Chemistry & Biochemistry Advising

Physical Sciences Bldg, Room 230

Last updated 9/20/2021

Chem/BMB Advising provides advisement for the following majors:

  • Chemistry BS
  • Chemistry BA
  • Chemistry BS with Biochemistry concentration
  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology BS
  • Chemistry Minor


Please email your questions to Chem/BMB Advising at Advisors can assist you with most issues via email.
  • Please be sure to include your full name and your student ID number in all emails to advising.
  • Please do not email Chem/BMB Advisors at their personal UCSC email addresses.
  • If you are requesting assistance with forms (EX. Study Abroad Academic Planning Approval Form, Veterans Benefits Verification Form, etc), we ask that you do your best to scan and email us a copy of your form, or fill in your form digitally and email us a PDF or Word document. 


Appointments are made online via Navigate/Slug Success. You will receive access information for your Zoom appointment via email before your scheduled appointment. If you do not see any appointments available in Slug Success it means that all appointments are full, so please scroll to the following week to view additional appointment availability.


Students who want to discuss a Chemistry BA, Chemistry BS, Chemistry BS w/ Biochemistry concentration, or CHEM minor should make an appointment with Marla Hesselink. Click here to make an appointment with Marla!

Marla's Fall 2021 advising appointment schedule is: 

Tuesday: Remote/Zoom Advising 9:00AM-11:30AM & 1:00PM-4:00PM

Wednesday: In-Person Advising Available 9:00AM-11:30AM & 1:00PM-4:00PM

Thursday: Remote/Zoom Advising 9:00AM-11:30AM & 1:00PM-4:00PM

No appointments on Mondays or Fridays. If none of the advising times above work for you and you need to meet with Marla, please email her at to schedule a Monday or Friday appointment.

Students who want to discuss a Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (BMB) BS should make an appointment with Rexton Lynn. Click here to make an appointment with Rexton!
Rexton's Fall 2021 advising appointment schedule is: 

Tuesday: Remote/Zoom Advising 9:00AM-11:30AM & 1:00PM-4:00PM

Thursday:  In-Person Advising Available 9:00AM-11:30AM & 1:00PM-4:00PM

Friday: Remote/Zoom Advising 1:00PM-4:00PM

No appointments on Mondays or Wednesdays. 

Appointments are made through Navigate Slug Success and are 20 minutes each.

For a walkthrough on how to make an appointment click HERE.

Not proposed/declared in a CHEM/BMB Department major but want to meet with an CHEM/BMB advisor? When scheduling an appointment in Slug Success you must select the appointment reason "Major/Minor Information and/or Support" in order to access Chem/BMB Advising availability.

Need STEM Support? Check out the STEM Scholars Website!

The STEM Scholars website has:

  • Easy access to resources, programs, advising, and events that promote their academic and personal growth as STEM scholars at the university.
  • Information about the STEM Hub and peer advisers as they continue to serve students through the pandemic by hosting virtual office hours and events on Zoom. 

Ask a Slug: click on the graphic below to get help from a fellow UCSC student (the role of the Ask a Slug peers is to help with wayfinding, in other words, get the student to the right person or place to help them get an answer to their question).

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Location: PSB (Physical Sciences Building) Room 230

Chemistry Staff Undergraduate advisor: Marla Hesselink (Fall 2021 in-person advising with Marla will be held in PSB 219)

BMB Staff Undergraduate advisor: Rexton Lynn

Faculty advisor Chem Majors: Professor Seth Rubin
Faculty advisor BMB Majors: Professor Jeremy Sanford

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