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Spring 2018 Registration:

It is that time again!  Registration for Spring will be starting shortly.  We are recommending that you prepare carefully ahead of time.  We have posted information on this page that should help you plan for the upcoming semester.

Updates on BIO Course Offerings

  1. For any registration issues/requests, please contact Lynette Giordano ( Lynette. . Emails must include your Student ID number.
  2. The Biology department will again be offering a section of  CAR  210  this spring semester (Section 2, Fridays 11:30-12:50 PM).  This section of this 1 credit course is designed for U2, U3, or U4 standing BIO, BCH, BCP and other Life Sciences majors who wish to explore career fields and internship opportunities.  The course will address different career paths in the Life Sciences, the career decision process, and how to prepare for the workforce through use of online resources, an alumni panel, informational interviews, and attendance of a job fair.  This section requires department consent; to register please email Kira Schultheiss ( for permission.  This section of the course runs for 10 weeks.
  3. PHY 121 and PHY 122 are now 4-credit courses (increased from 3 credits).  The PHY 123 and 124 labs (previously 1-credit courses will be incorporated as the 4th credit in PHY 121 and PHY 122 and will no longer be offered separately.
  4. The following biology courses will be changing course code beginning in the Fall 2017-Spring 2018 Academic year:
  •             -Human Genetics: BIO 302 will be listed as EBH 302
  •             -Advanced Human Genetics: BIO 303 will be listed as EBH 370
  •             -Genomics: BIO 304 will be listed as EBH 380
  •             -Genomics Laboratory: BIO 305 will be listed as EBH 381
  •             -Behavioral Ecology: BIO 359 will be listed as EBH 359
  •            -Evolution of the Human Brain: ANP 316 will be listed as EBH 316

    *All re-designated courses will still be accepted toward the BIO major as before*


Spring 2018 Course Schedule: Click to see the Spring 2018 course listings through the Registrar

 BIO Advising Appointments:

BIO advising appointments can be made in SSC Campus.    Please note that we will not be accepting walk-in appointments.

Biology Course Retake


Please note new university rules for course re-take permission:

  1. Students taking a course for the second time will no longer need advisor permission. 
  2. Students registering for classes for the first time will still have priority through January 16th for the Spring 2018 semester.  Re-takers will not be able to register for the course until January 16th whether the course is High Demand (HDCA) or not.
  3. The current policy of petitioning for re-take permission through Academic Advising for a third or more attempt remains in place

Biology Course Registration Issues - See Lynette Giordano 

If you have any problems registering for BIO courses, then make sure to contact Lynette Giordano immediately (location 109 CMM/BLL - email - phone 631-632-8530). Some of our courses (i.e., BIO 201, BIO 202, BIO 205, BIO 207, BIO 315, BIO 358) may have reserved seats. Some courses (e.g., BIO 475, 476, 486, 487, 488, 489) will require departmental permission. Ms. Giordano can assist you with any such issues.  Certain BIO lab courses (BIO 335, BIO 365 and BIO 366) also require students to contact Ms. Giordano for enrollment permission.

Course Offerings by Semester 

You may want to see the history of Biology Major/Minor course offerings over the last several years. If you are considering postponing a course until next year, then this file may suggest when it will be offered again. You should always double check with a Biology Advisor.


Declaration of Specialization

All Biology majors must officially declare a specialization before graduation. As noted above, registration in some courses can depend on your declared specialization.  Students may stop by the Undergraduate Biology program office after that date to fill out a major declaration form.  Major/specialization changes at that time will be effective for the Spring 2018 semester.


December 2017 Degree Candidates

December Degree Candidates: Please make sure to submit your completed Upper Division Writing Requirement Form and graded lab report/term paper to us as soon as possible.  If no re-writes are required, this step may take 3-4 weeks.  We will not be able to clear you for graduation until all requirements have been met.


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