Undergraduate Advising

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.  

Advisor: Ellery Wilkie
Office: SH 5607
Fall 2022 Advising Hours
IN PERSON Drop-In Advising in SH 5607: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9:00am-11:30am and 1:30pm-4:00pm
Schedule a Virtual Appointment Here: Thursdays and Fridays 10:30am-12:00pm
VIRTUAL Drop-In Hours Available Here: Thursdays and Fridays 1:00pm-3:00pm
*There will be no virtual drop-in hours available on Friday, September 23rd, due to the Actuarial Program Kickoff Event.*
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: Megan Junanto, Alexis Navarra, Cindy Xu, Joe Zhao
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 John Hsu (Statistics and Data Science)
Appointment Hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 1pm-2pm here.
Office: SH 5512

Faculty Undergraduate Advisor: Professor Hal Pedersen (Financial Mathematics and Statistics & Actuarial Science)
Appointment Hours: TBD
Office: SH 5513
Faculty Undergraduate Advisor: Professor Dawn Holmes (Pre-majors & Lower Division Courses)
Appointment Hours: Mondays 10a-11a and Thursdays 2pm-3pm here.
Office: SH 5506


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
Office: SH 5513