Academic Advising

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.

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ACADEMIC ADVISING STAFF

ACADEMIC ADVISING FOR ACCEPTED MAJORS

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 Engasser, the undergraduate advisors, are responsible for consultative management of student program planning in BIO.  They hold student advisement hours by individual appointment.

We invite you to contact our academic advising staff for further information.

ACADEMIC ADVISING FOR INTENDED MAJORS

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 an appointment.

ACADEMIC ADVISING FOR PRE-HEALTH MAJORS

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.

UB CAREER SERVICES

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.