Academic Advising

undergraduate advising

The School of Business and Economics maintains an active advising function and offers a full-time academic advisor with whom each lower-division business student should consult on matters regarding general education, university requirements, the lower-division and preparatory courses, and routine major issues.

In addition, every full-time Business Administration or Economics faculty member actively advise students based on concentration, especially on matters relating to the major and careers. Early contact with a faculty advisor is essential. Students are encouraged to work with Tracy Navas in the first two years of their program (or as entering transfer students), and their faculty advisor in the third and fourth year of their program when they are working on concentration courses and electives.

LD Business   UD Business

Economics   By Status Advising Resources

Lower-Division Business

Freshman and Sophomore Year & Incoming Transfer Students

tracy_navasStudents completing lower-division business administration courses are under the advisement of SBE Academic Advisor Tracy Navas. Tracy is also available for advising regarding GE patterns and courses, and for working with students transferring into the business program from outside Sonoma State.

Office Hours: Monday through Friday by appointment only. Students must schedule an appointment to meet with Tracy via LoboConnect.

Students seeking information about their concentration or specific subject area within the major (i.e. accounting or CPA requirements) should reach out to their assigned faculty advisor. Only declared Business Administration students can book an appointment with Tracy through LoboConnect. Prospective students should email sbe.undergrad@sonoma.edu for assistance.

Information on how to declare the business major can be found here under the "Declaring Business Administration" section.

Upper-Division Business Administration

Junior and Senior Year

Students working on concentration courses and upper division electives should seek advisement from their faculty advisor. You can find your faculty advisor in your MySSU. Faculty advisors maintain their own calendars.

Special Concentration
Undecided & Study Abroad
Business Minor

Economics

Economics majors are assigned faculty advisors at the time they declare their major but can seek advice from any of the following advisors. Economics majors can see any Economics faculty advisor or the Pre-Business Advisor, Tracy Navas, for questions relating to G.E. requirements. Those looking to double majors or a Minor in Economics, please reach out to the Chair of Economics, Dr. Chong-UK Kim

Advising Information Based on Current Academic Status

Students completing lower division courses are under the advisement of Tracy Navas. Appointments are required and can be made via LoboConnect.

Declaring Business Administration

Business Administration majors are assigned a faculty advisor based on their chosen concentration.

You can find who your faculty advisor is in your MySSU. Faculty advisors maintain their own calendars. For specific issues or questions about the Special Concentration, students can make an appointment with Karen Thompson

Transfer students should attend a University orientation as soon after admission as possible. Visit the Sonoma State University's Office of Admissions website for upcoming dates and other important information.

If you have completed coursework at a community college that you believe will meet any part of our Business Administration requirements or Economics requirements you may view our Transfer Advisory List to see which courses we have approved as substitutions for courses required in our program. The list is updated on an ongoing basis, but is subject to change at any time with or without notice. If you do not find your college or course listed, please contact the School of Business and Economics main office and request a Transfer Course Substitution Request form. 

The Transfer Advisory List is NOT a substitute for proper advising! 

All students should meet with the Tracy Navas to evaluate progress toward the degree. Contact the undergrad office at sbe.undergrad@sonoma.edu to set up an appointment before or during your first semester at SSU. Note: enrolled business administration majors may book an appointment with Tracy Navas via LoboConnect.

Economics Students

Students admitted as Economics majors are under advisement of their faculty advisor, which is found on your MySSU, but should see the school's Pre-Business Academic Advisor for questions regarding GE requirements. Contact the Econ chair Dr. Chong Kim to set up an appointment if you have not yet been assigned an Econ faculty advisor.

Incoming first-time freshmen should attend a University orientation as soon after admission as possible. University orientation information for incoming freshmen is available here. Freshmen may also enroll in UNIV 102 Freshman Seminar during their first semester. In this seminar, a team of advisors (faculty, staff and peer mentors) works with the students to assist in the transition to college.

Pre-Business Students

Students admitted as Business Administration majors are under the advisement of Tracy Navas for their first two years or until they begin taking upper division business courses. Book an appointment with Tracy Navas via LoboConnect.

Economics Students

Students admitted as Economics majors are under advisement of their faculty advisor, which is found on your MySSU, but should see the school's Pre-Business Academic Advisor for questions regarding GE requirements. Contact the Econ chair Dr. Chong Kim to set up an appointment if you have not yet been assigned an Econ faculty advisor.

 

Students who have yet to declare a major will need to speak with an Undeclared Advisor.