General advising begins the summer prior to your first semester at UF, during Preview. Once you have seen a Preview Adviser, you are able to see an adviser from your intended college. Together, both advisers will help you plan your academic program of study, explore the major and its tracks, and develop your career goals. Advisers work closely with the Biology Major Executive Committee in the development, revision and implementation of curricula and policies. This relationship maximizes personal outcomes and successes in the student’s undergraduate experience.
Under most conditions your academic adviser is the first person to contact regarding your progress and planned coursework within the major. To facilitate your success your adviser may refer you to the Biology Major Undergraduate Coordinator or other university resources. To identify your academic adviser please see the following information:
If you are a student in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (tracks; Applied Biology, Biotechnology, Natural Science, or Pre-professional) click here on the “CALS Advising” tab to the left to find your adviser.
If you a student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (tracks; Integrative Biology, Pre-professional, or Secondary Education) click here on the “CLAS Advising” tab to the left to find your academic adviser.
The CLAS advisers also offer pre-health advising for any student interested in applying to a graduate or professional program in a health related field. Their primary focus is to assist and support students with building a strong and competitive application. If you are interested in one of the pre-health professions click here for information regarding pre-health advising.
Professional advisers in the Career Resource Center (CRC) also advise our students and guide them into careers.