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Penn State Science advising resources listed by program

Each department within the college has advising resources to serve your particular needs and interests.

Your assigned advisor is listed on LionPATH.

When entering the college, all Penn State Science students are assigned an academic advisor, which can be found on LionPATH under Student Center in the "Advisor" box.

If you are not assigned an advisor or if you would like to speak with an advisor outside of your program, follow the instructions for the specific major program. Make an appointment with your assigned advisor by following your intended major's scheduling process, described below.

Astronomy & Astrophysics (ASTRO, PASTR)

Advisor Assignment and Appointment Scheduling Process

Students without an assigned advisor can call or email either one of the advising contacts for an appointment and/or an assignment.

Directly email your assigned advisor to schedule an appointment.

Astronomy & Astrophysics Advising Contacts

Nina Bumgarner, Undergraduate Staff Assistant
814-865-0419
ndb2@astro.psu.edu

Chris Palma, Assistant Department Head for Undergraduate Education
814-865-2255
cpalma@astro.psu.edu

Schreyer Honors College Advising Contact

Chris Palma, Assistant Department Head for Undergraduate Education
814-865-2255
cpalma@astro.psu.edu

Minor Advising Contact

Robin Ciardullo
814-865-6601
rbc3@psu.edu

Advising Site

ASTRO Advising Site

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (B M B, MICRB, BIOTC)

Advisor Assignment and Appointment Scheduling Process

Students without an assigned advisor can call or email either one of the advising contacts for an appointment and/or an assignment.

Students assigned to James Howell or Jennifer Keefer can call (814) 863-5487 to schedule appointments. All other students can directly contact their assigned advisor via email to make an appointment.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Advising Contact

Amanda Lynch, Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Student Studies
814-863-4925
ajl21@psu.edu

Meredith DeFelice, Undergraduate Director of Curricular Affairs

Jennifer Keefer, Undergraduate Program Advisor
223 Ritenour
814- 867-4907
jls227@psu.edu

James Endres Howell, Advisor and Lecturer
122A South Frear Laboratory

Schreyer Honors College Advising Contact

Sarah Ades, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
sea10@psu.edu

Advising Site

BMB Advising Site

Biology (BIOL)

Advisor Assignment and Appointment Scheduling Process

Students without an assigned advisor can call the Biology Undergraduate Advising Office (814-865-2329). Students can also call the Biology Undergraduate Advising Office to schedule an appointment with their assigned advisors.  Students can meet with another advisor if theirs is not available.

Biology Undergraduate Advising Office

814-865-2329
psubioadvising@gmail.com

Carla Hass, Undergraduate Program Chair

Barbara W. DeHart, Director of Biology Advising

Tina Kushner, Academic Advisor

Schreyer Honors College Advising Contact

Stephen W. Schaeffer, Professor of Biology, Assistant Department Head for Graduate Education
sws4@psu.edu

Advising Site

BIOL Advising Site

Chemistry (CHEM)

Advisor Assignment and Appointment Scheduling Process

Students without an assigned advisor can call the Chemistry Undergraduate Advising Office.

Email your assigned advisor to schedule an appointment.

Chemistry Advising Contacts

Chemistry Undergraduate Advising
814-865-9391

Mark Maroncelli, Undergraduate Program Chair

Katherine Masters
814-863-3319
kmasters@psu.edu

Schreyer Honors College Advising Contact

Pshemak Maslak,  Associate Professor of Chemistry

Advising Site

CHEM Advising Site

Forensic Science (FRNSC)

Advisor Assignment and Appointment Scheduling Process

If you do not have an assigned advisor, call or email the Program Staff Assistant.

Any student who needs to speak with a Forensic Science advisor can schedule an appointment online or visit during walk-in hours.

Forensic Science Advising Contact

Maria Long, Program Staff Assistant
814-867-2465
mrd1@psu.edu
 

Mary Sergeant, Academic Advisor
814-863-9572
mym7@psu.edu

Advising Site

FRNSC Advising Site

Mathematics (MTHBS, MTHBA)

Advisor Assignment and Appointment Scheduling Process

If you do not have an assigned advisor, call or email one of the advising contacts.

Undergraduate Mathematics Office

814-865-7528

Advising Site

MTH Advising Site

Physics (PHYS)

Advisor Assignment and Appointment Scheduling Process

Any student who needs to speak with the Physics advisor can email the advising contact for an appointment.

Physics Advising Contact

Richard Robinett, Associate Head for Undergraduate Studies
814-863-0965

Premedicine and Science Advising (P M M, P M, SC BS, SCBUS)

Advisor Assignment and Appointment Scheduling Process

If you do not have an assigned advisor, get in touch with one of the advising contacts for an assignment.

Stop by or call the Science Advising Center to make an appointment with your assigned advisor or visit walk-in advising hours.

Premedicine & Science B.S. Advising Contacts (P M M, P M, SC BS)

Ritenour Building (Second Floor)
814-863-3889
Premedicine and Science Advising Page

Lori Lauck
814-865-7620
lmj2@psu.edu

Luann Auman
814-863-3889
lsa2@psu.edu

Science MBA Advising Contact (SC BUS)

Alicia Kehn
814-863-3889

Statistics (STAT)

Advisor Assignment and Appointment Scheduling Process

To make an appointment, call or email your assigned advisor directly, or visit walk-in advising hours.

If you do not have an assigned advisor, call or email the advising contact for an appointment and/or an assignment.

Statistics Advising Contact

Melanie McKinney, Student Information Support Coordinator
814-863-3886
mum1@psu.edu
 
Karen Jervis
316B Thomas Building
 

Advising Site

STAT Advising Site

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