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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Academic Services and Campus Life

Advisement Centers

CSULB is committed to student success. University undergraduate academic advising services and academic departments are responsible for providing academic direction for new and continuing students. While advising offices mainly provide information and advise about general education, academic departments advise students about their major requirements and other important academic issues. Students are advised to check with advisors for current and relevant information.

University Center for Undergraduate Advising

This Center provides services to the general University undergraduate student population. The Center is located in the Horn Center, Room 103. For hours and appointments, call (562) 985-4837. Visit for information.

Bickerstaff Academic Center for Student-Athlete Services

The Bickerstaff Academic Center (BAC) serves as an academic resource for CSULB's NCAA I student-athletes. The BAC's mission is to promote student success for our student-athlete population, including helping them maintain the academic standards necessary for NCAA eligibility, persist to graduation, and achieve their overall educational goals. While advising is the core service provided by the BAC, it also has developed additional academic support programs to help student-athletes succeed. These programs include the Freshmen Transitions Program, which assists incoming students acclimatize to university life, Supervised Study Hall, Tutorial Program, Mentoring Program, and Freshmen Academic Skills Workshops.

In addition, the BAC staff closely coordinates with other essential academic support services throughout the University including: The Learning Assistance Center, the Writer's Resource Lab, the Career Developmental Center, Department-based tutorial services, Counseling and Psychological Services, and Student Orientation Advising and Registration. For more information, call (562) 985-4777 or go to KIN-67.

Prebaccalaureate Advising Support Services

PASS provides advising, placement, intervention, and support to admitted students who are required to complete Prebaccalaureate Writing Skills and Mathematics courses as mandated by the CSU policy. For information, call (562) 985-7895, visit or go to LA5-361.

College of Engineering Recruitment and Retention Center

This is an advising center. For information, call (562) 985-1800, email, visit or go to Engineering Computer Science (ECS) building, Room 115. An additional office for advising overload is located in the Vivian Engineering Center (VEC), Room 136.

The Engineering Student Success Center (ESSC)

Interim Coordinator of Academic Advising: Jason Deutschman (562) 985-2729

Director of Leadership & Diversity: Emmitt Clark (562) 985-1719

Director of Outreach and Recruitment: Saba Yohannes-Reda (562) 985-1463

Engineering Education Research Associate: Lily Gossage (562) 985-2489

The Engineering Student Success Center provides key services to students in an inclusive environment that fosters collaboration, community building and academic success skills. The center provides outreach and recruitment activities, first-year experience programs for freshmen and incoming transfer students, mandatory academic advising by professional and peer advisors, tutoring resources, professional development and practice services, and career and graduate school guidance. As a one-stop shop, the center encourages students to visit for help from professional advising staff. The center focuses its full efforts on informing, engaging and encouraging students to be self-directed in their educational planning process and overall academic success.

College of Health and Human Services Academic Advising and Resource Center

The CHHS Academic Advising and Resource Center (AARC) provides comprehensive advising for all CHHS discipline majors. For information and appointments, call (562) 985-2691, visit, email, or go to Engineering Technology (ET) Room 237.

Student Access to Sciences and Mathematics Center

This center encourages and supports undergraduate and graduate students as they prepare for careers in the sciences and/or mathematics. There are many programs that combine to make up SAS. Two programs in particular which relate to academic advising are Science Safari to Success and EONS (Enrollment Orientation to the Natural Sciences and Mathematics). Science Safari and EONS are orientation programs for all incoming freshmen and transfer students. For information, visit, call (562) 985-4682, or go to Faculty Office 5, Room 109 (FO5-109).

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Academic Services and Campus Life