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Peer Consulting

Peer Consulting is a program where each Life Sciences underclassman participant will be matched with an experienced Life Sciences upperclassman in the same major and/or career path. The upperclassman will act as a guide and offer information about class planning, major questions, volunteer opportunities, research, internships, and career planning. An application is required . Underclassmen participants are referred to as "Consultees," and the experienced upperclassmen are referred to as "Consultants." Consultants will earn 1.0 graded credit hour of LFSCI 190R, Peer Consulting.

The goals of the Life Sciences Peer Consulting program are to:

  • Bridge the gap between new students and the resources of the College of Life Sciences
  • Create a cooperative, supportive community in the College of Life Sciences for all students
  • Provide students across the college with an individualized resource to help them be as successful as possible in achieving their academic and career goals
  • Improve the preparation of BYU students for post-graduate programs

To qualify as a Peer Consultant, students must have been in their same Life Science major for at least 3 semesters, be in good academic standing, and submit an application. For more information, please email

Winter 2021 application deadline: December 7, 2020 (11:59 pm)

Application link coming week of November 7th. If you applied to have a consultant, watch for an email the week of December 28, 2020 to find out who your consultant is. Then please watch for an email from your consultant, and plan to respond. For more information, please email
Application link will be emailed to eligible Life Sciences students the week of October 19th! If you submitted an application, you will be notified the week of December 21, 2020 if you were selected. If you did not receive an application and would like to apply, please email For more information, please email
Kick-off Event
Fall 2020 Kick-off Event
Thursday, September 10, 2020
View photos of the Winter 2020 Kick-off here!
Peer Consulting Promo