announcements and important info
Fall 2012 BraveWeb Information:
- Classes are up on BraveWeb now for the Fall 2012 semester.
- Pin numbers — some faculty will email them, others will only give them out in person. Email or see your advisor to see which.
- Look for classes on BraveWeb under:
- Biology Lab
- Biology Special Topics
- Environmental Science
- Science Education
New Writing Requirement:
For students who entered under, or switched to the 2011-2012 or later catalogs, the new Quality Enhancement Writing Plan will apply—see catalog pages 33-34. You are required to take two writing enriched (WE) courses, and one writing in the discipline (WD) course totaling 9 hours to meet graduation requirements.
WE courses need not be biology or science courses, and some of these may count as your general education requirements. WD courses will need to be biology or science writing courses. Biology will have a WD course available in Spring 2013. Course sections must be labeled WE or WD in BraveWeb or they will not fulfill this requirement.
- We have a new concentration entitled: Pre-Physical / Pre-Occupational Therapy. Check it if you think you might be interested. If so, you should do a change of major form pretty soon and perhaps change advisors.
- Program check sheets online or by biology office (take one). Try to work out your schedule on your own using this as a guide. Hard to imagine a standard schedule for each degree. Biology Webpage is a great source of information.
- A 2.0 AVERAGE in major is what is required. Not 2.0 in every course, though that would be good of course.
- Don’t be afraid to drop a course if needed, just don’t make a habit of it.
- You need to be taking Lab Courses all along (as in all four years).
- Our BIO 4950 Science Seminar is offered in the spring. A great 1 hour course for Juniors and Seniors.
- To repeat, the new BIO 1060 Exploring Life’s Diversity is NOT a majors course. It will not count toward your degree except as free elective hours—NOT as a required biology elective hours.
- BIO 4990 Students need to plan a project with an instructor before requesting to be registered for these hours. Only the Chair can get you registered for 4990 hours with instructor approval.
- Another way to get involved in student research is through the RISE program with Dr. Poage. You will need to see him and/or watch for flyers about RISE meetings.
- Biology Club—see Dr. Santisteban or Dr. Roe.
- TriBeta—see Dr. McCracken or Dr. Pereira.
- Science Education (undergraduate) -- see Prof. Mary Ash
- Science Education (graduate) -- see Dr. Hagevik.
- Health Careers Access Program (HCAP) Sylvia Johnson (ext. 6493). For meeting times and brochures, see Dept. Administrative Assistant Teresa Lowery.
- HCOP is no longer available, and Sheila Brayboy is no longer with the University.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012