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First-Year Advising


Recorded Zoom Sessions: 

July 22, 2020: Course Enrollment Overview

August 10, 2020: Research 

August 17, 2020: Pre-Health

April 17, 2021: Admitted Student Information Session

The 2020-2021 First-Year Advising Guide is available to view as of 6/2/2020.

Each link below provides a series of slides that will give you additional information and resources to assist in your planning. They are best viewed when you select the "Present" tab in the upper right hand corner.

All information and dates published in this guide are subject to change as Cornell’s plan for instruction for the Fall 2020 semester will be shared this summer.  The most current resource for Cornell’s COVID-19 updates can be found at the link below:

Section 1: The Office of Undergraduate Biology and Academic Advising Resources 

  • OUB Professional Staff Advisors
  • Biological Sciences Student Advisors
  • Faculty Advisors
  • College Advising Offices
  • Cornell Terms to Know

Section 2: Biological Sciences major requirements 

  • Course requirements
  • Common Prefixes
  • Sample Schedules
  • BIOG 1250: Biology Seminar
  • Supplemental Courses 
  • AP, IB, GCE, and CASE Exam Credit
  • Pre-Health Information 

Section 3: Videos on Intro Biology courses

  • BIOMG 1350: Introductory Biology: Cell and Developmental Biology
  • BIOG 1440: Introductory Biology: Comparative Physiology
  • BIOG 1445: Introduction to Comparative Anatomy and Physiology, Individualized Instruction
  • BIOG 1500: Investigative Biology Laboratory
  • BIOEE 1610: Introductory Biology: Ecology and the Environment
  • BIOEE 1780: An Introduction to Evolutionary Biology and Diversity

Section 4: Enrolling in courses 

  • Important dates 
  • Student Center
  • Class Roster
  • Scheduler 

Section 5: FAQs 

Section 6: Interesting Listens


If you have any questions about this information, please email the OUB at or call 607-255-5233.