BioSci Student Success Center

Welcome to the BioSci Student Success Center

The Biological Sciences Student Success Center provides a central location for students to locate the resources and support they need to be successful as Biology students and beyond. We recognize the range of support and resources that contribute to a positive and inclusive experience, ultimately resulting in successful graduates. 

Academic Support

As a student, you have access to a variety of academic support resources. These can take the form of tutoring in specifically difficult topics, sessions with a writing consultant, or participation in mentoring programs. These Services are for all students striving to get the most out of their education. 


Whether you are a graduate or undergraduate student, the UCSD career center has resources for you spanning preparation for graduate school to pathways for industry and government positions. Our Biology alumni inspire us to imagine what is possible beyond graduation.



Students in Biological Sciences have opportunities to develop organizational and leadership through student organizations, be in community with others of same background or interests in community centers, or to learn through mentoring programs.



UCSD provides access to laptops to students who need them. Request a loaner laptop here: 

UCSD provides free Counseling and Mental Health Resources for students. Do not hesitate to make an appointment. The Division of Biological Science also strives for a culture where students, staff, and faculty can support each other in difficult times.

UCSD has resources for students experiencing food or housing insecurity; they are here to be used so do not hesitate to seek them out.

UCSD Basic Needs

Application Form

Guidance on technology for students, including Zoom and Canvas, trouble-shooting and resources for internet access, can be found at

UCSD offers its tutoring, writing, and coaching resources remotely. Check out Academic Support Services

UCSD provides virtual writing support resources. For graduate students, there are one-on-one appointments, workshops, and a virtual writing room to be in the company of others during the writing process. Visit the Writing Hub’s Graduate Writing Services and sign up.

The Division of Biology Office for Students with Disabilities work directly with students to review needs and make accommodation’s.  They can be reached at The staff members work with the UCSD Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) which determines accommodations for students with documented disabilities. Call 534.4382 and/or email Students in need of disability accommodations for a Biology course must provide their instructor with a current Authorization for Accommodation (AFA) letter issued by OSD.

Office for the Prevention of Harassment & Discrimination (OPHD): provides assistance to students with concerns about bias, harassment, and discrimination. UCSD is committed to upholding policies regarding nondiscrimination, sexual violence and sexual harassment. Students have options for reporting incidents of sexual violence (e.g. sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking) and sexual Information about reporting options may be obtained at OPHD at (858) 534-8298,, or Students may also receive confidential assistance at the Sexual Assault Resource Center at (858) 534-5793,, or


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