Major Advisement

AEC Academic Advisors counsel in general education requirements. All students must meet with a Major Advisor in their area of study to select courses. AEC advisors will then work with students to develop an education plan based on students’ functional limitations and curriculum requirements.

How to contact a major department:

  • The Business Student Advising Center (BSAC) provides advising services to undergraduate and graduate students in Business.

  • The Engineering Student Success Center (ESSC) provides advising cervices to undergraduate students in Engineering.

  • The College of Science Student Advising Center (COSAC) provides advising services to Science Majors and Minors.

  • The College of Applied Arts and Sciences
  • The College of Education
  • The College of Engineering
  • The College of Humanities and Arts
  • The College of Science
  • The College of Social Sciences
  • Academic Counseling Center for Excellence in the Social Sciences

A number of departments have webpages regarding advising, visit the following link to find a major department Advisor/Counselor Contact Info webpage.


Choosing your Major  

Choosing a major in college is an important decision, and should not be taken lightly. This decision can be stressful. AEC recommends students take advantage of the vast resources available at SJSU in your major selection.

  • San José State University - Career Center is a great place to go to explore your interest and narrow down a major or career path.

  • ONET Skills Search allows you to explore your interests and strengths to find possible career paths.

  • EDCO 4 - Personal, Academic, and Career Exploration. This 3 unit course will help students with identifying academic and/or career pathways that will be followed to achieve personally defined life goals. It also meets the General Education Area E requirement.