Academic Advising

Each major department within the College of Science offers excellent academic advising services to its students. In addition, the College of Science Office of Student Services provides general support to all major departments within the College. Advisors in this office assist students in selecting a Science major if  undecided and provide. General petitions, late change petitions, leave of absence, and other academically related matters are handled through this office.

College of Science Office of Student Services

During priority registration, please consult the table below to contact your major advisor. Walk-in services in the Science Advising Office are limited to picking up forms, submitting petitions, and most other non-advising services. For course registration, please make an appointment with your academic advisor or consult the walk-in times for your major department.

For undecided majors, please contact Raini Wijeweera for walk-in hours and appointment times.

Monday through Friday: 9am to 11:30am and 1:30-4pm
Other times by appointment please
Location: Gould-Simpson 1017
Phone: (520) 621-8128

Major advisors and are listed below. For advising questions or to declare a major, please contact the advisor for the major in which you are interested.

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






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


For current ASTR majors/minors only: Holly Brown


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

Biology (General) AND Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Meredith Larrabee


Life Sciences South 233 

  Sarah Kortessis 626-2609 Life Sciences South 229

Chemistry & Biochemistry





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

Pre-Computer Science & Computer Science

  Nicole Soley 621-0483 Gould-Simpson 917

Chelsea Skotnicki


Gould-Simpson 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

Mathematics (majors only please)

Laurie Varecka


MATH 217

Molecular & Cellular Biology



  Marisa Lester 621-1073 Life Sciences South 248

  Justin Schneider 621-1073 Life Sciences South 248
Neuroscience & Cognitive Science (and Pre-major) Last names A-F
Becca Van Sickler
621-6643 Gould-Simpson 624
  Last names G-Z
Shawna Matteson
621-0384 Gould-Simpson 628

No Major selected/Undecided Science

Tharini Wijeweera


Gould-Simpson 1017


Holly Brown


Phys. & Atmo. Science 356






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

(last names A-D)

Liz Sandoval-Marchand


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