Mellon College of Science
Office of Undergraduate Affairs
1324 Doherty Hall
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
03-231 Biochemistry I
My primary responsibility to MCS is advising the incoming class of first-year students and assisting in the advising and
mentoring of upperclass students. First-year science students, because they have no official departmental affiliation, are
advised through the MCS Office of Undergraduate Affairs (that's Eric Grotzinger aided by Katya Malkin) which operates as
part of the MCS Dean's Office. The Office of Undergraduate Affairs is located in Doherty Hall 1324 and should be considered
"home base" for first-year science students as they make decisions about curricula and majors or seek information about
courses, academic requirements, and scheduling of classes.
Before spring break, first-year students in MCS choose a major and are assigned a departmental advisor. These assignments are communicated to them via email or campus mail. First-year students who are undecided about their major continued to be advised by Eric Grotzinger until they choose a major in the sophomore year.
The MCS Office of Undergraduate Affairs provides assistance to those upperclass science students whose advising needs
can't be met solely in their departments, as well as to students from colleges other than MCS who have interests in MCS
courses or programs. It also monitors the academic progress of all undergraduate science students.