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Academic advisors can help with more than just choosing classes


· Career planning (what can I do with this major?)

· Helping you gain experience in your field (jobs, internships, etc.)

· Addressing difficulties you may be having in classes

· Locating campus resources to help you get more involved on campus

· Assisting you with exploring minors and elective courses

· Getting you started in undergraduate research

· Helping you learn about study abroad opportunities

· Offer assistance in preparing for graduate or professional school


Advising in our College is decentralized, which menas you can get advising from both faculty members and professional advisors in specific departments. Below is a list of our faculty advisors and professional advisors.

If you have any questions, please contact the Head Advisor in the College of Science Dean’s Office located in 128 Kidder Hall or just call 541-737-4811. We are happy to help you plan your academic career.


Advisor Major and Options Served Office Phone Email
Claire Colvin Head Advisor for College of Science KIDD 128 541-737-4811 claire.colvin@oregonstate.edu
Chere Pereira Chief Pre-Medical and Chief Pre-Dental Advisor KIDD 128 541-737-4811 chere.pereira@oregonstate.edu
Christopher Wheeler BioHealth Sciences: Pre-Nursing, Pre-Dental NASH 220 541-737-3875 christopher.wheeler@oregonstate.edu
Alex Aljets BioHealth Sciences: Pre-Pharmacy NASH 223 541-737-3875 alex.aljets@oregonstate.edu
Ariella Wolf BioHealth Sciences: Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Optometry NASH 221 541-737-3875 ariella.wolf@oregonstate.edu
Kevin Ahern Chief Biochemistry Biophysics Advisor ALS 2145 541-737-8906 ahernk@science.oregonstate.edu
Andy Karplus Biochemistry Biophysics ALS 2101B 541-737-3196 karplusp@science.oregonstate.edu
Indira Rajagopal Biochemistry Biophysics ALS 2149 541-737-4014 rajagopi@onid.orst.edu
Brock McLeod Chief Biology/Zoology Advisor CORD 3029 541-737-2993 brock.mcleod@oregonstate.edu
Jennifer Olarra Biology/Zoology Advisor CORD 3029 541-737-2993 jennifer.olarra@oregonstate.edu
Maureen Leong-Kee Biology/Zoology Advisor  CORD 3029 541-737-2993 maureen.leong-kee@oregonstate.edu
Christine Pastorek Chief Chemistry Advisor GILB 247 541-737-2081 christine.pastorek@oregonstate.edu
Bill Bogley Chief Mathematics Advisor KIDD 368 541-737-5170 MathHeadAdvisor@math.oregonstate.edu
Lyn Riverstone Mathematics KIDD 368 541-737-5170 UnderGradInfo@math.oregonstate.edu
David Wing Mathematics KIDD 368 541-737-5170 UnderGradInfo@math.oregonstate.edu
Linda Bruslind Microbiology NASH 322 541-737-1842 bruslindl@oregonstate.edu
Tasha Biesinger Microbiology NASH 326 541-737-1840 tasha.biesinger@oregonstate.edu
Henri Jansen Chief Physics Advisor WNGR 303 541-737-4631 physics.chair@science.oregonstate.edu

Advising Links


Advisors are restricted by Federal law (FERPA) from releasing any information about a student’s class schedule, grades, transcripts, advising checklist, or other specific information to anyone without written permission from that student. You can obtain a Consent for Student Release of Information form from the Head Advising Office in Kidder 128. Please note:  the form needs to be signed in person by the student in order for us to release designated information to other parties. Advisors can offer general information such as what university resources are available to you, classes and majors that are offered, and general strategies and guidance to address certain acedmic situations.

Other useful resources include:

  • Office of the Registrar, 541-737-4331
  • Dean of Students, 541-737-8748
  • Office of Academic Programs, 541-737-9560

Careers and Majors

Course Information

Advisors and PIN Numbers

  • We recommend that you see your advisor at least once a term.
  • As a current student, you will be assigned a personal identification number (PIN) once a year. You must have a PIN to register for fall term classes, and can obtain your PIN from your advisor. For more information, refer to our Registration PIN Policy.

Study Skills Workshops and Special Help

Obtaining Community College Credit for Organic Chemistry

If you are a transfer student who has taken Organic Chemistry Courses at an Oregon Community College, read the Organic Chemistry Policy at Oregon State University for more details and requirements.

Degree Partnership Programs

The Degree Partnership Programs enabls you to be jointly admitted and enrolled at Oregon State University as well as at any Oregon community college partner.

Email List Serves

Electronic mailing lists can provide you wiht helpful information on scholarships, curricular changes, internships, job opportunities and much more.

Student Resources

The College of Science offers  students many exciting experiential learning experiences on campus, across the country, and around the world. Simply by planning ahead, you can incorporate many of these life-changing opportunities into your college experience. Below are resources to help you make the most of your experience at Oregon State.