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 COSS Advising Center

Academic Advising

The Department of Sociology encourages all students to seek advising for guidance in planning their academic schedules. We recommend that all students schedule at least 1 advising appointment per semester to ensure being on track towards graduation.  Advising is broken down into academic advising through the COSS Advising Center and career advising through faculty in the department. 

For All Your Academic Advising Needs:

  • Advising on majors, minors, and certificates within the COSS
  • Academic Plans
  • Class Registration Assistance 
  • General Education Requirements
  • Degree Requirements/Grad Checks
  • How to read your Degree Progress Report (DPR)
  • Clearing Registration Holds
  • Change of Major

COSS Advising Center

This amazing group of individuals will work with and help you navigate your academic trajectory in Sociology at Fresno State.

Location: McKee Fisk Room 207


Mon/Tues/Thurs 8:00am-7:00pm (Appointments Only)

Wednesdays 9:00am-11:00am & 1:30pm-4:00pm (WALK-INs Only)

Fridays 8:00am-5:00pm (Appointments Only)

Current & Returning Students

For questions: Call (559) 278-3422 or email

You can schedule an appointment at the number above or online.

New & Future Students 

If you have been formally admitted for an upcoming semester, you will need to attend DOG DAYS: New Student Orientation before meeting with an advisor. After attending Dog Days, you are welcome to schedule an appointment.

If you have never attended Fresno State and have not been formally admitted to the university, please contact University Outreach Services.

Degree Progress Report (DPR) 

The DPR is an outline of the various courses you will need in order to graduate in your major, including General Education (GE) requirements, and tracks your progress towards this goal.  Resources for how to run your DPR.


Departmental Advising

Faculty in the department are committed to meeting with students to assist them in navigating career and life plans, from jobs, to gap year programs, to graduate school.

Faculty advisors are assigned based on the student's last name, see list below.

Listing of Advisors by Alphabetical last name
A-C Dr. Chris Sullivan; 559-278-7731 SS 226
D-G Dr. Justin Sean Myers; 559-278-7346 SS 130
H-K Dr. Timothy Kubal; 559-278-5145  SS 224

Dr. Matthew Ari Jendian; 559-278-2891 SS 225
N-Q Dr. Andrew Jones, 559-278-8806 SS 221
R-S Dr. Jennifer Randles, 559-278-5146 SS211A
T-Z Dr. Vera Kennedy, 559-278-2892 SS 129

*Students may choose from among any of the faculty listed above.