Advising and Support

We have a departmental Advising Office with four biology advisors who work with both our majors and undeclared majors.  The advisors 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.


At the University of Pittsburgh, students enter the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) without a specific major ("undeclared"). They are formally advised and registered through the Arts and Sciences Advising Office until they declare a major, and then are advised through their major department.

Curricular Decisions

Basic academic information on satisfying course requirements, pre-requisites, graduation requirements, and other mechanical aspects of completing a major. Students wishing to pursue a career in the Health Professions may consult the Health Profession Requirements before stopping by to see us.


Information about special opportunities such as: Undergraduate Research, Internships, Study Abroad, Semester at Sea, Cross-registration, Undergraduate Teaching Experience and Supplemental Instruction.

Career Paths and Post-Graduation

How to think about, plan for, and be a good candidate for Employment, Graduate School, Professional School, and special experiences (e.g., Peace Corps).