Academic Advising

Undergraduate Advising

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Advising is now available in person, by email, or remotely via Zoom.


Physics Advising provides advisement for the following majors:

  • Physics
  • Physics (Astrophysics)
  • Applied Physics
    • Concentration in Computational Physics
  • Science Education 

Physics Undergraduate Advising (physicsadvising@ucsc.edu):

  • Please email your questions to Physics Advising at physicsadvising@ucsc.edu from your UCSC email address.
  • Please be sure to include your full name and your student ID number in all emails to advising.
  • Advisors can assist you with most issues via email, including: developing four year academic plans, signing forms, graduation checks, and more complex questions.
  • During periods of high email volume, responses can be delayed up to 5 business days.
  • Responses to petitions, appeals, and articulations can take up to 20 business days to complete.

Physics Peer Advising (physicspeer@ucsc.edu):

The physics peer advisor can answer questions and concerns regarding:

  • Creating academic plans for incoming FROSH.
  • Questions about research opportunities, scholarships, and internships.
  • Choosing classes
  • Quick academic planning questions
  • Major qualification criteria
  • Campus resources
  • Please email your questions to Physics Advising at physicspeer@ucsc.edu from your UCSC email address.

Advising Appointments:

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  • Physics Undergraduate Advisor Hours:
    • Drop in:
      • Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (In Office ISB 211)
      • Thursdays 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (In Office ISB 211)
    • Appointments:
      • Tuesdays and Wednesdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Zoom/In Office ISB 211)
      • Thursdays 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Zoom/In Office ISB 211)
  • Physics Peer Advisor Hours:
    • Drop in:
      • Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (In Office ISB 211)
    • Appointments:
      • Mondays and Fridays 9:00 am - 10:00 am (Zoom/In Office ISB 211)
      • Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Zoom/In Office ISB 211)

 

For more information about preparing for your intended major see:

Getting Started in Physics

Getting Started in Physics (Astrophysics)

Getting Started in Applied Physics

Getting Started in Science Education

For more general information and answers to frequently asked questions, visit https://advising.ucsc.edu/

Do you have a quick question? Email us at: physicsadvising@ucsc.edu or you can email or G-Chat with our Physics Peer Advisor at: physicspeer@ucsc.edu 

Physics Advisor

Christian Sanchez

physicsadvising@ucsc.edu

Physics Peer Advisor

Piramon Kumnurdmanee

physicspeer@ucsc.edu

Physics Undergraduate
Faculty Advisor

David Smith

dsmith8@ucsc.edu

Physics Department Chair

Bruce Schumm

baschumm@ucsc.edu