Find an Advisor at Portland State

At PSU all majors and pre-professional programs are grouped into seven Pathways. These Pathways reflect students’ fields of interests, allowing a team of advisors to be available to students. Pathways are groups of majors for exploring possible academic interest areas.  

Undergraduate students with a declared major will be assigned an advisor consistent with their major and the Pathway where their major is located.

Exploratory/Undeclared students will select a Pathway for exploration, and they will be assigned an advisor in that Pathway beginning in fall 2018. Advisors in Advising & Career Services (ACS) are also available to support students choosing a Pathway or major through summer 2018.

Graduate students and postbaccalaureate students pursuing a second bachelor's degree should contact their academic department to find their advisor.

International students at all student levels who seek extra language support may also contact the Intensive English Language Program (IELP) adviser.

For advice on how to prepare for an advising session, click here.

You can find an advisor by:

Pathway
Pre-Professional Program, or
See major list below

*Note: If you are also considering a pre-health track, make sure you see that advisor first. 

 

Major 

Pathway

Accounting (Business Admin)

Business

Advertising Management (Business Admin)

Business

Aging Services (Health Studies) 

Health, Science, and the Earth

Anthropology

Language, Culture, and Meaning

Applied Linguistics

Language, Culture, and Meaning

Arabic (World Languages & Literatures)

Language, Culture, and Meaning

Architecture

Design, Creativity, and Performance

Art History

Design, Creativity, and Performance

Art Practice

Design, Creativity, and Performance

Arts and Letters

Language, Culture, and Meaning

Biology

Health, Science, and the Earth

Black Studies

Society and Identity

Business (all concentrations)

Business

Chemistry/Biochemistry

Health, Science, and the Earth

Child and Family Studies

Society and Identity

Chinese (World Languages & Literatures)

Language, Culture, and Meaning

Civil Engineering

Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics

Communication

Language, Culture, and Meaning

Community Development

Urban, Public, and Global Affairs

Community Health Education (Health Studies)

Health, Science, and the Earth

Computer Engineering

Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics

Computer Science

Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics

Conflict Resolution

Urban, Public, and Global Affairs

Creative Writing

Language, Culture, and Meaning

Criminology and Criminal Justice

Urban, Public, and Global Affairs

Criminology and Criminal Justice Fully Online

Urban, Public, and Global Affairs

Earth Science

Health, Science, and the Earth

Economics

Urban, Public, and Global Affairs

Electrical Engineering

Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics

English

Language, Culture, and Meaning

Environmental Engineering

Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics

Environmental Science/Studies

Health, Science, and the Earth

Exploratory/Undeclared Advising & Career Services
Film

Design, Creativity, and Performance

Finance (Business Admin)

Business

French (World Languages and Literatures)

Language, Culture, and Meaning

Geography

Health, Science, and the Earth

Geology

Health, Science, and the Earth

German (World Languages and Literatures)

Language, Culture, and Meaning

Graphic Design (Art)

Design, Creativity, and Performance

Health Studies (all concentrations)

Health, Science, and the Earth

History

Language, Culture, and Meaning

Human Resource Management (Business Admin)

Business

Intensive English Language Program (IELP)  
International and Global Studies (all concentrations)

Urban, Public, and Global Affairs

Japanese (World Languages and Literatures) Language, Culture, and Meaning 
Judaic Studies

Language, Culture, and Meaning

Liberal Studies

Language, Culture, and Meaning

Management and Leadership (Business Admin)  Business
Marketing (Business Admin)

Business

Mathematics

Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics

Mechanical Engineering

Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics

Music (all programs)

Design, Creativity, and Performance

Philosophy

Language, Culture, and Meaning

Physics

Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics

Political Science

Urban, Public, and Global Affairs

Pre-education

Society and Identity

Pre-health programs (medicine, nursing, dentistry, etc.)

Health, Science, and the Earth

Psychology

Society and Identity

Russian (World Languages and Literatures)

Language, Culture, and Meaning

School Health (Health Studies)

Health, Science, and the Earth

Science

Health, Science, and the Earth

Social Science

Society and Identity

Social Work

Society and Identity

Sociology

Society and Identity

Spanish (World Languages and Literatures)

Language, Culture, and Meaning

Speech and Hearing Sciences

Language, Culture, and Meaning

Supply and Logistics Management (Business Admin)

Business

Theater Arts

Design, Creativity, and Performance

Undeclared/Exploratory Advising and Career Services 
Women's Studies

Society and Identity

World Languages (all programs)

Language, Culture, and Meaning