For more information about the Public Health major, please see the UC San Diego General Catalog.



Are you interested in talking to an advisor? Great! We're happy to help you!  

If it is your first time talking with a Public Health advisor or you're not sure what you need help with, we recommend you start with our interactive quiz.

  • If you have short, specific questions regarding enrollment, graduation, or courses, please join us in Drop-In hours (visit our calendar below for available times).
  • If you are interested in long term planning, choosing a major, or need other assistance specifically from the Public Health advising team, choose a link below. Remember, we cannot provide career or graduate school advising with the exception of specific coursework advising for pre-health students.

Please remember that the BSPH advisors can only do limited graduate school and career advising. For most graduate school/career questions, students should visit the UC San Diego Career Center.

Students with questions regarding adding/dropping classes, P/NP classes, planning for the current quarter, or other simple tasks may also send a Virtual Advising Center message, which are typically answered within 24 working hours.

To book an appointment you will need your 9-digit PID (starting with A). Appointments booked without the correct PID will be canceled.

Appointments book up quickly, and may need to be rescheduled due to last-minute changes to the advisor's schedule. Appointments are typically released mid-week for the following week. We do not book out more than one week at a time. Unless otherwise specified, appointments will take place virtually. You will receive confirmation of your appointment link via e-mail and/or in the Virtual Advising Center. We ask that students limit their appointment requests to no more than one per quarter to ensure sufficient advisor resources to meet all student needs.


Staff Advisors


Elisa Crossman

Undergraduate Student Affairs Advisor
Pepper Canyon Hall, Room 254 

Dina Rodgers

Undergraduate Student Affairs Advisor
Pepper Canyon Hall, Room 253 

Contacting the BSPH

Current UCSD students must submit their questions via the Virtual Advising Center (VAC). Queries received via email or phone will not receive a response. Appointment requests must be made through (see above).

Prospective students, please visit our Admission and Transfer Preparation pages first. Then contact us at with your questions about the Public Health program. We cannot meet individually with prospective students.

Submit a Form

If you have a form to submit to the Public Health Advisors, you can do so on our Petition Submission Form. Please keep in mind that all forms are expected to be complete and correct; you should meet with an advisor before submission to ensure the completeness of your form. 

PLEASE NOTE: Form processing can take up to 2-3 weeks, especially during busy periods. 

Declaring a Public Health Major

Thank you for your interest in the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science (HWSPH) Undergraduate Public Health (BSPH) Program at UC San Diego. 

All BSPH Majors have Selective Major status for incoming and continuing students. Selective Majors are majors with limited enrollment. Please see UCSD's Selective Majors web page for a list of all UCSD majors that are impacted. 

The BSPH Program does not play a role in any portion of the undergraduate admissions review of applicants. Students who were not directly admitted into one of the BSPH Majors can still complete the Public Health Entry Requirement and declare a BSPH Major after meeting the entry requirement and all required deadlines.  

All students wishing to declare a Public Health major should complete our online Public Health New Student Orientation modules prior to meeting with an advisor for the first time. We encourage you to meet with an advisor before declaring your Public Health major.

Academic Advising Office

To reduce the chance of COVID-19 exposure in our office, most of our appointments are being done virtually. Please check your appointment confirmaiton or the Drop-In calendar before heading to the office. Except for stated drop-in hours or confirmed appointments, we are not currently seeing students in our office; please do not knock on the door or walk in unless otherwise stated.

The Student Affairs Office of the Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) Program is located on the second floor of Pepper Canyon Hall (PCYNH), next to Room 240. You can find us through the UC San Diego Pepper Canyon Hall Google Maps link.

Pepper Canyon Hall

Drop-In Advising and Events Calendar