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Academic Services and Campus Life

Advisement Centers and Departments on Campus

CSULB is committed to student success. All academic advising centers and departments are responsible for providing academic direction for new and continuing students. All college specific academic advising units and academic departments provide information and advice about general education, major requirements, and other important academic related policies and procedures. Students are strongly advised to meet with an academic advisor frequently to enhance their overall academic experience and monitor their progress towards attaining their degree goals and objectives.

College of Liberal Arts Advising Center - ATLAS Network

The ATLAS (Advising Teaching Liberal Arts Students) Network is a collaboration of professional advisors and faculty committed to the satisfaction and success of Liberal Arts majors at CSULB. As the Advising Center for the College of Liberal Arts, our trained advisors are not only qualified to assist students with their overall degree and general education requirements, they are also experts at guiding students in the exploration of academic options, reviewing academic requirements, and troubleshooting student issues and concerns.

For services and appointment information, visit the ATLAS Network website at: http://www.cla.csulb.edu/advising, or call (562) 985-7804. ATLAS is located in PH1 – 104.

University Center for Undergraduate Advising

The UCUA is the primary advising center for

  • Undeclared majors as well as those who have doubts or concerns about their initial choice of major
  • Beach Learning Community participants
  • CSULB students on probation
  • Academically disqualified students seeking reinstatement to CSULB
For these populations, we provide:
  • guidance in exploring and formulating academic plans to achieve graduation in a timely manner;
  • recommendations regarding opportunities for personal growth and academic development;
  • interpretation of academic requirements and institutional policies/procedures; (e.g,, issues regarding repeat, withdrawal, unit limits, timely graduation, probation, and reinstatement);
  • campus and community referrals when students encounter academic and non-academic challenges.
The University Center for Undergraduate Advising operates on an appointment basis; however, students may walk in during available walk-in hours. Visit the UCUA website at http://www.csulb.edu/ucua or call (562) 985-4837. The UCUA is located in the Horn Center, Room 103.

Bickerstaff Academic Center for Student-Athlete Services

The Bickerstaff Academic Center (BAC) serves as an academic resource for CSULB's NCAA Division 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.

College of Business Undergraduate Center for Student Success

The CBA Undergraduate Center for Student Success is committed to encouraging personal and academic success for enrolled Business majors. Our goals are to assist undergraduate students with making a successful transition to and establishing their place in the University; to take responsibility for learning how to set academic, career, and personal goals and learning the strategies to achieve those goals; and to graduate in a timely manner by successfully meeting all major requirements. We provide services for current CBA majors and minors. Each student is an important member of the CBA community, and we want your experience here to be a successful one.

CSULB students who are interested in declaring or those already majoring in Business Administration or pre-business can make an appointment through the on-line Student Success System (SSS), in person at CBA 100, or by calling (562) 985-4514.

Prebaccalaureate Advising Support Services

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

The Engineering Student Success Center (ESSC)

  • Associate Director of Academic Advising
    Jason Deutschman (562) 985-2729
  • Director of Internship and Professional Development
    Emmitt Clark (562) 985-1719
  • Director of Outreach and Recruitment
    Saba Yohannes-Reda (562) 985-1463
  • Associate Director of Grades and Assessment
    Katarina Spralja (562) 985-2653

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 Center

The CHHS Academic Advising Center provides comprehensive advising for all CHHS discipline majors. For information and appointments, visit www.csulb.edu/chhsadvising, call (562) 985-2691, or go to Human Services & Design (HSD) Room 117.

Jensen Student Access to Sciences and Mathematics (SAS) Center

The James L. Jensen Student Access to Science and Mathematics (SAS) Center provides invaluable services and resources to students within the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and across campus. The SAS Center is the home to the Peer Mentor peer-tutoring program, Whitaker Health Professions Advising Office, and federally-funded undergraduate research programs. With free, drop-in peer tutoring in most courses offered through CNSM, the SAS Center seeks to support students in their academic endeavors throughout their time on campus. The Whitaker Health Professions Advising Office provides individual and group advising, professional school application support, and workshops and events designed to help students across campus explore careers in various medical fields. Federally-funded research programs are geared towards STEM students with an interest in pursuing advanced degrees and provides unique and expansive opportunities to work side-by-side with faculty and graduate students in completing field and lab research. Additionally, the SAS Center supports first-year students through summer orientation programs and the Freshmen Scholars Learning Communities and offers a dynamic workshop series each semester.

The G2 Computer Lab, with cutting edge technology and affordable services, and the CNSM Academic Advising Center are also located in the SAS Center making this collection of offices and programs the central hub of academic support for science and math students. For more information, visit www.csulb.edu/sas, call 562.985.4682 or visit us in the Hall of Science (HSCI), room 164.


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