Chemistry & Biochemistry Academic Advising


To make an appointment with an academic advisor please email the appropriate faculty member
listed below and be sure to provide as much detail as possible about your situation/question.


Dr. Doug McAbee
Dr. Doug McAbee
Professor of Biochemistry &
Undergraduate Biochem Advisor

Phone: 562.985.1558
Office: MLSC-249
Office Hours

Email the Biochemistry
Undergraduate Advisor


Dr. Kasha Slowinska
Dr. Kasha Slowinska
Professor of Chemistry &
Undergraduate Chem Advisor

Phone: 562.985.5815
Office: MLSC-248
Office Hours

Email the Chemistry
Undergraduate Advisor


Dr. Michael P. Schramm
Dr. Michael P. Schramm
Assc. Professor of Chemistry &
Chemistry Graduate Advisor

Phone: 562.985.1866
Office: MLSC-335
Office Hours

Email the Graduate
Chemistry Advisor


Dr. Paul Weers
Dr. Paul Weers
Professor of Biochemistry &
Biochemistry Graduate Advisor

Phone: 562.985.4948 
Office: MLSC-250
Office Hours

Email the Graduate
Biochemistry Advisor




Documents & FAQ's for Undergraduate Students:



Can I take a course required for my degree for credit/no credit rather than a grade?

Most of the department's courses are designated as "Letter Grade A-F Only" in the university catalog. There is no option for "Credit/No Credit" grading in this case. All courses that count toward your degree must have an A-F grade.


Must I have a "C" or greater in all my major courses?

As noted in the university catalog, you must achieve a grade of "C" or better in each course required for the major.


What are the requirements to fulfill the pre-major and officially declare the major?

As stated on the Enrollment Services website, to be considered for admission to a major in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, applicants must (a) complete the minimum lower division preparation courses listed below (with a grade of C or better in each) while (b) maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50.

Students will be shifted from the pre-major to the major automatically upon completion of these requirements.




Documents & FAQ's for Graduate Students: