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College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

CALS Biology

This program provides a broad, general overview of the structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, and distribution of living organisms. Students take courses in biology, chemistry, physics, calculus, and statistics. The major is flexible and combines the faculty and resources of two UF colleges to prepare students for career success.


Advising Vision

Academic Advising develops an ongoing relationship between the student and advisor that goes beyond semester course selection discussions. Through this relationship advisors support and challenge students to make independent decisions toward educational, professional and personal goals. A full range of resources offered by the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and the University of Florida are available to support this vision toward our student’s development as contributing members of society.

Portrait of Carolina Saenz-Failach

Carolina Saenz-Failach

Biology Academic Advisor

(casafa@ufl.edu)
2044 McCarty Hall D

Schedule Appointment 
Zoom Link 
*Please see available drop-in hours listed below 

Portrait of Maureen Cox

Maureen Cox

Biology Academic Advisor

(mjcox@ufl.edu)
2044 McCarty Hall D

Schedule Appointment
Zoom Link
*Please see available drop-in hours listed below 

Portrait of Kathryn Ivey

Kathryn Ivey

CALS Pre-Health/Biology Academic Advisor

(kbeaty@ufl.edu)
2044 McCarty Hall D

Schedule Appointment

Advising Services

Advising services in the CALS Biology Department are available on an appointment only basis and can be conducted in-person, by phone, or Zoom. Please use the communication channels above to contact an advisor for your inquiry.

Our office is located at 2044 McCarty Hall D.

To contact us by phone, please call 352-392-1963.

Biology Advising Hours

Please see the list of advisors above to schedule appointments. 

Elective Options

There are elective options for the Biology major in Applied Biology, Biotechnology, Natural Science, and Pre-Professional (links will take you to lists of elective options).