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Biological Sciences Academic Advising

Biological Sciences Department

On the Biological Sciences Department website you will find information on the Biology, Microbiology, and Marine Sciences majors, faculty and staff, research interests and student opportunities, tutoring resources, tentative course offerings, and clubs.

Faculty Advising/Mentoring

Faculty take an active role in academic and career advising and mentoring. Students in this department are assigned to a faculty advisor/mentor at the time of entry to Cal Poly. You are encouraged to meet with your faculty mentor on a regular basis for guidance and support. Please contact the CSM Advising office or the Biological Sciences department to receive the name and contact information of your faculty mentor.

Credit/No Credit Policy

The Biological Sciences department does not allow students to take any major, concentration, or support courses CR/NC.

Change of Major Policy and Procedure

Please see the Changing Your Major page for more information on changing your major to Biological Sciences, Marine Science, or Microbiology.

Curriculum Information and Updates

What Can I Do With This Major?

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