Undergraduate Advising

Spring 2022 COVID-19 Response: The PSTAT Office will be open for in-person advising on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. PSTAT Advisors will be available remotely on Thursdays and Fridays.

Undergraduate Program Advisors

The Undergraduate Program advisor is a staff member who handles the administrative duties of the undergraduate program. The Undergraduate Program Advisor is a good resource for departmental and UC-wide policy.  

Advisors: Jenniie Nguyen and Ellery Wilkie
Office: SH 5607
 
Spring 2022 Advising Hours
IN PERSON Drop-In Advising in SH 5607: Mondays and Wednesdays 9:00am-11:30am and 1:30pm-4:00pm, Tuesdays 9:00am-11:00am and 1:30pm-4:00pm
VIRTUAL Drop-In Hours Available Here: Thursdays and Fridays 9:00am-10:00am and 3:00pm-4:00pm*
*The 3:00pm-4:00pm Drop-In hours will be canceled on Friday, May 27th. Please email us if you have any urgent questions. 
Schedule a Virtual Appointment Here: Thursdays and Fridays 10:00am-11:30am and 1:30pm-3:00pm 
 

You should see the Undergraduate Program Advisor for:

  • Major forms and petitions
  • General guidelines on major requirements
  • Advisement for course schedules
  • Changing majors (for Juniors and Seniors)
  • Referral to campus resources

When e-mailing the Undergraduate Advising Office please include the following information: Full Name, PERM, Major, and a full explanation of your question.

Students should contact Academic Advising at the College of Letters and Science for questions regarding General Education and University requirements. More information on how to contact the advising office at the College of Letters and Science can be found here.

 

Undergraduate Peer Advisors

The Undergraduate Peer advisor is a student member of the PSTAT staff who handles basic questions on the undergraduate program. The Peer Advisor can give a personal perspective on courses and co-curricular activities, as well as give tips and resources on the PSTAT majors.

Peer Advisors: Dante Coletta, Harper Clarke, Cindy Xu, Nick Thiessen
Office: SH 5607
Shoreline Appointments:

You should see the Undergraduate Peer Advisor for:

  • General guidelines on Major Requirements
  • Changing/declaring majors (for Freshman and Sophmores)
  • Social support
  • Clubs Information

 

Faculty Undergraduate Program Advisors

The Faculty Undergraduate Advisors are faculty members who are appointed each year to advise students regarding their academic programs and progress. Undergraduate students should consult with the department’s Faculty Undergraduate Advisors about their program of study

Faculty Undergraduate Advisor: Professor Nils Detering (Financial Mathematics (FMS), Actuarial Science)
Emailfms-actuarial-advisor@pstat.ucsb.edu       
Schedule an appointment
Office: SH 5505

Faculty Undergraduate Advisor: Professor Yuedong Wang (Statistics and Data Science)
Drop in Office Hours Here: Tuesday & Thursdays, 4-5pm 

The Faculty Undergraduate Advisor can give general guidance on:

  • Graduate School Options
  • Evaluate General Academic Progress
  • Guidance on programs of study
  • Research Options
  • Career Exploration and Advising

 

Actuarial Program Director & Advising for BS/MS Actuarial Students

Students that are interested in the combined BS/MS Actuarial Program will work closely with the Actuarial Program Director, Dr. Hal Pedersen, with regards to academic goals, progress, and objectives both in undergrad status and in grad status.

Actuarial Program Director and Advisor: Professor Hal Pedersen
Emailhpedersen@pstat.ucsb.edu
Office: SH 5513