Carnegie Mellon University

Academic advising can be one of the most important elements in undergraduate success. In our department, each student is mentored and advised by our faculty in a variety of ways.

Students are able to tailor their educational experience here at Carnegie Mellon to include additional majors or minors, study abroad, and experiential learning opportunities. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor at least once a semester to discuss their plans and to incorporate these elements into their curriculum.

Sample Schedules: B.S. in Biological SciencesB.A. in Biological SciencesB.S. in Biological Sciences & Psychology


All undergraduate Biological Sciences students may meet with the primary departmental academic advisor
* It is suggested that students meet with their advisor frequently, but at least once a semester prior to registration.


1320 Doherty Hall


Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Students are encouraged to meet frequently to:

  • develop an individualized curricular plan
  • discuss course selection
  • explore research opportunities
  • prepare for post-graduate work
  • address any question or concern they may have
  • just get to know their advisor as a valuable resource and ally


To schedule an appointment contact the Bio Undergraduate Programs office.

Academic Advisors

Carrie Doonan

Biological Sciences

Carrie Doonan
Director of Undergraduate Laboratories
Mellon Institute 353

Amanda Willard

Biological Sciences

Amanda Willard
Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Dept. of Biological Sciences
Doherty Hall 1321