Biochemistry Advising Information

Map of campus near the Department of BiochemistryFor most questions please email undergradadvisor@biochem.wisc.edu. For longer questions, such as to declare the major, discuss future course selection, or make a four year plan, please schedule an appointment with the undergraduate advisor on Scheduling Assistant.

Want research experience but don't know how to start?

The best way to get involved in a biochemistry research laboratory is to be engaged in your coursework and talk with professors whose work interests you. Peruse faculty members’ online profiles to learn more about their work and don’t be afraid to reach out. This article with advice can be a great resource. If you need more help getting started, Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement (WISCIENCE) has an online guide that can help. Students can also explore the Student Job Center website for paid research and lab positions.

Looking for more course info, academic advice, or career counseling?

Be sure to try the BioCommons site for their many resources, such as advice on how to get even more out of your science training, as well as the Center for Pre-Health Advising and preparations for graduate school.

Looking for a real job after graduation?

The university has plenty of resources to help you find the right job after graduation. The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and College of Letters and Science both have helpful career offices. They have everything from job listings and information about companies to advice on resume writing and interviewing. The undergraduate advisor is also a good resource.