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 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
Curriculum Information and Updates
- Blanket Substitutions and Curriculum Updates
- Cal Poly Catalog-Biological Sciences
- Degree Flowcharts and Curriculum Sheets
What Can I Do With This Major?
- Note: these these links do not perfectly match the major/concentration options within the Biological Sciences department (and do not necessarily require a degree in Biological Sciences), but are a good resource to get you started in your career exploration.
- What can I do with a degree in Marine Science?
- What can I do with a degree in Biological Sciences/Microbiology?