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Advising

As stated in the 2016 - 2017 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

Helpful Links

Agricultural Sciences

Dr. Cantonwine

 

Pre-Anesthesiologist Assistant

Dr. Loughry

Pre-Anesthesiologist Assistant Flyer

Animal Behavioral

Drs. Loughry and McDonough

 

Aquatic Biology

Dr. Nienow

 

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 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

Pre-Physician Assistant General Info and
Pre-Physician Assistant Flyer

Plant Sciences

Drs. Cantonwine and Carter

 

Pre-Dentistry

Drs. Nienow and Anderson

Pre-Dentistry Flyer

Pre-Medicine

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

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

Pre-Optometry

Drs. Goddard and Carter

Pre-Optometry General Info and
Pre-Optometry flyer

Pre-Veterinary

Dr. Doscher

Pre-Veterinary Flyer

Pre-Respiratory Therapy

Drs. Fort and Grove                               

Advising Week for Fall 2017

Biology Majors:

Please read the flyer below for Biology’s Fall 2017 Advising Week information.  If you are not a Biology major please contact your major’s department for advising week information.

Biology Majors, please note that you should check Banner to see who your advisor is because your advisor may have changed this semester.

Wondering who your advisor is? Visit our FAQ page.

Advising Week Flyer Fall 2017 | Before and After You Get Advised Flyer

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. Brittney T. Lumpkin.  Ms. Lumpkin's office hours are listed on the "Contact US" web page.

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 Dr. Beverley Richardson-Blake.  She can be reached at telephone number (229) 245-4378.  Dr. Blake's office is located in room number 1218 of the University Center South.  The location can be accessed through entrances 6 (the entrance where the bus stop is located) and 7 of the University Center (the entrance facing N. Patterson St.).

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

Click hyperlink to get informative flyer!

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

Advising Forms

Advising Resources

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