Academic advising

Speak to an advisor

The undergraduate advisor is on hand to advise students on a range of topics, including checking you’re on track to graduate and help with academic difficulties.

Students are encouraged to speak with their advisor once a year to ensure they are on track for graduation. Remember to bring a copy of your advising transcript to all appointments. All advising is held in Blusson Hall 10706 (SFU Burnaby campus). 

  • If there are no appointments available, drop-in advising is great for quick questions.

  • Email as needed. Please include your student number and attach your advising transcript.

  • For questions about registering in non-HSCI courses, please contact the appropriate departmental advisor.


How do I declare a major or minor in Health Sciences?

Students require a CGPA of 2.5 and the following three courses to declare a major or a minor in Health Sciences:

  • HSCI 130
  • HSCI 100 or BISC 101
  • a 200 level HSCI course

Courses in progress will not be considered. After the course and GPA requirements are met, please book an appointment with the advisor to declare a major or minor in Health Sciences. There are no deadlines. Students can declare a major as soon they have satisfied the requirements listed above.

Why can't I get into an upper division HSCI course?

All 300 and 400 level HSCI courses are reserved for Health Sciences majors during the first three weeks of enrollment. At the end of the three week period (open enrollment), any student can enroll in the class if they have the prerequisites and if there is space remaining in the course.