Academic Advising

undergraduate advising

The School of Business and Economics maintains an active advising function and offers a full-time academic advisor with whom each Pre-Business student should consult on matters regarding general education, university requirements, the Pre-Business program, and routine major issues.

In addition, every full-time Business Administration or Economics faculty member actively advise students based on concentration, especially on matters relating to the major and careers. Early contact with a faculty advisor is essential.

Due to COVID-19, SBE staff and faculty are currently working remotely. Please email us at, and we will be happy to assist you with making appointments or any other undergraduate program inquiries!

Pre-Business   UD Business

Economics   By Status Advising Resources


tracy_navasStudents completing the Pre-Business courses are under the advisement of the Pre-Business Academic Advisor, Tracy Navas.

Office Hours: Monday through Friday by appointment only. Email


Pre-Business Workshop Schedule

Students must attend a pre-business workshop before submitting the Change of Major form.

The Fall 2021 deadline to declare Pre-Business is Friday, October 8, 2021.

Pre-Business Workshops will be held throughout the term. Please click below to view the workshop schedule and Zoom information.

Pre-Business Workshop Schedule


Upper Division Business Administration

You can find who your faculty advisor is in your MySSU. Faculty advisors maintain their own calendars. Business Administration majors should see the Pre-Business Advisor only for questions relating to G.E. requirements or general questions about the major.

Special Concentration

Undecided & Study Abroad

Business Minor


Economics majors are assigned faculty advisors at the time they declare their major but can seek advice from any of the following advisors. Economics majors can see any Economics faculty advisor or the Pre-Business Advisor, Tracy Navas, for questions relating to G.E. requirements. Those looking to double majors or a Minor in Economics, please reach out to the Chair of Economics, Dr. Chong-UK Kim

Advising Information Based on Current Academic Status

Students completing the Pre-Business courses are under the advisement of the Pre-Business Advisor, Tracy Navas. Appointments are required and can be made by calling the office at (707) 664-2377.

Declaring Pre-Business

Business Administration majors are assigned a faculty advisor when they have completed all Pre-Business requirements and have turned in the request for "Change of Status" form.

You can find who your faculty advisor is in your MySSU. Faculty advisors maintain their own calendars. Business Administration majors should see the Pre-Business Advisor only for questions relating to G.E. requirements or general questions about the major. For specific issues or questions about the Special Concentration, students can make an appointment with Adele Santana

Transfer students should check impaction criteria on the Office of Admissions website when applying. Attend a University orientation as soon after admission as possible. Visit the Sonoma State University's Office of Admissions website for upcoming dates and other important information.

If you have completed coursework at a community college that you believe will meet any part of our Pre-Business requirements or Economics requirements you may view our Transfer Advisory List to see which courses we have approved as substitutions for courses required in our program. The list is updated on an ongoing basis, but is subject to change at any time with or without notice. If you do not find your college or course listed, please contact the School of Business and Economics main office and request a Transfer Course Substitution Request form. 

The Transfer Advisory List is NOT a substitute for proper advising! 

All students should meet with the Pre-Business Academic Advisor to evaluate progress toward the degree. Call the office at (707) 664-2377 to set up an appointment before or during your first semester at SSU. 

Pre-Business Students

Students admitted as Pre-Business majors are under the advisement of the school's Pre-Business Academic Advisor. Call the office to set up an appointment (707) 664-2377.

Economics Students

Students admitted as Economics majors are under advisement of their faculty advisor, which is found on your MySSU, but should see the school's Pre-Business Academic Advisor for questions regarding GE requirements.

Incoming first-time freshmen should attend a University orientation as soon after admission as possible. University orientation information for incoming freshmen is available here. Freshmen may also enroll in UNIV 102 Freshman Seminar during their first semester. In this seminar, a team of advisors (faculty, staff and peer mentors) works with the students to assist in the transition to college.

Pre-Business Students

Freshmen admitted into the Pre-Business program are encouraged to meet with our Pre-Business Academic Advisor during their first semester to ensure proper academic planning. Call the office at (707) 664-2377 to set up an appointment. 

Economics Students

Economics majors should meet with an Economics faculty advisor early in their first semester. Economics students with questions relating to G.E. requirements can meet with the Pre-Business Academic Advisor. Call the office at (707) 664-2377 to set up an appointment.

Students who have yet to declare a major will need to speak with an Undeclared Advisor.