CHHS Academic Advising
The College of Health & Human Services (CHHS) Academic Advising Center provides both general education and major academic advising to currently matriculated CSULB undergraduate students in all of the CHHS disciplines: Criminology & Criminal Justice, Family & Consumer Sciences, Health Care Administration, Health Science, Kinesiology, Nursing, Recreation & Leisure Studies, Social Work, and Speech-Language Pathology.
Incoming Fall 2021 First Time Students
Please click on the button above for more information on your orientation and registration requirements. Please keep in mind that we are unable to provide you with advising until your assigned advising and registration date this summer.
What Are You Looking For?
- I want to change my major or add a minor/certificate.
- I need to speak to a CHHS advisor or career coordinator.
- I am looking for my major requirements: Major Specific Requirements (MSR) to declare, or degree requirements to graduate.
- I need to find an online form, get a signature from my advisor, or submit an appeal.
- I have an advising question, but the advising center is closed.
- I am planning to finish my classes in Summer 2021 or Fall 2021, but I want to walk in the ceremony in Spring 2021. Is this possible?
All Advising services are currently available online during normal business hours. Please connect with your advisors by viewing the Drop-In Advising hours below or visit Advising Services.
Our online advising services will be closed on the following dates and times:
- Friday, August 6th - Closed (professional development retreat).
- Friday, August 20th - Virtual CHHS office will open at 11:00am (CSULB 2021 Convocation).
Summer 2021 Drop-In Advising Hours
- If you are a Fall 2021 incoming student, please visit our Advising for Incoming CHHS Students webpage for information on your orientation and registration requirements.
- All drop-in advising is online via Zoom.
- Drop-in advising is for Fall 2021, Winter 2022 & Spring 2022 schedule review, Fall 2021, Winter 2022, Spring 2022 & Summer 2022 grad check & quick questions only.
- These sessions are limited to only 10-15 minutes.
- Hours are subject to change depending on advisor availability. Check back often for updates.
Upcoming drop-in hours:
- Wednesday, August 4th - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
- Thursday, August 5th - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
- Monday, August 9th - 9:00am to 11:00am
- Tuesday, August 10th - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
- Wednesday, August 11th - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
- Thursday, August 12th - 9:00am to 11:00am
How to join Zoom/Contact our Front Desk
- Zoom e-advising is only available for College of Health and Human Services students. Please refer to your respective college advising center if you need academic advising.
- Online video session: https://csulb.zoom.us/j/561334665
- If you do not have access to a computer, please join the session by calling: (669) 900 - 6833
- Meeting ID: 561-334-665
CHHS Advising Business Hours
These are the front desk business hours. Advisors are not always available for drop-in advising during this time. If you are looking to speak with an advisor, please view the section titled "Summer 2021 Drop-in Advising Hours" for upcoming availability.
- Mondays: 9:00am to 11:30am
- Tuesdays: 9:00am to 2:00pm
- Wednesdays: 9:00am to 11:30am
- Thursdays: 9:00am to 2:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am to 2:00pm
Virtual Communication Tips
- Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to search for your own answer!
- Zoom Etiquette
- If you need assistance using Zoom, you can find Zoom tutorials through Academic Technology Services.
- Before joining a Zoom session, check that you are in your Zoom account and not a parent's, friend's, or sibling's account. It is important to use your CSULB Zoom account for security. Log in through Single Sign On before joining a Zoom session.
- Find a quiet space to participate in the Zoom. Background noise, even people having a quiet conversation in the same room, can make it difficult to hear the person you are zooming with.
- Once you join the Zoom session, check your display name to ensure it is not an email address, nickname, or something inappropriate.
- Check that your audio is connected. If you are unsure of how to connect your audio, review the Zoom help page from Academic Technology Services.
- You will not be required to turn on your camera but be mindful of your appearance and background if you choose to use your camera. Dress like you would if meeting an advisor in person. Remember first impressions are important!
- Your advisor may have their camera on. If you feel uncomfortable with them having the camera on, you may ask them to turn off their camera.
- Email Etiquette
- We do not recommend email advising, as it can take a lot longer than chatting on Zoom. Zooming with your advisor is typically the most effective way to get advising. Email advising is at the discretion of your advisor, so you may be asked to come to Zoom instead.
- If you send emails, double-check grammar, language, and tone! Avoid slang! Make sure you include proper greetings and signatures, and always include your CSULB student ID number.
- Allow a few days for a response. A question that seems quick to you still requires our advisor to look up your record, check requirement or policy information, and compose a clear reply to you. It takes time to provide accurate and clear information, and replies will be especially delayed during our busiest times of year. Please be patient! Keep in mind that your advisor is seeing students in appointments, class visits, drop-in advising, and workshops throughout the day and is not always checking their email.
- Avoid sending multiple requests or sending the same requests to multiple advisors. This can cause confusion and may delay a timely response.
- Always email from your CSULB student email. Per university policy, we must use your student email. Staff and faculty may not reply if you use your personal email.
- Check your CSULB student email regularly! We know you receive a lot of emails, but it is especially important now to check your email for information about classes, advising, and other campus updates.
Beach Wellness Care Package
Check out the Beach Wellness Care Package for tools and resources to support your physical and mental wellbeing.
Summer 2021 Schedule
The Summer 2021 schedule is now posted!
Fall 2021 Schedule
The Fall 2021 schedule is now posted!
Chemistry Placement Test (CPT) for CHEM 111A
The Chemistry Placement Test (CPT) will not be offered until further notice due to COVID-19.
Students meeting one of the criteria listed below will be eligible to register for CHEM 111A in Fall 2021:
- Students with a Chemistry AP Exam scores 2 or 3. Contact Chemistry & Biochemistry Chair, Dr. Chris Brazier to request a permit.
- Students who have completed CHEM 140 with a grade of "C" or better or are currently enrolled in CHEM 140. Contact Chemistry & Biochemistry Chair, Dr. Chris Brazier to request a permit.
- Students who are eligible to repeat CHEM 111A. Contact Chemistry & Biochemistry Chair, Dr. Chris Brazier to request a permit.
- Students who have successfully completed CHEM 90 (CR) in Fall 2020. Contact Chemistry & Biochemistry Chair, Dr. Chris Brazier to request a permit.
- Students who have successfully completed CHEM 90 (CR) in Spring 2021. No permit request needed.
- Students who received a score of 24 or better on the CPT prior to March 2020. No permit request needed.
- Students who have successfully completed CHEM ALEKS online assessment. No permit request needed.
If you need to complete the CHEM ALEKS online assessment:
- Go to https://www.aleks.com/sign_up
- Enter the class code UCA3X-G3GUQ.
- You will need to purchase the ALEKS license, the cost is $25. This provides 6 weeks of access.
- The CHEM ALEKS assessment will take 4-40 hours depending on your level of chemistry knowledge. You may spread this out over multiple days.
Major Specific Requirements (MSR) for CSULB Students
CSULB Centers, Services, and Important Resources for Students
Visit our Important Links page for links to the following:
- CSULB Centers/Services
- Registration Websites
- College Advising Centers
- Additional Academic Resources