Summer session is approaching!

March 25th, 2015

Make sure you sign up for those summer courses soon! Remember our Advising center is open to Neuroscience & Biology Students! Come on in and one of our advisors will be happy to help.

Making Your Schedule Can Be a Breeze

March 23rd, 2015

Hi Biology and Neuroscience Majors!

As Summer and Fall 2015 enrollment approaches I wanted to remind you of MyNEVADA’s new Schedule Planner tool. This new tool can help you create your Fall 2015 class schedule more easily than ever!  

This Schedule Planner tool can help you create a class schedule in a few easy steps:

  • Enter the classes you wish to take and breaks you need for club meetings or practices.
  • All possible schedule combinations will be generated for you. Then you can view each schedule for important prerequisite requirements, available seats and department consent class information.  You can even compare schedule possibilities.
  • Once you have found the perfect schedule, you can send it back to MyNEVADA and finish enrolling.

Just in case you are a little confused there is a complete online tutorial on how to use the Schedule Planner tool please visit MyNevada Help or email with any general questions.

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March 13th, 2015

Hello UNR Biology and Neuroscience students! You all should be getting your advising appointments from Admissions and Records or looking  at your enrollment dates on MyNevada. Remember you are able to come into our Advising center in room SFB 204-C to use our beautiful Macs and sign up for classes!

Signing up for Summer Courses!

February 25th, 2015

Based on your class standing, you will be able to register for Summer 2015 classes beginning on these dates:

  • Honors/Athletes: March 23, 8–10 a.m.
  • Graduate Students: March 23, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Seniors: March 24–25, all day
  • Juniors: March 26, all day
  • Sophomores: March 27, 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
  • Freshmen: March 27, 1–5 p.m.
  • Open Enrollment (Graduate Special/Non-degree): March 30

Take Global Health Courses Abroad in Belize! Summer Application due Mar. 15!

February 24th, 2015

Hey UNR students!
Are you interested in earning some credits in just two weeks during your summer or even wintermester?

These courses offer students exposure to a variety of ways of viewing health practices, the delivery of services and exposure to national policies.  For full details on our courses and the syllabus for each course, please click on the links below to our website at  Class sizes are limited to 12 students to provide the best learning experience.

Summer sessions run through June and July and are designed for students to take courses back to back for six credits and a month in Belize.   A two week course is $2,825 and the two course session is $4,450.  Airfare is not included.  Transcripts are issued from Sacred Heart College in San Ignacio, Belize or for those students needing transcripts from a US university, click here for details.  If summer doesn’t work, we offer these same classes during the winter break, December 26, 2015 – January 9, 2016 and January 9- 23, 2016.  Our summer application deadline is March 15 and classes fill up fast.

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We have a Facebook Page!

February 20th, 2015

We have created a forum to connect current students and alumni, as well as a place to find updates on current events within the College of Science.

You can find us at:

Make sure to spread the word!

2015 Academic Advising Referrals

February 20th, 2015


CoS Academic Advisors:

Steve Calhoun (A-K), Office: DMSC 302-B, Contact by email at

Walk-in Advising Hours: Tuesday 1:30pm-4:30pm or Wednesday 9:30am-12:30pm

Gina Sella (L-Z). Office: DMSC 302-A, Contact by email at

Walk-in Advising Hours: Wednesday 12:30pm-3:3pm or Thursday 9:30am-12:30pm

Students can also visit the CoS webpage and schedule an advising appointment!

>60 units completed (with a UNR cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher):

Dr. Elena Pravosudova
Advisor for junior and senior biology and neuroscience majors in good academic standing with last names beginning with A through G.

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Spring 2015 Peer Advising Program!

February 11th, 2015

Hi Biology and Neuroscience majors! Welcome to the UNR Peer Advising blog! We will be posting blogs about advising-related issues consistently throughout the semester and invite you to email us at, or use the LiveChat option on this website to ask your Peer Advisors about any questions you have regarding major requirements, general elective recommendations, upper division electives, enrollment advice, academic planning, and so on! We also have drop-in advising hours throughout the week so feel free to visit us in SFB 204!

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Think you are Honors material? There’s still time!

April 10th, 2014

Hey guys! If you are still interested in joining the Honors Program, you should highly consider applying! You don’t have to be an incoming first year student. Continuing University students can still apply and get into the program! You need at least a 3.65 GPA on a 4.0 Scale (this is unweighted). The application process consists of a 500 word essay on a topic of your choice to show the Honors Admissions Committee that you have passion and commitment to academic excellence! You also need two letters of recommendation from at least two professors or any faculty that is familiar with your academic background. Finally, you have to submit your University Transcript. Once accepted, you will meet with an Honors Program Advisor and discuss any honors credits you need to take to graduate with Honors! During the duration of your Honors college experience you will have to do community service, maintain a 3.25 gpa, and complete a Honors Senior Thesis. One major perk of being in the Honors College is being one of the first students to be able to enroll in classes! You don’t have to worry about classes closing or being wait listed! So consider the Honors Program because from what i’ve heard, it is a great experience! Good luck on midterms and finals!

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College of Science Professional School Advising

April 10th, 2014

Are you ready for professional school? Have you thought about continuing your education by going on to medical school, dental school, pharmacy school, or even a specific type of graduate program? I would highly encourage anyone who is thinking about applying to a professional school to meet with the College of Science Professional Advisor, Pat Wilson. Applying for professional schools may be an overwhelming concept. The College of Science Professional School Advising assists students with developing a timeline and application strategy. An organized timeline is key to a successful application. Have you ever wondered if your resume is truly professional or if your personal statement is strong enough? The professional advising center will gladly read over and critique any document you may have questions about. Take the time to put together a strong application and make an appointment with Pat Wilson. Are you already past the application period and onto the interview stage? Pat Wilson is great at conducting mock interviews! You can never be over prepared for an interview. Don’t let yourself be caught off guard with an unexpected interview question. Pat Wilson offers individual advising sessions as well as seminars. If you have a free moment go sit in on one of her sessions. You will not be disappointed. Professional applications are stressful, but knowing you have a professional advisor on your side makes applying a lot easier.

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