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The School of Human Ecology Advising Center is available and happy to assist you as we provide both in-person and virtual advising.

Virtual office hours are available! See details below.

Unsure who your academic advisor is? Check here! If you do not see an advisor listed, email us at headvising@austin.utexas.edu for assistance (include EID).


Important Department Updates Beginning FALL 2024 


Biology Course Number Updates 

To better reflect the diversity of Biology coursework offered at UT Austin, most upper-division Biology courses will be listed under the fields of Integrative Biology (INB) or Molecular Biosciences (MBS) rather than Biology (BIO) beginning with the Fall 2024 course schedule.

An equivalency guide for all BIO courses can be found here.

  • The majority of lower-division BIO courses, BIO 325 (Genetics), and BCH 369 Biochemistry will not be affected by this change.
  • Here’s a highlight of the courses that you may be taking as a Public Health Major, BS Nutrition major, and/or as a student on a Pre-Health Track:
    BIO 326R→ MBS 326R (General Microbiology)

    BIO 326M→ MBS 326M (Medical Microbiology)

    BIO 226L→ MBS 226L (Microbiology Lab)

    BIO 365S→ INB 365S (Physiology)

    BIO 165U→ INB 165U (Physiology Lab)

    BIO 446L→ INB 446L (Anatomy)


Chemistry Department Updates

CH 120K: Heath Professions Orangic Chemistry Lab

Starting Fall 2024, the Chemistry Department will begin offering a one-hour Organic Chemistry lab called CH 120K. This course was created specifically for students who are pursuing a pre-health pathway that does not require two hours of Organic Chemistry lab. 

Registration Procedure: Interested students will need to contact Chemistry Student Services to request a seat in one of the CH 120K sections. 

Students should include the following in their email: 

  • UT EID 
  • Course name 
  • At least two unique numbers of sections that will work with their schedule

Students will not be able to register for this course on their own.

Important Note: Students are responsible for checking pre-health requirements to ensure that they are not required to take two hours of Organic Chemistry lab. CH 120K is NOT a substitute for CH 220C. 

CH 104M and CH 104N: General Chemistry Labs

Starting Fall 2024, the Chemistry Department will no longer offer CH 204. Both CH 301 and CH 302 will now have one-hour labs that accompany each course (CH 301 + CH 104M, CH 302 + CH 104N). This change was made to allow UT to stay consistent with other universities offering these same courses. 

For students who have completed CH 301 and CH 302, but did not complete CH 204 prior to this change, will be allowed to take CH 104M and CH 104N concurrently in order to complete the general chemistry lab requirement. 

CH 204 will be offered one last time in Summer 2024. 

See these pages of our website for answers to common questions:

  • Registration: Registration timeline, add/drop dates, prepping for registration

  • Forms: Q Drop, Pass/Fail, Withdrawal; Over Maximum Hours request (to request over 17 hrs in fall, or 14 hrs in summer); Time Conflict Overrides

  • Degree Plans: Sample degree plans & links to other degree planning resources 

  • Departmental (Major) Information: SoHE class updates (ex. prerequisites changes, class cancellations & time changes, common registration issues; course details, etc.)

  • FAQs: Including, how do I send a transcript from another school to UT? read this!

For CNS Non-Academic support resources, see the CNS website here.

For CNS Career Services, see their website here.


Academic advising availability:

  • Summer 2024: Advising appointments are available! Contact your academic advisor. 

How to reach us:

  • Virtual Office Hours: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/98391100392

    • Monday-Friday: 9:00am-11:30am and 1:30pm-4:00pm
  • Email

    • The best way to connect with your advisor right now is by email. See below for contact information, and always include your EID!

    • For special program like TIP, WINS, Polymathic Scholars, or Health Science Scholars - your advisor is located in a different office. See your emails for information from your academic advisor, and email headvising@austin.utexas.edu if you are unsure.

    • Be on the lookout for emails from "Human Ecology Advising" related to deadlines & advising updates.

  • Non-Human Ecology students: If you are not a Human Ecology student but have a question related to HE courses (NTR, PBH, HDF, TXA), please email headvising@austin.utexas.edu

If you do not know who your advisor is or how to make an appointment with them, please email headvising@austin.utexas.edu. Include your EID. 



The School of Human Ecology has a staff of four professional advisors to help you choose the best path to earning your degree. In your time at the University, our goal is to help you identify and pursue both life and academic experiences and skills that will help support your future career and post-graduate life.


The School of Human Ecology Advising Center provides a sensitive and welcoming environment for students. We are committed to:

  • Providing a clear understanding of academic requirements and policies
  • Supporting students in achieving academic and developmental goals
  • Encouraging the use of University resources and services
  • Educating students on degree requirements and course availability
  • Assisting with 4-year graduation rates


Academic advisors assist current HE majors with:

  • Identifying academic goals and opportunities for life experiences
  • Choice of majors and concentrations
  • Non-academic issues
  • Course selection
  • Referrals to a variety of campus resources
  • Course registration and planning for graduation


You must leave your FULL NAME and UT EID in any communication with our office in order for us to get back to you.

Location: Mary E. Gearing Hall, GEA 37. Please note: we are currently operating both remotely and in-person depending on the day.  See your advisor's scheduling link for availability or email us with any questions.

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm CST

During the first weeks of school, the Advising Center staff is available primarily by email and virtual appointments.  Check for emails from your advisor about their availability and how to schedule an appointment.  Please email headvising@austin.utexas.edu if you are unsure who your advisor is. If you are located in another time zone and the above hours do not work for you to schedule an appointment, please let us know and we will accomodate you and help get an alternate time set up. 


Graduate school program CONTACTS

    • In-Residence M.S. and PhD Programs: Abby Black, Graduate Program Administrator

The School of Human Ecology has a staff of four professional advisors to help you choose the best path to earning your degree. In your time at the University, our goal is to help you identify and pursue both life and academic experiences and skills that will help support your future career and post-graduate life.