Advising

Biology advisors are available for both in person and virtual appointments. You can choose the type of appointment you prefer when you schedule your appointment. Virtual visits with your advisor can be 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 (on leave until January 2023)

Undergraduate Program Advisor: Danielle Reardon 

Undergraduate Program Assistant: Sue Clevenger

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

Schedule an Appointment

You can meet with an advisor whenever you like.

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

Click here to make an appointment

Changing your major to Biology

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.

Biology Peer and Drop In Virtual Advising

Drop in advising is available at the this Zoom link during the times below.

Click HERE to see the most up-to-date drop-in availability.

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.

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