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Students that enter UNC in the fall 22 semester or later:

In the fall of 2022, we started offering a new biology curriculum. The new curriculum is relevant to students who entered at Fall 22 or later (First years and transfer students).

To learn more about the new curriculum check here. You can watch the short video and click on all the links that include 22 (e.g. BS-22).


Here are links to recordings of two info sessions, one geared towards the new curriculum and one towards the old one:

Group advising- old curriculum (students that entered before Fall 22).

Group advising- new curriculum (students that entered in Fall 22 or later).

The faculty listed below provide advising within the Biology Department to supplement Academic Advising offered by the College of Arts and Sciences. Advising in the Biology Department is focused on the Biology curriculum, career advising, and any concerns you have about the Biology major. Please contact any of the faculty below to discuss any of these issues of particular concern for Biology majors.

If you need to verify overall graduation requirements, declare a major, or have other questions that are relevant to all students in the College of Arts and Sciences, contact Academic Advising in the Steele Building, instead:

If you are interested in a health profession, like medical school, you may also benefit from Health Professions Advising


Gidi Shemer

Biology Department Advisor
213A Coker Hall
Please include your PID number when you contact Dr. Shemer:
Ask Dr. Shemer about requirements of the Biology major, choosing the courses that fit your interests, undergraduate research, and any other questions about the Biology major.


Elaine Yeh

Study Abroad
603 Fordham Hall
(919) 962-2331

Ask Dr. Yeh about opportunities to study abroad and how to prepare.

If you are a student who is interested in pursuing a health profession, we highly recommend that you visit the Health profession advising website to explore different paths, join their listserv, and meet with one of the advisors.