We provide advisement for all students in the Jacobs School while they complete lower level major courses.

You can schedule an appointment with your assigned advisor through Navigate.

Drop-In Hours

We hold drop-in hours during the first week of classes when you can stop in and talk with any available advisor. During the other weeks, we request that you schedule an appointment through Navigate.

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Make an appointment with an advisor.

The Navigate app will help you manage your academic journey and connect effectively with a full range of resources at UB.

Group Advising

New freshmen attend a mandatory one-hour group advisement session in the fall. An email will be sent to your UB email account in September so that you can schedule your session.

This session will be led by an advisor in the office. You'll learn about the fundamental requirements and resources you will need to earn your degree. You will also receive a personalized curriculum sheet to help you plan your courses for the following semester.

Upper Level Major Advisement

Once you complete your lower level courses and advance into the upper level (and are approved to move into the upper level), you will then be directed to meet with the program director for your specific major. 

Academic Review and Major Expectations

At the end of every semester, each student will be reviewed to make sure they are still on track for their major.

Depending on major choice, students may be placed on major warning if they are not meeting the required GPA. Students will receive an email letting them know their status in their program.

If they are placed on major warning, a student will have one summer and one semester to get their major GPA back up to where it needs to be.

Interested in switching to one of our programs?

Please email for more information or to request to change your major.


Advisors are assigned by your last name.

Students with last names A-J

Ashley Fries.

Ashley Fries

Academic Advisor

40 Biomedical Education Building

Phone: (716) 829-6710


Students with last names K-M

Kelli Hickey.

Kelli Hickey


Enrollment Management & Biomedical Undergraduate Education

40 Biomedical Education Building

Phone: 716-829-3005


Students with last names N-Z and upper-level Neuroscience students

Shannon M. Brown.

Shannon M. Brown

Assistant Director

Biomedical Undergraduate Education

40 Biomedical Education Building

Phone: (716) 829-5451


Upper level Biotechnology and Medical Technology students

Leah Doherty

Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Biotechnical and Clinical Laboratory Sciences

26 Cary Hall, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: (716) 829-5182