Dear CSUF Chicana/o Studies majors, minors and intended degree candidates:

In these extraordinary and challenging times, the department is still committed to helping our students attain academic success. For the near future, there will no "in person" or "face to face" advising. Major/minor advising will occur in various alternative formats. Most advising appointments will need:

  • your full name or official preferred name as shown on your records and your CWID
  • a detailed email of questions and "action items" or requests that you want from the advisor
    • Are you a transfer student?
    • When do you plan to graduate?
    • Are you switching majors or minors?
    • Are you changing your CHIC minor to a CHIC major? Or vice versa?
    • Do you want to double major (two BAs from within HSS or between HSS and another college)?
    • Are you a dual degree candidate (BA and BS)? Are you aware of the special policies attached to dual degree students?
    • Have you taken a lot of classes but your TDA is not reflecting it? Are you in a major that is using CHIC classes as electives?
    • Do you want to talk about graduate school or careers?
  • current TDA in PDF attached to an email


For Fall 2022 my scheduled office hours for advising are:

Office hours: Tuesdays 11:00am-1:00pm; Thursdays 1:00pm-3:00pm; 

or by appointment (sign-ups via Calendly

If there are other circumstances or issues, then we can plan a Zoom meeting. Access will be through the Chicana/o Studies Canvas community site for majors and minors.  Once in the Canvas site students request appoints using Canvas' "Inbox" email feature:

For new students who wish to declare the major or minor please go to the Registration & Records website to complete an online form:

For general questions about the department, you may contact the Ethnic Studies Office by email: or you may call us at (657) 278-3731.

We kindly ask for your patience and empathy as we try our best to help students reach their goals.
Alexandro José Gradilla, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Chicana and Chicano Studies Department