The Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology student receives one-on-one advising and guidance during his/her rigorous four year degree. The program has several faculty serving as advisors from many departments in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and other areas on campus. Your advisor will assist you with class scheduling and degree requirements. Advisors discuss opportunities for internships, scholarships and research experiences, career goals and occasionally help students find part-time jobs on campus.

Advising for Incoming Students

For incoming freshmen and transfer students, advisors from the Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology program will meet incoming studentsEsther Fleming advising students during a see blue U orientation. at their see blue. U orientation advising session during merit weekends in March and summer advising conferences during June and July. 
During the fall semester of the freshman year, freshmen students will be advised during the classtime of ABT 101 by program advisors. In the spring semester of the freshman year, freshmen students will be assigned a permanent advisor.  Your permanent advisor will remain your advisor until your graduation from UK.

Advising for Transfer Students

For your intial semester in Ag and Medical Biotech, please contact Esther Fleming,, the ABT Academic Coordinator or Dr. Lou Hirsch, the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the program.  Once you have completed your first semester in ABT, you will be assigned to a permanent advisor.

Advising for the Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology Program

For any questions regarding advising in the Ag & Medical Biotechnology Program, please contact Dr. Lou Hirsch, or Esther Fleming,

Research Mentors

Dr. Perry reviewing plant conditions with student.Each student in the Ag and Medical Biotech program is required to perform an independent research project or internship. The student begins this process by selecting a faculty research mentor. Any faculty member of the university who has an active research program relating to some aspect of biotechnology may serve as a research mentor. The research mentor may or may not be a student's advisor.

Additional Advising

Pre-Professional and Pre-Veterinary students must carefully select coursework as required for their professional schools.  Please contact specific area of interest for more detailed advising information.

Need Advising Help Fast?

Questions about UK Core, degree requirements, specialty support courses or your Degree Audit?  Contact Esther Fleming,, for help with all your advising questions.