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Welcome to Biological Sciences

As an undergraduate, advising is your gateway to the School of Biological Sciences. Here you have a dedicated team to help you navigate your education.

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You’re always welcome during advising hours M-F 8:30 am to 4:00 pm (closed 12-1 pm for lunch). 

Consider also dropping into The Hive, in the Crocker Science Center, M-F, #240, 8-5 pm There’s always a biology advisor on staff, along with advisors from the other departments in the College of Science.  


Appointments are booked on-line 
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Additional appointment openings are added every Friday.


Students should have a valid photo ID. If you are considering transferring to the U of U or if you are a newly transferred student, please bring in a copy of an official or unofficial transcript.

The Biology Advising Office is located in the James Talmage Building, second floor

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Students must check-in at the front desk. If your appointment is at The Hive in the  Crocker Science Center- external site Room 240, please check in with the front desk staff. A valid photo ID will be required upon check-in.

If you are not able to make your appointment, please be courteous to the advisors and cancel ahead of time. If you are running late, call the advising office at 801-581-6244.

Parking is available at the visitors parking lot nearest the Marriott Library and Campus Bookstore. We do not validate parking. If you plan to be on campus for a longer period of time, a visitor or day pass may be purchased online through Commuter Services.

You can declare a biology major (BA/BS/Teaching) by visiting the Biology Advising Office during business hours (M-F 8:30AM - 4:30PM, closed 12PM-1:00PM) when the University is in session). Please bring a photo ID (UofU ID card or drivers license). You may also declare over the phone by calling the advising office with your FERPA pin (801-581-6244).

No, emphases are not required.

No. At this time, Biology offers minors in Integrative Human Biology  (IHB; jointly with Anthropology; the IHB minor IS available to Biology majors) and Biology Teaching.

“Yes!” If you are participating in approved research at the University of Utah, you can enroll in BIOL 4955: Individual research, which counts as both an upper division biology course AND a biology lab towards your Biology degree (BIOL 4955 Individual research can be counted once, for a max of 3 credits and 2 lab units).