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Undergraduate Advising

Undergraduate Advising

Fall 2017 Biology Advising 

If you wish to meet with a Biology Advisor, please make sure that you

•stop at the Department of Biology Office HH534

•pick up the BIOLOGY ADVISING CHECKLIST

•read the CHECKLIST

•bring ALL the required documents (Degree Progress Report, ASE, SF State transcripts, transcripts from transfer campus, forms) for your meeting with the Biology Advisor 

IMPORTANT:  The Chemistry & Biochemistry Department has made changes in prerequisites for many of their courses.  These flowcharts for each major clarify the best sequence for completing these Chemistry courses:

Chemistry Requirements Flowchart for all Biology Majors (PDF) - NEW!!


This web page provides general information and links to additional web pages of interest to SFSU Biology majors.  An SFSU Biology Major should meet with his/her major-specific Biology Advisor on a regular basis to ensure timely progress to the baccalaureate degree.

If you do not have a Biology Advisor, please visit the Department of Biology Office (HH534) and request an advisor assignment.  Make sure you pick up the Biology Advising Checklist available in the Biology Office BEFORE you visit your Biology Major Advisor.  Make sure that you bring all the required paperwork indicated in the Checklist for your meeting with your Advisor.

ALWAYS BRING YOUR UNOFFICIAL SFSU TRANSCRIPTS, TRANSCRIPTS FROM ALL TRANSFER CAMPUSES FOR TRANSFER COURSES BEING USED FOR THE MAJOR, DPR/DARS/ASE FORMS, AND PETITIONS/FORMS WHEN YOU MEET WITH YOUR MAJOR-SPECIFIC ADVISOR.

General Information

New Biology Majors: Freshmen and Transfer Students

New Biology Majors: Transfer Students

Continuing Biology Majors