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Remote Advising Available

The academic and career advisors at PSU are committed to serving students, especially at this challenging time. Although our physical locations are closed, staff are working remotely. Advisors continue to be accessible via email and are available for phone and video appointments.

Important information for students new to PSU:

New PSU students should complete Orientation prior to scheduling an appointment with their advisor. Orientation covers the information necessary to select and register for classes, and students may follow up with their advisor afterwards if they have specific questions. Postbaccalaureate and graduate students are not required to complete this Orientation

How advisors are assigned:

All undergraduate students and degree-seeking postbaccalaureates are assigned a primary advisor based on their major or pre-professional program's Advising Pathway. Your assigned advisor is listed in Banweb.

If your assigned advisor does not appear in Banweb, here are some possible reasons why:

  • Your assigned advisor may have changed. Please contact your Pathway advising office to connect with a new advisor.
  • Students admitted for a future term are not assigned until they have confirmed enrollment with Admissions.
  • Inactive students (those who have not been enrolled within the last year), will be assigned to a Pathway advisor based on their chosen major after they re-enroll in classes. Please submit a Request to Reenroll form. You can find your advisor on the Pathway page for your major.
  • Graduate students are advised by faculty within their academic department; these are not currently recorded on the student record.

In addition to the primary assigned advisor, Honors students should meet with their Honors College advisor in addition to their assigned major or pre-professional advisor. 

Exploratory/Undeclared students must select a Pathway and declare it using the Academic Program Change form. You will be assigned an advisor in your chosen Pathway.

International students who seek extra language support may also contact the Intensive English Language Program (IELP) advisor.

Prospective transfer students who wish to do some transfer planning may connect with an advisor from the Transfer & Returning Student Resource Center. They may refer you to a Pathway advisor or Transfer Admissions Counselor for more specific questions.

Advising by Major

Major Pathway Contact Info
Accounting Business
Advertising Management Business
Anthropology Language, Culture & Meaning
Applied Health & Fitness Health, Science & the Earth
Applied Linguistics Language, Culture & Meaning
Arabic Language, Culture & Meaning
Architecture Design, Creativity & Performance
Art History Design, Creativity & Performance
Art Practice Design, Creativity & Performance
Arts & Letters Language, Culture & Meaning
Biology Health, Science & the Earth
Black Studies Society & Identity
Business (all concentrations) Business
Chemistry/Biochemistry Health, Science & the Earth
Child, Youth & Family Studies Society & Identity
Chinese Language, Culture & Meaning
Civil Engineering Engineering, Computer Science, Math & Physics
Clinical Health Science Health, Science & the Earth
Communication Language, Culture & Meaning
Community Development Urban, Public & Global Affairs
Community Health Promotion Health, Science & the Earth
Computer Engineering Engineering, Computer Science, Math & Physics
Computer Science Engineering, Computer Science, Math & Physics
Conflict Resolution Urban, Public & Global Affairs
Criminology & Criminal Justice Urban, Public & Global Affairs
Criminology & Criminal Justice Fully Online Urban, Public & Global Affairs
Earth Science Health, Science & the Earth
Economics Urban, Public & Global Affairs
Electrical Engineering Engineering, Computer Science, Math & Physics
English Language, Culture & Meaning
Environmental Engineering Engineering, Computer Science, Math & Physics
Environmental Science/Studies Health, Science & the Earth
Exploratory/Undecided   Select a Pathway
Film Design, Creativity & Performance
Finance Business
French Language, Culture & Meaning
Geography Health, Science & the Earth
Geology Health, Science & the Earth
German Language, Culture & Meaning
Graphic Design Design, Creativity & Performance
Health Services Administration Health, Science & the Earth
Healthy Aging Health, Science & the Earth
History Language, Culture & Meaning
Human Resource Management Business
Indigenous Nations & Native American Studies Society & Identity
Intensive English Language Program (IELP)
International & Global Studies (all concentrations) Urban, Public & Global Affairs
Japanese Language, Culture & Meaning
Judaic Studies Language, Culture & Meaning
Liberal Studies Language, Culture & Meaning
Management & Leadership Business
Marketing Business
Mathematics Engineering, Computer Science, Math & Physics
Mechanical Engineering Engineering, Computer Science, Math & Physics
Music (all programs) Design, Creativity & Performance
Philosophy Language, Culture & Meaning
Physics Engineering, Computer Science, Math & Physics
Political Science Urban, Public & Global Affairs
Pre-education Society & Identity
Pre-health programs (medicine, nursing, etc.) Health, Science & the Earth
Psychology Society & Identity
Russian Language, Culture & Meaning
School Health Education Health, Science & the Earth
Science Health, Science & the Earth
Social Science Society & Identity
Social Work Society & Identity
Spanish Language, Culture & Meaning
Speech & Hearing Sciences Language, Culture & Meaning
Supply & Logistics Management Business
Theater Arts Design, Creativity & Performance
Undeclared/Exploratory   Select a Pathway
University Honors College Honors College
Women's Studies Society & Identity
World Languages (all programs) Language, Culture & Meaning