Undergraduate Advising

Photograph of Prof. Thomas Madura.

Welcome to advising for physics majors! I am Associate Professor Thomas Madura, currently the Main Contact for Undergraduate Advising in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Note that effective Spring 2024, the department and College are shifting to a distributed model for undergraduate advising.

If you are a physics major with 60 or more units earned, please contact me over Spartan Connect (see the action button below) or over email at thomas.madura@sjsu.edu to find out who your undergraduate advisor is within the department and how to reach them. We can help you with choosing your physics major courses and navigating the pathway to graduation and beyond. We can also lift your registration holds.

If you are a physics major with 59 or less units earned, you must now use the new College of Science Student Success Center (CoS-SSC) advising services for General Education and Major Advising questions, concerns, and recommendations. Please see their advising website at https://www.sjsu.edu/science-ssc/advising/index.php. Students with more than 60 units who have questions about general education requirements should go to the same place.

We look forward to helping you map out your pathway to graduation, with career-planning for after you graduate, and with any other concerns you might have. Please come by my office some time! I am in Science 312, and appointments can also be made through Spartan Connect (please schedule appointments at least 48 hours in advance to ensure availability).




Contact Dr. Madura via Spartan Connect