Department of Biology


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. (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. 

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

Health Professions Information

Allied Health Professions

Pre-Health Professions Academy

Departmental Contact: Dr. Kathleen Wood (
Address:  900 College Street, UMHB Station Box 8432, Belton, TX 76513
Phone: (254) 295-4214