The Global and Community Health undergraduate advisor offers specific information about navigating through the program and assists students with requirements, policies, procedures, learning support, guidance on internships, scholarships, and opportunities for undergraduate research.
Meet our GCH BA advisor, Jeyson
Jeyson Aldana is a recent UC Santa Cruz alumnus (Sociology and Latin American & Latino Studies double major with a History of Consciousness minor). His undergraduate career consisted of proactive engagements with research, student life, and opportunities serving transfer, domestic, and international students. Jeyson has worked in the Services for Transfer & Re-entry Students (STARS) as a Transition Mentor, Division of Global Engagement as a Global Mentor and Global Student Assistant, and as a Peer Advisor for the Social Sciences. Outside the office, Jeyson frequently listens to music while picnicking in the meadows.
The Global and Community Health undergraduate BS advisers offer specific information about navigating through the program and assist students with requirements, policies, procedures, learning support, guidance on internships, scholarships, and opportunities for undergraduate research.
Students should take full advantage of academic advising and should keep in frequent contact with the advisers to stay informed about late announcements of courses, changes in scheduling, and opportunities for special study. For additional advice and information, contact:
Academic planning resources
- Biomedical Concentration Major Checklist
- Biomedical Concentration Course Requirements
- Public and Community Health Concentration Major Checklist
- Public and Community Health Concentration Course Requirements
- Discontinuation of Human Biology, BS major and Transition to Global and Community Health Program
A team of advisers
Getting a GCH B.S. degree comes with a whole advising team who is situated within the Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology Department.
Why is advising important?
The primary purpose of undergraduate academic advising is to partner with students to identify and pursue paths to graduation that support their educational goals and post graduation plans, and thereby make meaningful change for themselves, their families, and communities.
Consistent with UCSC’s Principles of Community and NACADA’s Core Values, advisers honor the identity and experience of students, and encourage reflection, responsible decision-making, and academic self-efficacy.
Major academic advisors promote undergraduate success by:
- Building authentic and collaborative relationships with students, recognizing and honoring their lived experience;
- Guiding students to learn about and achieve important academic milestones on their journey toward graduation;
- Providing relevant and accurate information about university programs, opportunities, and resources;
- Empowering students to pursue and achieve degree plans that spark their interest and intellectual curiosity;
- Recognizing and identifying ways to overcome barriers to successful degree completion; and,
- Collaborating with campus partners to build a network of support for students, and to promote and advocate for continuous improvement, student success, and equitable outcomes.