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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). The advising office is located on the second floor of the James Talmage Building on Presidents Circle, north of the South Biology Building

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 on the second floor of the James Talmage Building, on Presidents Circle just north of the South Biology Building.

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Students must check-in at the front desk. If your appointment is at The Hive in the  Crocker Science Center 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). The Advising Office is located in the James Talmage Building, second floor.

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).