Undergraduate Advising Staff

Chika Anyiwo and Elsie Dominguez

UCSB students: please email us from your UCSB email account and include your PERM number. 

Virtual Advising

We will be available virtually for advising until further notice 

  • Walk-in Hours: M-F, 9:30 am-12 pm; 1:30-4 pm
  • Appointments: M-F, 9:30 am-12 pm, 1:30-4 pm
Do I Need an Appointment?

Walk-In (see links below)

Make an Appointment (click the "X")
Academic Difficulties   X
Articulations   X
Approval codes X  
Chemisry BS/Materials MS Program   X
Change of Major - Declaring full major (Chemistry BA or BS, Biochemistry BS   X
Change of Major - Declaring pre-chem (for non-department students)   X
Chemistry Minor   X
Chemistry 99/199 petitions   X
Considering a double major   X
Crashing and Waitlist procedures X  
Departmental Honors Program (Distinction in the Major)   X
EAP planning  - Study abroad   X
Enrollment X  
Grad School inquiries   X
Grading concerns   X
Lab switches X  
Major Progress Checks X  
Passtimes deadlines X  
Proposed Schdule for Graduation (PSG)   X
Research and Opportunities   X
Retroactive drops/withdrawal petition   X
Second repeat petition   X

Morning Walk-in: click here

Afternoon Walk-in: click here



Locate our Department Advising Offices

How to Declare Your Major

Faculty Advisors

Contact your faculty advisor for course content-related questions, undergraduate preparation for medical and graduate school, research with faculty, or if referred by the undergraduate advising staff. 

For Freshmen and Seniors: Petra van Koppen

For Sophomores and Juniors: Scott Price

For Biochemistry Majors: Kalju Kahn


Tel: (805) 893-3295


Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9510