Please Note: During this period of remote instruction in response to COVID-19, academic advising remains available via email, phone, and Zoom. Reach out to us for continued support!
Majors in the College of Liberal & Creative Arts (LCA) should consult with two advisers each semester: (1) an adviser in the major and (2) a general education and university requirements adviser in the ARC (Advising Resource Center for LCA). Students who are completing a minor or an additional major should see an adviser in those programs as well.
For Advising in the Major and Minor
- Dr. Dawn-Elissa Fischer: Last name beginning with A-K
- Dr. Jeff Schonberg: Last name beginning with L-Z
For General Education and University Requirements
- First-year Students are advised by the Undergraduate Advising Center
- Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors are advised by the Advising Resource Center (ARC)
Internships (695), Scholarships, Careers:
Advising Graduate Students
- Dr. Mark Griffin: All graduate students
Students must first go to ARC, Advising Resource Center, where they will check for completion of all GE and University requirements. You will need to bring the signed graduation requirements worksheet from the ARC to an Anthropology Advisor or they will not sign off on the major requirements section of the graduation form.
Graduate Advising Center
The Division of Graduate Studies offers counseling and advising regarding issues ranging from applications to graduation.
- Online Request of Major or Minor: use pull down other academics menu in your Student Center
- Advising Hub: https://advisinghub.sfsu.edu/
- Tutoring Center: https://ueap.sfsu.edu/tutoring
- Career Center: https://csld.sfsu.edu/
- Counseling and Psychological Services: https://psyservs.sfsu.edu/
- Disability Programs and Resource Center: https://access.sfsu.edu/
FAQs for Advising
Who needs advising?
All Anthropology majors should see an advisor at least once a semester to ensure that they are meeting the requirements for completing their degree.
How do I see an advisor?
Advisors are available during their office hours during term time. Some may require you to book an appointment on an online calendar.
Paperwork during COVID
Most forms submitted remotely do not require your signature. Fill them out on your computer and email them from your SFSU email, which serves as proof of your identity. Please include a c.c. to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Which program do I follow?
The Department of Anthropology started a new undergraduate curriculum in the Fall of 2018. Students who had already declared their Anthropology major or minor before Fall 2018 do not have to meet the new requirements and should continue to follow the bulletin requirements for the year in which the major or minor was declared.
What if I just want general advising?
For General Education advising, students should visit the ARC, Advising Resource Center located in HUM 112. Visit the ARC website to schedule a virtual appointment during campus closures.
What if I am on academic probation?
Students with academic probation holds should first go to the ARC, the Advising Resource Center, located in HUM 112, to complete the paperwork. Vist the ARC website for more information.
After meeting with ARC, the completed paperwork should be brought tothe chair of the department.
Interested in changing your major or minor to Anthropology?
Changes to majors and minors can be done in your student center. Please make an appointment with an anthropology advisor to plan your course schedule.