How to Get Advising

Undergraduate Advising

The advising team for Chicana and Chicano Studies offers in-person as well as remote advising. We recognize that some of our students prefer face to face and others need to meet over Zoom.  Either way, we want to make sure that you know someone is here to help you. Take a look below to see how to get in touch with our advising team.   

Major/Minor Inquiries

If you are interested in finding out more about our major or minor but you are not yet ready to make a decision, schedule an appointment with Erlinda Yañez ( to get answers to some of your questions.  She can help answer questions about units needed, courses required, and other planning questions. 

Schedule a Meeting with an Advisor

Ready to sign up! Our current majors and minors are highly encouraged to meet at least once a semester with our undergraduate advisor. They can help you with planning your schedule, deciding on future courses, with questions about your academic plan, etc., to schedule an appointment email Dr. Maria L. Alaniz ( to meet with her for advising. 

Preparing for your advising meeting

To have an effective and informed advising session, we recommend that you have these documents available during your appointment.  

  • Four year planner (for first time freshman)
  • Two year planner (for transfers)

Graduate Advising

If you have any questions or need additional information to plan your graduate degree program in Chicana and Chicano Studies, please contact Dr. Johnny Ramirez

Some of you will benefit from meeting with our other faculty who have research interests or experience that you would be interested in.  We encourage you to meet with those faculty during their office hours.