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When you come to Penn State, you’re automatically assigned an academic adviser within your respective college. Should you forget or lose your adviser’s contact information, you can always track that down on LionPATH, under Student Center, in the “Adviser” box.

If you haven’t been assigned an adviser, or if you’d prefer to speak to an adviser outside of your program, you can find more information on the program pages listed below for the next steps to take.

Advising Contact: Astronomy and Astrophysics

Robert Morehead, Head, Undergraduate Program



Advising Contact: Schreyer Honors College

Robert Morehead, Head, Undergraduate Program



Advising Contact: Astronomy Minors

Robin Ciardullo, Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics



Advising Site for Astronomy and Astrophysics

Advising Contacts: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


Lindsey Sampsell, Undergraduate Studies Coordinator


Jennifer Keefer, Undergraduate Program Adviser
223 Ritenour


Amber Reese Miller, Academic Adviser
(Advising appointments take place in 124A S. Frear)
303 Wartik Laboratory


Advising Contact: Schreyer Honors College
David Gilmore, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


Advising Site for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Biology Undergraduate Advising Office



Barbara W. DeHart, Director of Biology Advising


Advising Contact: Schreyer Honors College
Stephen W. Schaeffer, Professor of Biology, Assistant Department Head for Graduate Education


Advising Site for Biology

Advising Contacts: Chemistry


Chemistry Undergraduate Advising



Katherine Masters, Associate Teaching Professor of Chemistry



Advising Contact: Schreyer Honors College
Pshemak Maslak, Associate Professor of Chemistry


Advising Site for Chemistry

Advising Contacts: Forensic Science


Noelle Waggett, Undergraduate Academic Adviser


Cait Mossbrook, Program Staff Assistant



Advising Site for Forensic Science

Advising Contact: Mathematics


Undergraduate Mathematics Office



Advising Site for Mathematics

Advising Contacts: Physics


For advising and questions about becoming a physics major or minor:

Mike Smitka, Undergraduate Adviser

Office: Davey 341

For more general questions about the program:

Eric Hudson, Director of Undergraduate Studies


Advising Contacts: Premedicine, Premedical-Medical, and Science B.S.


Ritenour Building (Second Floor)



Lori Lauck, Administrative Support Assistant



Advising Contact: Science MBA

Beth Johnson, Director of Academics, Science BS/MBA Program


Advising site for Premedicine and Science students

Advising Site for Prehealth Advising

Advising Contacts: Statistics


Andrea Brandimarte, Academic Advisor

323E Thomas Building



Amy Schmoeller, Undergraduate Administrative Assistant

323 Thomas Building



Advising Site for Statistics