarger  226a


(last names A-L) Emily Alexander 621-4845 Gould-Simpson 214
(last names M-Z) Anne Chase 621-6004 Gould-Simpson 210

(majors only please)

Laurie Varecka


MATH 217

Molecular & Cellular Biology

Marisa Lester 621.1073 Life Sci. South 248

  Justin Schneider 621-4342 Life Sci. South 248

Neuroscience & Cognitive Science 


(last names G-Z only)

New Transfer Students

& Full-majors (last names G-Z only)

Shawna Matteson

621-0384 Gould-Simpson 628

To schedule an appointment

Pre & Full majors
(last names A-F only)

Becca Van Sickler

621-6643 Gould-Simpson 624

No Major Selected or Undecided in Science

Tharini Wijeweera


Gould-Simpson 1017


Holly Brown


Physics & Atmospheric. Science 356

Psychology AND Psychological Science





UA ONLINE ONLY Jill Hewins 621-1316 PSYC 312 (mornings only)

(last names A-D)

Liz Sandoval


PSYC 312

(last names E-L)
& all Honors psychology majors

Keri Bishop


PSYC 312

(last names M-R)

Christy Ball


PSYC 312

(last names S-Z)

Shelley Bernstein


PSYC 312

Science Education
not accepting new majors)

Ingrid Novodvorsky


Physics & Atmospheric Science 378

Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences

Lindsay Morrell


Speech Building room 220A