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Undergraduate Advising

About Advising

Faculty and Staff in Public Administration want to be sure that students understand their options and are helped to proceed promptly through the program and successfully graduate. Please contact us at any time for advice or guidance.

Please view the current Division of PA Undergraduate Advising Responsibilities.

For general administrative and registration issues contact Marisol or Toni at 537-5758 or email at:

For academic advising contact your faculty adviser - assigned by the first letter of your last name.

  • Dr. Thomas McWeeney - 2019-2020 
  • Dr. Sharon Pierce - 2020-2021

For general questions please contact our Undergraduate Coordinator Dr. Jonathan Anderson -  Jack Brown Hall 456  - Jonathan.Anderson@csusb.edu

The ultimate authority for academic rules and regulations is the University Bulletin for the quarter students were admitted to the program.

Students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities.  Please take note of the University Diversity Committee and of the Associated Students INC (ASI) .

Try Our Online Courses 

The Public Administration Department occasionally offers online classes for undergraduates.  Online classes are different than face to face classes.  It is not simply that we don’t meet on campus, but how we go about learning is different.  We still have reading assignments and papers or projects, but in place of the four hours of in-class time we establish online discussions, exercises, or other activities.  Also in place of four hours on one evening – you are expected to engage online in Blackboard 3-4 or more times per week, posting, reading other students posting, or carrying out other online activities.  The purpose is not to be doing more or less than a face to face class, but to structure the time differently. Consult the Courses and Course Schedule for details.

For an introduction to Blackboard, view the tutorials in Blackboard Help.