Major Advising

Major Advisors

Major Advisors are professors who advise students. You can meet with your department major advisor regarding the following:

  • Major Course Requirement Advising
  • Major Course Planning
  • Graduation Review and Approval
  • Petition Signing (May also need Associate Dean's Signature)
  • Juniors and Seniors will recieve most of their advising from Faculty Advisors

Change of Major Request

If you are looking to change your major to a College of Social Science major, make an appointment with a major advisor in the prospective department. Major Advising information is listed bellow:

Major Advisor Contact Information:


African American Studies

Washington Square Hall
Room 216A (2nd Floor)
One Washington Square San José, CA 95192-0108
Telephone: (408) 924-5871
For Major Advising contact Mel Brown M.Ed, ACCESS Senior Advisor, melvin.brown@sjsu.edu.
Phone: 408.924.5461

Anthropology

Clark Hall Suite 469
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0108
Telephone: 408-924-5710
Major Advising Contact Information

 

Behavioral Science 

Clark Hall Suite 469
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0108
Telephone: 408-924-571
Major Advising Contact Information

 
Chicana/Chicano Studies

Clark Hall 231
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0108
Telephone: 408-924-5760
Major Advising Contact Information

 

Communication Studies

Hugh Gillis Hall 108
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0108
Telephone: 408-924-5360
Major Advising Contact Information


Economics

Dudley Moorehead Hall 147
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0108
Telephone: 408-924-5400
Major Advising Contact Information

Environmental Studies

Washington Square Hall 118
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0108
Telephone: 408-924-5450 (Voice), 408-924-5477 (Fax)
Major Advising Contact Information

Geography & Global Studies

Washington Square Hall 118
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0108
Telephone: 408-924-5475
Major Advisng Contact Information

History

Dudley Moorehead Hall 134
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0108
Telephone: 408-924-5500
Major Advising Contact Information

Justice Studies

MacQuarrie Hall (MH 524)
Telephone: 408-924-2931
justice-studies@sjsu.edu
Major Advising Contact Information

Organizational Studies

Clark Hall Suite 469
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0108
Telephone: 408-924-571
Major Advising Contact Information

Political Science

Clark Hall 471
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0108
Telephone: 408-924-5550
Major Advising Contact Information

 

Psychology

Dudley Moorehead Hall 157
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0108
Telephone: 408-924-5600
Major Advising Contact Information

Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

Dudley Moorehead Hall 241
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0108
Telephone: 408-924-5320
Major Advising Contact Information

 

Urban and Regional Planning

Washington Square Hall 216A
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0108
Telephone: 408-924-5882
No Undergraduate Advising
Graduate Advising Available


 

Change of Major Form

The change of major process for each CoSS major varies depending on department requirements as well as impaction thresholds. However, every major requires that you fill out a "Change of Major Form". There are two forms, and the form you use depends on how many units you have. You can also visit the main SJSU "Change of Major" site for more information.

Form(s) needed: 


 Major Road Maps for 2020/2021

 Please visit the Advising Hub: MyRoadMap to find your major roadmap.