Registration Information

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It is that time again! Registration for 2016 Summer and Fall will be starting shortly. We are recommending that you prepare carefully ahead of time. On this page we have posted information that should help you prepare for the upcoming registration(s) of Biology Major and Minor courses.

Suggested Semester Schedule for BIO Majors - Click here to see the suggested semester schedule for BIO Majors, as a function of your Math Placement Level.

Registration Appointment Schedule - Here you can now find information about your approximate enrollment appointment date for Summer and Fall 2016 registration.

Summer 2016 Course Schedules- See the Summer 2016 course offerings.  

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 110 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. 

What should you do if a given BIO course has no seats available for you? If the course has a SOLAR waitlist then please make sure to place yourself on that. If the course does not have such a waitlist or if you have other BIO registration concerns, then please contact Ms. Giordano right away (110 CMM/BLL,, 631-632-8530).  

Biology Course Retake
We start processing retake requests for BIO courses on April 4th. Summer 2016 retakes (2nd attempt) do NOT require retake permission. Fall 2016 BIO retakes require permission from UG BIO.

Beginning on April 4th, 2016, re-take requests will be processed on a walk-in basis during the following specific times: Mondays 9:00-11:00 AM, Tuesdays 3:00-5:00 PM and Fridays 4:00-5:00 PM.  Students who are coming in solely for re-take permission and do not need extensive scheduling/advising help should come during these times, and should NOT make an appointment.  If you need re-take permission and are unable to come during the specified times, please add yourself to the waitlist on  When adding yourself to the waitlist, include in the comments that you are requesting re-take permission and a few alternative times that you are available.  We will try to accommodate you if possible.

If this is the third or more attempt, an appointment must be made online at to see an advisor as a petition process is necessary.  Make sure to check the Academic and Transfer Services page for the up-to-date course retake policy

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 help you guess when it will be offered again. NOTE: You should double check with a Biology Advisor.

Biology Advising 
We strongly recommend that you make an appointment to see a Biology Advisor as soon as possible to make sure your academic plans are putting you on the path towards timely graduation. We will undoubtedly be fully booked for appointments once registration begins, so please do not wait! An advising appointment can be made at  Please note that we will not be accepting walk-ins other than for re-take requests during the specified times.  All other students must make an appointment online to see an advisor.

General Education Information and Advising
For General Education requirements, please make sure to see an advisor in Academic and Transfer Advising Services

May/August 2016 Degree Candidates
Finally, May/August Degree Candidates: Please make sure to get 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, then this step usually takes at least 3-4 weeks. We will not be able to clear you for graduation until ALL requirements have been met.

In addition, all Biology majors must officially declare a specialization before graduation.  If any degree candidates have not declared a specialization, please stop by the Undergraduate Biology program office as soon as possible to fill out a major declaration form.  No appointment necessary! 

Undergraduate Biology, 107-112 CMM/BLL, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5110 - 631 632-8530, 631-632-1680 (fax)

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