Student Affairs

Student Affairs Office

209 Steinhaus Hall, Bldg 502
Irvine, CA 92697
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For any questions: – Undergraduate students – Graduate students

Walk-in Hours

Monday9:00 AM - 12:00 PM,
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 12:00 PM,
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Our Peer Advisors are well-trained and very knowledgeable on UCI and PharmSci requirements and services.  Please use the walk-in hours with the Peer Advisors for advice on:

  • GE and elective course selection
  • Course planning/timelines
  • Adding a minor
  • Pharmacy School admissions and prerequisite course selection
  • Form drop-off

If you need DegreeWorks updated or would like to request an increase to your unit cap, please complete the below online request forms:

DegreeWorks update

Unit cap increase

Advising Appointments

The Academic Counselors are here to ensure your academic success and personal well being.  They are available for scheduled appointments regarding:

  • Academic probation
  • Academic and personal challenges
  • Campus Honors Program advising

If you need to meet with an Academic Counselor, please email your assigned counselor to schedule a time (see counselors below).

Academic Advisors

 NameTitleRoleEmailPhone #
Brittany BetancourtStudent Affairs OfficerAdvises students with last names between A-Li. In the office Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.bbetanco@uci.edu949.824.0878
Erin PtaschinskiStudent Affairs OfficerAdvises students with last names between Lj-Zerin.p@uci.edu949.824.7314
Brenda TranStudent Affairs OfficerAssists with advising students. In the office Tuesdays & Thursdays.brendact@uci.edu949.824.1991
Jill RichardsonDirector of Student AffairsGraduate Admissionsjillkr@uci.edu949.824.9708


Peer Academic Advisors

 NameTitleRoleEmailPhone #
Dariush BazyaniPeer Academic Advisor4th year PharmSci major and working towards applying to Medical School.
Walk-in hours: Mon 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM & Fri 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Brian ChenPeer Academic Advisor4th year PharmSci major and in the process of applying to PharmD programs.
Walk-in hours: Mondays, Tues & Thurs 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Alex ShahverdianPeer Academic Advisor3rd year PharmSci major and transfer student working towards applying to PharmD programs.
Walk-in hours: Tues 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM & Wed 10:00 AM - 12:30PM