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Advising in the Department of History is available to all students interested in a major, minor, a teaching credential, or a special major combining History with another discipline. Students are strongly encouraged to see the Undergraduate Advisors Dr. Murdock ( or Dr. Igmen ( at an early stage in the major and throughout the development of their programs. Program Planners (also known as graduation checks) need to be filled out by the advisor in the semester before the semester of planned graduation and before the deadline for filing a Request to Graduate (For deadlines, see Schedule of Classes). Students must bring fully completed worksheets to the Undergraduate Advisor at which point the advisor will fill out a graduation check by reviewing the student’s unofficial transcripts and History Major’s Worksheet (Click here for access to worksheets). Applicants for a teaching credential should see the Credential Advisor, Dr. Ponce de Leon ( Applicants to the graduate program should see the Graduate Advisor Dr. Berberian ( You may also contact the department at (562) 985 – 4431 for more information.


Undergraduate Advisors:

Please complete and print the undergraduate worksheet and bring it with you when you meet with your advisor:


Dr. C. Murdock, FO2-203,

Tuesdays:   5:00-6:00
Thursdays:  1:00-3:00

Dr. Ali Igmen, FO2-116,

Mondays:        1;30-3:00
Wednesdays:  1:30-3:00

Additional times may be available by appointment.  Please email the Undergraduate Advisors to schedule an appointment.


Graduate Advisor:

Dr. Houri Berberian, FO2-215,

Mondays:        9:00-10:30
Wednesdays:  3:00-4:30

Additional times may be available by appointment.  Please email Dr. Berberian to schedule an appointment.


Credential Advisor:

Dr. Eileen Luhr, FO2-122,

Office Hours:
Tuesdays:     2:00-5:30
Thursdays:    2:00-3:00


Portfolio Advisor:

Dr. Sayegh, F02-113, 
Phone: (562) 985 – 5428
Please email for appointment


Student Teacher Placement Coordinator

Dr. Ponce de Leon, FO2-214,, (562) 985 – 4425

Please email for appointment