There are many resources to help you better understand your degree requirements, and track your degree progress, including academic advising and mandatory group advising in your second term of the first year. However, it is your responsibility to ensure that you track your progress such that you successfully complete your degree. Check out information posted on our website – it’s highly likely that your question will be answered!
If you have questions, who you see depends on the nature of your question:
Visit the Undergraduate Office for questions about biology courses and programs, including:
- Biology course enrollments
- Letters of permission for Biology courses
- Deferred standing for a final exam in Biology
- Formal grade appraisal for a Biology course
If you require extra assistance/information, you can book an appointment (see below) with one of our academic advisors (the Undergraduate Program Director [UPD] and the First Year Academic Advisor). These appointments normally provide advice on specific questions; they do not repeat information provided in the mandatory group advising sessions, the calendar, or the website. You are required to bring a copy of your completed Degree Checklist with you to the appointment. If you do not have a copy of the Degree Checklist, please visit Science Academic Services (LB 352.).
–Upper Year Advising (in Year 2 and above)
First Year Advising (up until the Fall of second year)
Advisor: Dr. Alex Mills – firstname.lastname@example.org
Upper Year Advising (in Year 2 and above)
Advisor: Dr. Paula Wilson – email@example.com
This booking system is only for students currently enrolled in a Biology Program. If you are not in the Biology Department, please contact your current department for advising.
Biochemistry students should normally see the
Chemistry Undergraduate Program Director (UPD).
|Science Academic Services (SAS)
|Biology Undergraduate Office
|SAS provides general advising to all science students. You should visit SAS for any general advising questions, including:
- Degree checklists & degree audits (especially one year ahead of your expected graduation date!)
- Understanding academic decisions (e.g., Academic Warning, Fail to Gain Standing)
- Requirements for programs and program changes
- General degree requirements (e.g., non-science requirements)
To help you choose your second year courses, we provided group advising sessions for students in B.Sc. Biology and B.Sc. Biology, Biomedical Science Stream. For those who were unable to attend, the videos can now be found online.
PowerPoint slides for Biology first year advising can be found here: B.Sc. Biology. For first year advising in the Biomedical Stream, please see the video of group advising session here: B.Sc. Biology, Biomedical Science Stream.
For students in the Biotechnology or Environmental Biology programs, if you require assistance in choosing courses for the following year, please contact the Undergraduate Biology Office.