First- and Second-Year Advising
All first-and second-year students in the Biology Department are assigned a professional academic advisor. These majors include: Biological Sciences, Medical Biology, and Medical Biology/Pre-Physician Assistant. Academic advising gives students the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of:
- Major specific and core required courses
- Course selection, registration, and academic plans
- Adjusting to the academic transition to college
- Minors or secondary majors
- Building internships and study abroad into your academic plan
- On-campus resources available at UNE
You are encouraged to schedule appointments to meet with your advisor on a regular basis and not just in the weeks preceding the registration process.
During your first two years, a member of the Biology Department faculty will serve as your secondary advisor. After the conclusion of your first two years, a faculty advisor will take over as your primary advisor for the remainder of your undergraduate studies. Faculty advisors are a great resource for information on curriculum-specific questions, research opportunities, and to provide insight into graduate programs or career options in your field of interest.
Mandatory Pre-Registration Advising Meetings*
As a student in the Biology department, you are required to attend mandatory pre-registration advising appointments with your primary advisor in the fall and spring. You will be given an alternate pin number to use at the time of registration and will receive an email with details on how to sign up for these meetings. Until you attend a mandatory advising meeting, you will not have access to register for classes in the following semester.
Pre-registration advising meetings must be completed during mid-October through mid-November of your fall semester and mid-March through mid-April of your spring semester.
*A drop-in appointment, faculty advisor meeting, or an appointment with a peer advisor will NOT complete this requirement.
Assistant Director of Pre-Health Advising James Gaffney works with all students interested in applying to a graduate school in the health professions.