Advisement & Registration

Advising

As stated in the 2014 - 2015 Undergraduate Catalog:

The Department of Biology has two programs of courses-one leading to a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in biology and one to a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in biology.  In addition, the Master of Science with a major in biology is also offered.  The department also participates in several pre-professional programs such as pre-dental hygiene, pre-occupational therapy, pre-physical therapy, pre-respiratory therapy, pre-optometry, and medical technology.

Specifically, faculty specialties for career and department advising is as follows:

Professional Programs

Faculty Advisors

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Agricultural Sciences

Dr. Cantonwine

 

Pre-Anesthesiologist Assistant

Dr. Loughry

Pre-Anesthesiologist Assistant Flyer

Animal Behavioral

Drs. Loughry, McDonough, Mott, and Reece

 

Aquatic Biology

Drs. Nienow, Mott, Waters, and Reece      

 

Biology Teacher

Dr. Jones

 

Biomedical/Pharmaceutical Science

Dr. Gannon

 

Ecology

Drs. Bergstrom and Cantonwine

 

Ecology of Infectious Diseases

Drs. Turco, Lockhart, and Blackmore

 

General Biology

All faculty members

 

Genetics Biotechnology

Drs. Elder and Ring

 

Marine Biology

Drs. Grove, Bielmyer-Fraser, and Henkel

 

Microbiology

Drs. Turco and Calestani

 

Pre-Occupational Therapy

Drs. Fort and Grove  

Pre-Occupational Therapy Flyer

Pre-Physical Therapy

Drs. Fort and Grove   

Pre-Physical Therapy Flyer

Pre-Physician Assistant

Drs. Goddard and Chambers

General Info. on P.A.'s and
Pre-Physician Assistant Flyer

Plant Sciences

Drs. Cantonwine and Carter

 

Pre-Dentistry

Drs. Nienow and Anderson

Pre-Dentistry Flyer and
Dental Hygiene Flyer

Pre-Medicine

Drs. Blackmore, Elder, Lockhart, Ring, Fort, Kang, Uyeno, and Croteau

Pre-Medical Program at VSU Flyer
Pre-Medical Flyer Medical Technology Flyer and
Letter of Evaluation Form

Pre-Optometry

Drs. Goddard and Carter

Pre-General Optometry Info and
Pre-Optometry flyer

Pre-Veterinary

Drs. Doscher and Waters

Pre-Veterinary Flyer

Pre-Respiratory Therapy

Drs. Fort and Grove                               

Pre-Respiratory Therapy Flyer

Advising Week for Fall 2015

Wondering who your advisor is? Visit our FAQ page.

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Biology Majors, please note:  All of Dr. Bielmyer-Frasier and Dr. Grove Advisee's should come by the Biology office (Bailey Science Center room 2035) to get a temporary advisor to sign up with for Fall 2015 Advising Week.

Biology's General Advisor

For specific advising questions please refer to the above listed advisers.  For general biology advising questions please contact Biology's General Advisor, Ms. Macey C. Nester.

Centralized Advising

Centralized Advising is for all freshmen who have 0 to 30 credit hours. Biology majors with more than 30 credit hours should get advised by their assigned advisor during advising week.  Refer to Advising FAQ's below to find out who your advisor is.  In the Centralized Advising center there is a specific advisor assigned to each department for individual student advising.  Biology's assigned Centralized Advising Advisor is Mr. Kirk Johnson.  He can be reached at telephone number (229) 333-5442.  Mr. Johnson's office is temporarily located in Pine Hall RM 154. Temporary Map

Beginning Biology Sophomores Transition Advising Procedures

Congratulations on selecting BIOLOGY as your major here at Valdosta State University!

Now that you have completed a successful 1st year here at VSU, it is time to make your transition from the freshmen Centralized Advising center over to your selected major department--Biology!

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Requirements for a second bachelor’s degree

Complete all science and math courses required for the biology degree. As for the core, a new student to VSU from another state only has to meet the legislative requirements (US/GA History and US/GA Constitution) and complete Area F for their major. They do not have to do anything else within the core. Most students do the exemption exams in the testing office to satisfy the legislative requirements

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Recommended Four-Year Program of Study for Full-Time Students