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BioAdvise is the resource office for undergraduate students taking biology coursework. We are here to serve the needs of students whose majors are in the Integrative Biology Department or the Cell, Molecular, and Microbiology Department. We also answer questions about undergraduate biology courses offered at USF.

Academic Advisors:

Mary Cuthbertson, Tarin Haydt, Jessica Hoffmann, and Kevin Lee are the academic advisors for all undergraduate biology majors.

Emily Potts is our first year science advisor that works directly with Biology First-Year students and Jessica Davis is our transfer science advisor that supports our Biology Transfer population.

The advisors meet with students individually for advising appointments, assist with new and transfer student orientations, answer student emails, and use any other mechanism available to assist our students’ success in their graduation and career goals.



At the Front Desk: We have great front office staff who are the main support for the advisors and may be the first person you meet from our office. Our student workers run the front desk, answer the phones, juggle the paperwork you submit, and keep the advisors informed.





How often should you see an advisor?
We love meeting with our students and suggest that they come in to see us at least once a semester.

Meeting with us regularly allows us to keep up to date with your goals and experiences here at USF, which gives us the opportunity to make sure you are on track for graduation and your career goals.

When is the best time to see an advisor?
Our office absolutely has busy times throughout the year, such as during peak registration and summer orientations.

If you are unable to find an available appointment on the USF E-scheduler, please do not hesitate to email us directly with your questions or concerns and we will work best to accommodate you.

We also strive to provide regular Walk-Ins to assist during our busiest times.

Our main office is located in the Science Center (SCA 203) and our business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Main Office Phone: 813-974-3250

General Email:

Please allow 3 business days for an email response from our office.

Click here for directions to our office.

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If you have an appointment, the advisors' offices can be found below:

Mary Cuthbertson SCA 204
Tarin Haydt SCA 234
Jessica Hoffmann SCA 230
Kevin Lee SCA 233