All students majoring in Microbiology are required to meet with an academic advisor at least once per academic term in order to be advised for the major and cleared for registration.  Undergraduate Microbiology majors are advised in the Microbiology Department once they have completed 60 hours of coursework.  Advising appointments can be scheduled directly with the Microbiology advisor usually after the 3rd week of the semester by using SAGE (Student Advising and Guidance Expert). Prior to 60 hours, students are advised in Franklin College's Office of Academic Advising in Memorial Hall. Students who have not yet earned 60 hours are still welcome to contact the departmental advisor with questions and to request an appointment to discuss the major.  Please note: the departmental advisor cannot clear students who are below 60 hours, those who are assigned to other advisors, nor those who have not declared the Microbiology major.  Students who wish to declare Microbiology may do so on ATHENA (UGA’s student information system). 

Microbiology Advising Office Contact:  Kaitlyn Hall
Hours 8-5pm (lunch 12-1pm) with walk-in hours as listed below.

Walk-in Hours

Tuesdays 1:00 - 3:00 pm and Thursdays 10:00 -12:00 noon Rm 214A Biological Sciences

PLEASE NOTE:  Walk-in hours are for students who have specific questions or concerns; they are not for formal advising.  If you need to be advised, please schedule an appointment.  Walk-in hours are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Hours are subject to change; check on SAGE for a current schedule.


Microbiology Listserv

The Microbiology Listserv sends out information about new classes, scholarships, information sessions, internships, jobs, information on the Undergrad MIBO Graduation program, as well as many other opportunities for students. If you currently have 60 hours and have not been receiving departmental emails, please contact to be added the Microbiology Undergraduate Listserv.

Graduation Checks

If you are a Microbiology major with over 80 hours, you are eligible for a graduation check.  During a graduation check, a graduation advisor will look over your degree audit to make sure that you are on track to graduate during your preferred graduation date.  To schedule a graduation check, please email the Graduation Certification Office at or call them at (706) 542-1522.  


If you need a pre- or co-requisite override, please email Kaitlyn Hall with your 81 number, the course for which you want to register and the reason for the override.  Overrides are subject to departmental approval.