MCD Biology Undergraduate Advising

Welcome to Molecular, Cell & Developmental (MCD) Biology Undergraduate Advising!

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Important Announcements

Please see our How to Contact MCD Biology Undergraduate Advising page for how to contact an advisor.

We have posted our 2022-2023 Curriculum Plan - please note that the Curriculum Plan is subject to change.

Discontinuation of Human Biology, BS major and Transition to Global and Community Health program

Winter 2023 Enrollment Guide/webpage!

January 18th, 2023

MCD Biology Undergraduate Advising Winter 2023 Welcome Newsletter 

Join our New Student Opportunities Email Google Group: MCDB FWD Opportunities!

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This email list will be forwarded opportunities shared with MCD Biology Advising from: other departments at UCSC, California state graduate schools, job, scholarship, research, training, volunteer & internship opportunities. You can unsubscribe at any time.


January 11th, 2023

Open MCD Biology (BIOL) and Major Related Courses for Winter 2023

NOTE: Permission Numbers will be required for enrollmend starting January 19th, 2023


How to Access MCD Biology Advising

Please see our How to Contact MCD Biology Advising page for more information on MCD Biology Undergraduate Advising options.

Know what type of advising you are looking for? Check out the specific advising pages below for availability:


MCD Biology Staff
MCD Biology Advisors:





MCD Biology Faculty Advisor:

John Tamkun
MCD Biology Curriculum Chair:

John Tamkun

MCD Biology Department Chair:

Grant Hartzog

MCD Biology Department Manager:

Teel Lopez