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Fall 2011:

  1. Mid-term grades should be out—If you are not happy with the grade received, you still have half or more of the course points to come, so try to do better, get help, etc.   

  2. Courses offered only in Spring or Fall—or every other year are listed on the webpage and in the hall display near the west stairwell. 

Spring 2012 BraveWeb Information:

  1. Classes are up on BraveWeb now for the Spring 2012 semester.

  2. Pin numbers — some faculty will email them, others will only give them out in person. Email or see your advisor to see which.  When students can register?  Basically starting:          
    1. Seniors/Graduate level—Monday, 24th of October   
    2. Juniors: 25th  
    3. Sophomores: 26th
    4. Freshmen: 27th

  3. Look for classes on BraveWeb under:
    1. Biology
    2. Biology Lab
    3. Biology Special Topics
    4. Environmental Science
    5. Biotechnology
    6. Science Education

  4. Courses offered ONLY in SPRING 2012:
    (not offered again until 2013 or 2014):



  • BIO 2500 Ornithology
  • BIO 3190 Animal Parasitology
  • BIO 3400 Plant Systematics
  • BIO 3420 Pollution Ecology
  • BIO 4950 Biology Seminar
  • BIO 5350 Evolutionary Zoology


  • BIOS 3030 Molecular Biology Principles & Techniques



  • ENV 2300 Field Zoology
  • ENV 3200 Soils and Hydrology


Also note that BIO 4200 Marine Biology will be offered in Summer II.  See Dr. Jernigan for more information.

General Information:

  1. We have a new concentration entitled: Pre-Physical / Pre-Occupational Therapy.  Check it if you think you might be interested.  If so, you should do a change of major form pretty soon and perhaps change advisors.
  2. Program check sheets online or by biology office (take one).  Try to work out your schedule on your own using this as a guide.  Hard to imagine a standard schedule for each degree.  Biology Webpage is a great source of information.
  3. A 2.0 AVERAGE in major is what is required.  Not 2.0 in every course, though that would be good of course.       
  4. Don’t be afraid to drop a course if needed, just don’t make a habit of it.
  5. You need to be taking Lab Courses all along (as in all four years).
  6. Our BIO 4950 Science Seminar is offered in the spring.  A great 1 hour course for Juniors and Seniors. 
  7. To repeat, the new BIO 1060 Exploring Life’s Diversity is NOT a majors course.  It will not count toward your degree except as free elective hours—NOT as a required biology elective hours.
  8. BIO 4990 Students need to plan a project with an instructor before requesting to be registered for these hours.  Only the Chair can get you registered for 4990 hours with instructor approval.
  9. Another way to get involved in student research is through the RISE program with Dr. Poage.  You will need to see him and/or watch for flyers about RISE meetings.    
  10. Biology Club—see Dr. Santisteban or Dr. Roe.
  11. TriBeta—see Dr. McCracken  or Dr. Pereira.
  12. Science Education (undergraduate) -- see Prof. Mary Ash
  13. Science Education (graduate) -- see Dr. Hagevik.
  14. Health Careers Access Program (HCAP) Sylvia Johnson (ext. 6493). For meeting times and brochures, see Dept. Administrative Assistant Teresa Lowery.
  15. HCOP is no longer available, and Sheila Brayboy is no longer with the University.

Updated: Monday, January 23, 2012

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