The undergraduate advising program in chemistry and biochemistry is designed to help our students plan their undergraduate training and to look forward to a career in chemistry, biochemistry, or a related field. Advisors assist students in developing a program of study from the beginning course to graduation.
Options for Advising
Drop-in to the Peer Advising Center – trained, upper-class chemistry and biochemistry majors are available as peer advisors to help with questions regarding degree requirements, course plans, undergraduate research, transfer credits or any advising issue. See drop-in hours here.
Drop-in during faculty advisor office hours or make an appointment – the faculty advisor is also available to answer students’ advising questions, discuss post-graduation goals, and assist with modifications to their program of study, when necessary or desirable.
In order for advising to be effective, students should plan on meeting with an advisor as soon as an interest is declared in chemistry or biochemistry and on a regular basis thereafter, especially at the start of their senior year. Transfer students are encouraged to meet with a faculty advisor or schedule a prospective student visit before enrolling.
Prepare for your Advising Meeting
Make the most of your advising session by using these tools from the UO Academic Advising Office to prepare ahead of time: