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Emergency Notification

Department of Civil Engineering

The Civil Engineering Department (CE) office is located in building ET, room A-212. The office is open Monday - Friday, 09:00 am - 05:00 pm. Please email Lara Asatryan, CE Department Coordinator, at for assistance. Otherwise, you may leave a voicemail at (323) 343-4450.

Advising Information

Continue to work with the ECSTAdvisors at the Student Success Center. A lower-division student includes those who have not completed the Calculus/Differential Equations series and Physics series. Visit the ECST Advising Schedule page for details.

Dr. Sonya Lopez and Dr. Gustavo Menezes advise upper-division students. Please refer to their advising schedule and details below.

To prepare for your meeting:

  1. Add the meeting information (date/time/zoom info) to your calendars.
    • The confirmation email provides *.ics links to add to your Google and Outlook calendars.
    • Links to cancel/reschedule are included in the confirmation email sent by Calendly. 
  2. Run your degree planner (required) before attending the meeting. 
  3. Come prepared with your questions and concerns ready. Please have that open and ready to share if we ask you to bring information.
  4. 30-minutes is sometimes not enough time to cover all your concerns; follow-up may be needed.

Dr. Sonya Lopez – Department Principal Advisor

Please schedule an appointment by clicking on Dr. Sonya Lopez's appointment calendar.
Zoom Link for appointments with Dr. Lopez

Dr. Gustavo Menezes – Department Chair

Please schedule an appointment by clicking on Dr. Gustavo Menezes's appointment calendar.
Zoom Link for all appointments with Dr. Menezes

Contact your faculty advisor directly; click on the CE Faculty Contact Page for a CE faculty list and information.

Adding a Class

If you wish to add a class after the first day of instruction, contact the instructor directly via email. Be prepared to show proof of prerequisites. Before the first day of instruction, the ECST Advising office or the CE Department can issue permits or clearances.

Clearance Request

If you have issues adding a course because a prerequisite is missing, please click on the Civil Engineering Clearance Request form link to submit your request. Evidence of taking the course must be provided if you are currently enrolled in a prerequisite outside of Cal State LA. Please submit a request if you are having issues with CE 3060.