Biology Advising

Student Advising Appointments

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Advising Hours: Weekdays from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM, closed for lunch from 12 - 1 PM
Phone: (801) 581-6244
(Include your FERPA PIN if your question involves confidential information).
Location: Building 44 RM 135
                 Crocker Science Center RM 240

Information for course transfer related questions

Walk-in hours:

Walk-in hours are Crocker Science Center

(Walk-Ins are quick 10 min meetings, schedule a regular appointment for more time)

The Biology Advising Team

Denise Brenes
Director of Undergrad Advising

email Denise Brenes

Mark A. Campbell
Academic Advisor

email Mark Campbell

Jessica Vernon
Academic Advisor

email Jessica Vernon

Nicole Shoup
Academic Advisor

email Jessica Vernon

What do Academic Advisors do?

Academic Advisors are here to help you make the most of your experience at the University of Utah. Please meet with your advisor once per semester, or at least once per year, to discuss progress toward your degree and any concerns you may have. This will allow you to know more about course availability and pre-requisites (which are strongly enforced). It is crucial that you work closely with your advisor to graduate without delay. If you are a transfer student, you are encouraged to meet with the school advisor early in your academic career, even prior to admission to the University of Utah.

Academic Advisors are available for:

  • Declaring a biology major.
  • Explaining University graduation requirements, including general education, bachelor’s degree and course requirements for biology.
  • Developing an educational plan that includes scheduling, timing and using the DARS and GPS systems.
  • Connecting with University and school opportunities and resources.
  • Evaluating biology transfer credits.
  • Navigating the system from admissions to graduation and everything in between.
  • Discussing anything regarding your education at the U of U.

Advising Appointments

Appointments must be scheduled on-line at Student Advising Appointments, appointments cannot be scheduled by email.

Denise Brenes, Academic Advising Coordinator
Mark Campbell, Academic Advisor
Jessica Vernon, Academic Advisor
Theresa Nydam, Administrative Assistant

Biology Advising Office

Room 135, Building 44
Mailing address: 257 South 1400 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0840
Phone: (801) 581-6244

Useful Links for Biology Majors

Expected Learning Outcomes

Worksheets and requirements for biology majors/emphases/minors

Biology honors Information

Lists of approved biology courses and labs

Other misc forms

Misc links