Biological Sciences Undergraduate Advising

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak the Bio Advising Office is closed for in-person advising.  Our academic services will continue to be provided remotely (via Skype for Business, Zoom, email, phone).  To make an appointment to 'meet' with a bio advisor, please use the Navigate Student App. For questions, email an advisor at bioadv@pitt.edu.

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Also check our FAQ page to clear up some questions you may have during this time.

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The Department of Biological Sciences' Advising Office has six biology advisors who work to support and enrich the academic experience of students by helping with curricular decisions, as well as providing information and guidance on extracurricular options, career paths, and post-graduate plans. The Biological Sciences Undergraduate Advising Office is open to any student (not just our majors) with questions regarding Biology classes, majors, and careers.

Biological Sciences Undergraduate Advising
A258 Langley Hall
Closed for in-person advising until further notice


Best ways to get in touch with Biology Advising:

Email bioadv@pitt.edu with quick questions and we will get back to you within 2 business days.  To discuss long-term plans, complex problems, or have an advising hold lifted, please sign up for an advising appointment via the Navigate Student app. 

If you are requesting a permission number to get enrolled in a BIOSC course, please email your request to bioadv@pitt.edu and be sure to include your PeopleSoft number, the course name, and its 5 digit course number.  

**Drop-in hours are cancelled for the remainder of the spring term.
Biology Advising Walk-In hours are great for quick questions that can be answered in under 5 minutes.  Generally students are encouraged to stop by and see if an advisor is available at any time, although the weeks before enrollment (October and March) are discouraged due to the high traffic.  We also have designated walk-in hours with our Biology Peer AdvisorsTo discuss long-term plans, complex problems, or have an advising hold lifted, please sign up for an advising appointment via the Navigate Student app.

Biology Advising Appointments are designed for in-depth discussions of academic planning, career goals, extracurriculars, and more complex issues.  Students may sign up for these 30 minute appointments via the Navigate Student app.  Non-majors and prospective students are welcome to make these appointments except during peak enrollment periods (October and March).

 

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