Advising

Please Note: During this period of remote instruction in response to COVID-19, academic advising remains available via email, phone, and Zoom.  Reach out to us for continued support!

Women and Gender Studies Advisors

Advisors and Subject Areas
Faculty Advisor Advising Area
Professor Kasturi Ray Undergraduates minor advising, kasturi@sfsu.edu please email to make an appointment
Professor Julietta Hua Undergraduates advising, jyhua@sfsu.edu please email to make an appointment
Professor Martha Kenney Majors and Graduate Coordinator online advising mkenney@sfsu.edu

Office hours for all WGS faculty are posted on the department website under People.

 

Majors in the College of Liberal & Creative Arts (LCA) should consult with two advisors each semester:

  1. An advisor in the major
  2. A general education and university requirements advisor in the Undergraduate Advising Center or Advising Resource Center (ARC).

For WGS Department Requirements

For General Education and University Requirements

Students who are completing a minor or an additional major should see an advisor in those programs as well.

Undergraduate Advising Forms

Topic Form
Declaring WGS Major Change/Declaration of Major Form
Declaring WGS Minor Change/Declaration of Minor Form
Steps for WGS Majors WGS Major Advising Steps (PDF)
WGS Major Advising Form WGS Major Advising Form (docx)
WGS Minor Advising Form WGS Minor Advising Form (docx)

For graduate advising requirements contact Professor Martha Kenney.

The Division of Graduate Studies offers counseling and advising regarding issues ranging from applications to graduation.

This is a 12-unit university requirement that is approved by an advisor in your Major department.

See Bulletin for information on Complementary Studies.

WGS  typically approves:

  • 12 units in a single language other than English
  • 12 units in study abroad
  • 12 units from an approved 2nd major, minor or certificate
  • 12 units in any single discipline other than the primary prefix of the major
  • 12 units approved by a WGS academic advisor

Declaring WGS as your Major

  • Major declaration form
  • WGS major advising form (listed above in 'Undergraduate Advising')
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Degree Progress Report

Declaring WGS as your Minor

  • Minor declaration form
  • WGS minor advising form (listed above in 'Undergraduate Advising')
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Degree Progress Report

Graduation Paperwork

  • Application to graduate
  • Pick up your WGS advising folder from Hum 315
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Degree Progress Report

Advising Meeting (first time)

  • WGS Major Advising Form or WGS Minor Advising Form (listed above in 'Undergraduate Advising')
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Degree Progress Report

Advising Meeting (continuing student)

  • Pick up your WGS advising folder from Hum 315
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Degree Progress Report

Advising Resource Center (ARC)

The College of Liberal & Creative Arts established the student Advising Resource Center (ARC) to provide multiple support services to students. You can receive information regarding requirements for your degree, petitions, financial aid, tutoring, student clubs, events, careers and much more.

WGS also recommends meeting with an Advising Resource Center advisor. ARC advisors can help you understand SF State requirements and make sure you are on track for graduation. This is not a replacement for major/minor advising, but complementary. We suggest meeting with both WGS and ARC advisors once per semester.