College of Behavioral & Social Sciences

Student Success and Advising

Who We Are: 

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) Student Success and Advising team supports students with a declared or prospective major, minor, or certificate within the College of BSS. We provide students with advising and tutoring, and often act as a general point of contact for students who need assistance. 

Our Programs:

The College of BSS Student Success and Advising team has several programs and services that we offer students. Review the information below to learn more.

  • BSS Advising

    The college of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Chico State use a dual advising model. This means you have a team of advisors working to support you in your academic success and success after college.

    Department Advising

    Department advisors are the experts regarding your major(s), minor(s), and certificate(s). You can find the advisor(s) assigned to your major, minor, or certificate in our Department Advising Directory. You also have an advisor listed in your student center; they are typically the advisor for your primary major and a great place to start with any academic advising questionsYou can also email BSSadvising@csuchico.edu with any questions you might have.

    Some of the topics your department advisors will regularly assist with are listed below.

    • Specific Course Planning 
    • Understanding Major, Minor, and Certificate Requirements
    • Transfer Courses and Substitutions 
    • Internship Advising 
    • Graduation Planning 
    • Long Term Plans, Smart Planner 
    • Understanding Your Degree Progress Report 
    • Graduate School Advising
    • Study Abroad

    College of BSS Student Success & Advising

    The College of BSS Student Success and Advising team offers advising support for many BSS students.
    See our staff listing page for more information about our staff advisors and advising interns, including contact information and how to schedule an appointment.

  • Other Chico State Advising Programs

    Academic Advising Programs

    The Academic Advising Programs office is where students find general advising support. Located in the Student Services Center room 220, they are the experts on campus policy and often advise students on the topics below.

    • GE Completion
    • Major and Minor Exploration
    • GPA Advising
    • Policy Navigation
    • Understanding Advising and Online Registration

    Graduation Advising and the Office of the Registrar

    Also located in the Student Services Center in room 120 are your graduation advisors. The graduation advisors are the experts on campus policy and graduation requirements. Often, your college advisor works with you and the graduation advisors when a team approach is needed. Your graduation advisor will frequently help with the following topics:

    • General Education Substitutions or Exceptions 
    • Your Student Record (updates and changes) 
    • Interpreting Campus Policies 

    To learn more about these and other helpful resources available to Chico State students, be sure to check out the Campus Resources located below!

   Campus Resources