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 www.isisbelize.com.  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:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/UNR-Biology-Neuroscience/942325062453613

Make sure to spread the word!

 

2015 Academic Advising Referrals

February 20th, 2015

BIOLOGY MAJORS

CoS Academic Advisors:

Steve Calhoun (A-K), Office: DMSC 302-B, Contact by email at scalhoun@unr.edu

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 gsella@unr.edu

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 bionscadvise@gmail.com, 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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Your Living Situation for the 2014-2015 School Year

April 10th, 2014

Hello Biology and Neuroscience Majors!

So the semester is close to coming to an end and I hope it is occurring in a successful manner for you all. That being said, you may want to start thinking about your living situation for the 2014-2015 school year. Many of you have enjoyed living in the dorms during your first year but you may have found that for financial or other reasons you do not want to live on campus any longer. You need to take a lot of things into consideration when making such a decision. If you do not have your own transportation I suggest looking at the apartment or house options near campus that are at walking distance from the school. You will also need to decide if you will have room mates, and if so will you seek out friends or are you willing to be placed with random people that you do not know beforehand. You need to decide whether the friends you may want to live with would be influential in how your studying at home may be. Although you may have a really fun partying friend that you would love to be roommates with, remember that at this point in your academic career studying and having good grades should be a top priority. You should still keep your friendship but maybe opt to room with an individual that is more concerned with doing well in school as that may influence your own study habits as well.

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Final Exams are Almost Here

April 10th, 2014

Although finals seem far away, keep in mind they are now quickly approaching. The most important thing to do is go through your syllabus and make sure none of your finals overlap. If your exams do overlap, go to your professor immediately and ask to rearrange the date/time.

Next, make a plan of action. Know when you need to start studying for which classes because it will be shocking when you wait until the week before exams to start studying for four final exams.

Finals are overwhelming of course, but keep in mind a few other details. Drink a lot of water, I find it more helpful than caffeine because you won’t crash. Take time to find a location best suited for you to study. The library computers fill fast during this time so think ahead as to where you want to study because you may have to stake out a spot! Lastly don’t forget to do something you enjoy each day this will keep your anxiety down, and your confidence up.

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MyNevada Schedule Planner

April 9th, 2014

Hello again Biology and Neuroscience Majors!

Today I wanted to share with you an awesome feature among many in the MyNevada arsenal. This new tool quickly became my favorite after one use, and I have shared it with all my friends, and now I’d love to share it with you. If you venture into the depths of your MyNevada account, under the Student Dashboard you’ll find a group of links looking like this:

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The best decision of your college registration life is about to be made. All you have to do is click on the bottom link called ‘Schedule Planner’, and the world opens up. Make sure you have pop-ups unblocked for this, and proceed to ‘click here’ to begin the journey.
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