Declaring your biology major

Don Dearborn and two biology majors (wearing their very snappy biology hats) working in lab.

Congratulations! We are very excited that you have decided to declare your major in biology!

Bates has a general procedure for declaring majors and you can find out that information here (FAQS) and in the catalog under which you matriculated.

Bio majors should make an appointment to see the biology department chair, Don Dearborn (x6107 or email to ddearbor) at which time any remaining administrative tasks will be completed and you will be assigned an academic advisor from the biology department faculty. As a welcome into the Bates biology community, you will be given a biology hat courtesy of the department. We hope you’ll wear it proudly and often!

Welcome to biology!!