Advising

Biology Advising is currently virtual! You can meet with an advisor by phone or by Zoom.
A step-by-step guide to using Zoom for advising appointments is available HERE.

Need advising? Contact us at:

Biology Undergraduate Office
216 Morrill Science Center
(413) 545-2287

Undergraduate Program Coordinator: Bruce Byers

Undergraduate Program Advisor: Meghan Gerson

Undergraduate Program Advisor: Emily Fleming

Undergraduate Program Assistant: Sue Clevenger

Undergraduate Program Assistant: Carrie Howard

Departmental Honors Coordinators: Lynn Adler (students with last name beginning A-J)
                                                    Akiko Okuso (last name K-R)
                                                    Sarah Pallas (last name S-Z)                                                    

Inquiries about Departmental Honors: honors@bio.umass.edu

You can meet with an advisor whenever you like.

When you'd like to meet with an advisor, call the Biology Undergraduate Office (see contact info above). We will arrange for a phone or Zoom meeting with an advisor at a time convenient for you. Or you can make an appointment online, by clicking on the button below:

If you have definitely decided to change your major to Biology, just send an email message to Sue Clevenger and she will make the change. Or you can phone the Biology Advising Office (413-545-2287).

We recommend that you meet with a Biology advisor before or soon after changing your major to Biology. If you would like to do that, see the section above for instructions on how to make an appointment.

For the Fall 2020 semester, peer advisors are available each week at the following times for drop-ins or scheduled appointments:
   Tuesday: 11:00AM - 5:00PM
   Wednesday: 9:00AM - 1:00PM
   Friday: 9:00AM - 11:00AM

E-mail: biopeeradvising@umass.edu

Our Biology Peer Advisors can answer questions about:

• Understanding the Biology major and the components of the curriculum
• Planning balanced academic schedules
• Using and reading your Academic Requirements Report (ARR)
• Tips for finding research experiences on campus
• Navigating through university resources including counseling, tutoring, and other, personal and academic support services.
• Completing College of Natural Sciences and university requirements

Peer Advisors are available for both drop-in advising or scheduled appointments.

Drop-in advising is available during the hours listed above at https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/s/96882561838.

Or use the button below to schedule an appointment!