The small number of students in the MBB major allows the department to closely monitor the progress of each student in the major and provide individual advice to help them through their undergraduate education and onto their chosen career path.
MBB students are required meet their academic advisors several times during their junior and senior years. To register for independent research courses students must obtain a signature from their academic advisor each semester. These interactions provide the advisors with opportunities to monitor how well the students are progressing through their course work and research.
In addition to their departmental advisor, each MBB student also has a research mentor in the laboratory they are performing their independent research projects. Students often meet with these mentors several times a week to discuss their research results and progress. The research mentors are also able to advise students on opportunities to help them in their career paths and goals.