BIO-intended undergraduate students and BIO majors and minors have the benefit of an advisement structure that delivers expert guidance at every academic stage. It is recommended that students meet with an academic advisor at least once each semester to discuss progress toward timely degree completion.
Once accepted into the BIO major, students are also assigned a faculty advisor within the Department of Biological Sciences.
Ms. Vickie Searight, the undergraduate secretary, is primarily responsible for managing student records and for handling course registration and other administrative matters.
Ms. Brandi McKnight and Ms. Rebecca Leach, the undergraduate advisors, are responsible for consultative management of student program planning in BIO. They hold student advisement hours by individual appointment.
Ms. Searight, Ms. McKnight and Ms. Leach are all available in 109 Cooke Hall, and can be reached individually at:
Ms. Vickie Searight, Tel:645-4905; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Brandi McKnight, Tel: 645-4902; email: email@example.com
Ms. Rebecca Leach, Tel: 645-4914; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional advising for all BIO-intended and BIO major and minor students: Dr. Grayson Snyder (373A Cooke Hall; Tel: 645-4939; email: email@example.com has regularly-scheduled walk-in hours for student advising.
For BIO-intended majors (and any other undergraduate students who are not yet accepted into the BIO major or minor programs): contact natural science advisors Ms. Pam Wendling, Mr. Mike Kustreba or Mr. Joe Syracuse in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) advising office in 275 Park Hall, or call 645-6883 to schedule a personal appointment.
Prehealth Advising Office for students interested in post-graduate training for careers in health professions (medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, etc.). For information, visit the Prehealth Advising website.
If you still wondering: What major should you choose? How do you get an on campus or part-time job? When should you start planning your career path? The UB Career Services Office can help you get the answers you need — and the opportunities you deserve — and they provide guidance with resumes and job searches.
We encourage our students to take full advatage of UB Career Services.