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

Staff Advisors


Elisa Crossman

Undergraduate Student Affairs Advisor
Pepper Canyon Hall, Room 254 
Elisa's Booking Link

Dina Rodgers

Undergraduate Student Affairs Advisor
Pepper Canyon Hall, Room 253 
Dina's Booking Link


As of the beginning of Fall 2022, we will only be accepting advising appointments via YouCanBookMe. You must make your appointment through the YCBM system. There are two separate booking links; we suggest that you look first at the link for the advisor whose primary focus is your major of choice. Further instructions are below.

Academic Advising Appointments are most appropriate for students interested in long term planning, specific graduate school or career questions, or declaring a major or double major in Public Health. 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 should send a Virtual Advising Center message or visit an advisor during Drop-In Hours (listed on the calendar below).

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. 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.

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

Please Note: All BSPH Majors are capped. Capped majors are majors with limited enrollment. 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. 

All students must meet entry requirements for the Public Health major before declaring; all majors must be declared no later than Spring of a student's Junior year.

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