Advising and Information for Students

Our Department Home during the Pandemic

Getting started in Fall 2020

Steps to get ready for classes

This presentation will walk you through the steps you need to take to get signed up for Zoom and Slack; access the tools and software you need; and be ready for classes this Fall.


I need help. Who can I contact?

Start here for access to resources on campus.

Introduction to the Library

The library has created a Library 101 to introduce you to the library's services during the pandemic, how to access resources, and what is open and closed. This includes information about scheduling a study space in the Learning Commons.

Academic Advising

In the Department of Health Sciences students have three advising resources available to them.

Students who are not yet Health Sciences majors or who are undeclared interest in nursing (“pre-nursing”) should contact the College of Science Student Service Center.

Academic Advising and Career Education (AACE) is a one-stop center for both academic advising and career development assistance. AACE counselors advise on:

General education (GE) requirements
University graduation requirements
Writing Skills Test (WST)
Major exploration
General academic advising
General career questions

Location: 2nd Floor, Student Service and Administration Building
Visit, Call (510) 885-3621, or email AACE to see the services they offer.

The College of Science Student Service Center (SSC) provides comprehensive major advising including:

Major/minor requirements,
Planning classes
Graduation checks
Lower-division course articulations (transfer courses from other colleges)
Any other college of science-specific questions

Location: North Science Building, 1st Floor, Room 143.
Visit, Call (510) 885-4046, or email for an appointment. Drop-ins also available, visit the College of Science SSC web site for details.
Health Sciences faculty advisors provide major advising to Health Sciences students with a focus on career planning. Health Science majors are encouraged to meet with their Faculty Advisor regularly – this is valuable time where you can get helpful suggestions and information regarding classes, research, and future career opportunities. Getting to know the Health Sciences full-time faculty is important for networking, requesting letters of recommendation and making a career plan.

You can log on to BayAdvisor to find your assigned Health Sciences faculty advisor. If you are a declared Health Science major and do not have an assigned faculty advisor listed on Bay Advisor, please contact the College of Science SSC

Faculty Office Hours and Appointments
The Health Sciences faculty use BayAdvisor to schedule advising appointments. Faculty also have weekly drop-in office hours. Please check the faculty directory or the faculty #Slack profile for up-to-date information on how to contact your faculty advisor

Advising Tools

Here are two tools to help you plan out your course schedule for current and future semesters as well as keep track of the required courses needed for your Health Sciences major concentration.

The first tool is found on Cal State East Bay's course catalog.

Health Sciences, B.S. (no concentration)

Health Sciences, B.S. - Public Health concentration

Health Sciences, B.S. - Health Policy concentration


The second tool is a simple course planner in MS Excel in which you can create a schedule for courses for your current or future semesters. Course Planner