Advising

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Student Petition Checklist.

Steps for Processing a Petition.

Please email phlsphr@sfsu.edu first for questions about, and assistance with petitions.

Dr. Tiwald is the main approver for graduation applications, major/ minor declarations and waivers of college regulations. Secure an appointment by using the following link to sign up for office and phone hours: justintiwald.setmore.com/

Justin Tiwald, Professor, Associate Chair
Email: jtiwald@sfsu.edu
FA20 Office Hours: Wednesday 12:00 - 2:00PM, Thursday 2:00 - 3:00PM

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!

Need Advising? Undergraduate B.A. and Minor Advising

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. Please see the Programs of Study to the right of this page.

For Advising in the B.A. and Minor in Philosophy

Arezoo Islami, Assistant Professor
Email: arezooi@sfsu.edu
FA20 Office Hours: Wednesday 2:00 - 4:00PM

Jeremy Reid, Assistant Professor
Email: jwreid@sfsu.edu
FA20 Office Hours: Wednesday 3:30 - 4:45PM

Justin Tiwald, Professor, Associate Chair
Email: jtiwald@sfsu.edu
FA20 Office Hours: Wednesday 12:00 - 2:00PM, Thursday 2:00 - 3:00PM
Dr. Tiwald is the main approver for graduation applications, major/ minor declarations and waivers of college regulations. Secure an appointment by using the following link to sign up for office and phone hours: justintiwald.setmore.com/

For Advising in the B.A. in Philosophy, and Philosophy with an Emphasis in Law

Macy Salzberger, Assistant Professor
Email: salzberger@sfsu.edu
FA20 Office Hours: Wednesday 1:45 - 3:00PM, Thursday 2:00 - 3:15PM

Shelley Wilcox, Professor
Email: swilcox@sfsu.edu
FA20 Office Hours: Thursdays 2:00 - 4:00PM

For Advising in the B.A. & Minor in Philosophy and Religion

Jeremy Reid, Assistant Professor
Email: jwreid@sfsu.edu
FA20 Office Hours: Wednesday 3:30 - 4:45PM

Alice Sowaal, Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator
Email: asowaal@sfsu.edu
FA20 Office Hours: When classes are in session, students can meet with me over Zoom or on the phone throughout the week (days vary week-by-week). Secure an appointment by using the following link to sign up for Zoom office and phone hours: http://sowaal.setmore.com

SF State Scholars Program Advising

Alice Sowaal, Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator
Email: asowaal@sfsu.edu
FA20 Office Hours: When classes are in session, students can meet with me over Zoom or on the phone throughout the week (days vary week-by-week). Secure an appointment by using the following link to sign up for Zoom office and phone hours: http://sowaal.setmore.com

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)

Additional Resources

Graduate Advising

David Landy, Progress Toward Degree, Continuing M.A. Students
Email: landy@sfsu.edu
Phone: (415) 338-3126
FA20 Office Hours: Please email for an appointment.

Alice Sowaal, Admissions and Incoming M.A. Students
Email: asowaal@sfsu.edu
Phone: (415) 338-3136
FA20 Office Hours: When classes are in session, students can meet with me over Zoom or on the phone throughout the week (days vary week-by-week). Secure an appointment by using the following link to sign up for Zoom office and phone hours: http://sowaal.setmore.com

Chris Wessels, Graduate Coordinator Administrative Analyst (Interim)
Email: grdphl@sfsu.edu
Phone: (415) 338-1596