All of our Biology majors are assigned a Biology faculty member for advising purposes. This faculty member is your primary advisor during your time at UMHB. You will go to them for pre-registration advising, drop/adds, degree audit preparation, discussing future career plans, ... essentially almost all your advising needs. Click here to find out who your Biology advisor is. (NOTICE: If you are a freshman or sophomore and have not talked with a Biology advisor yet, do so IMMEDIATELY!)
Many of our Biology students desire to attend a professional school after graduation from UMHB. If you are one of these students, there are several of the science faculty (members of the Health Professions Advisory Committee) who can give you additional information about the specific prerequisites of the professional program you are interested in. You should talk with the appropriate committee member to make sure that you have all the information necessary to maximize your chances of admission to the professional school of your choice. Their job is to keep you abreast of the most recent information concerning admission to your chosen professional program. Click here for a listing of which science faculty to see for advising in a particular health profession.
Don't let the two advisor lists above confuse you. Although Dr. Murphy, for example, is the committee advisor for pre-med, Dr. Wood is the Biology advisor for pre-med and will do all of your course advising if you are pre-med.
Always make sure that your primary Biology advisor is aware of any prerequisite courses you need to add to your degree plan. Most of the time they already are but this is YOUR future and you need to be responsible in making sure you are on the right track.
Helpful Forms & 4-Year Degree Plan Schedules
- Pre-Advising Instructions
- Pre-Advising Worksheet
- Blank Schedule
- Sample Cell Biology Plan
- Sample Organismal Biology Plan
- Sample Pre-Med/Pre-Dent Plan
- Sample Pre-Vet Plan
- Sample Pre-Physical Therapy Plan
- Sample 8-12 Life Science Certification Plan