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Academic Advising

All Biology majors should consult with a faculty advisor on issues such as course selection.  When you contact your faculty advisor to set up an appointment, please include days/times during regular business hours that you are available to meet - this can expedite the process of establishing an appointment.

Are you a new freshman?  New freshman advising information here.

Are you a new transfer student?  New transfer advising information here.

The Biology and Neuroscience Peer Advising Center can be contacted by email, phone (775 784 8200), or by dropping in to SFB 204 (schedule here).  The Biology and Neuroscience Peer Advising Program also has a blog on which students can chat with a peer advisor.

All new/continuing freshmen, sophomores, new transfer students, students declaring a new major, and probation students will be advised by:
Steve Calhoun - last names beginning with A-K
Gina Sella - last names beginning with L-Z

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

  • Office: SFB 202
  • Office hours by appointment.
  • Contact by phone: (775) 784-1704 or by e-mail at epravosudova@unr.edu

Dr. Josh Stevenson
Advisor for junior and senior biology majors in good academic standing with last names beginning with H through P.

Dr. Jennifer Hollander
Advisor for junior and senior biology majors in good academic standing with last names beginning with Q through Z.

  • Office: SFB 210
  • Office hours by appointment.
  • Contact by phone at (775) 784-1793 or by e-mail at jhollander@unr.edu

Dr. Pamela Sandstrom
Advisor for junior and senior neuroscience majors in good academic standing with the last names beginning with A-K (L-Z will be advised by the Psychology department).

  • Office SFB 207
  • Office hours by appointment
  • Contact by phone: (775) 784-6681 or by email at psandstrom@unr.edu

Fall 2015 Upper Division BIOL electives:

  • BIOL 330 - Plant Biology
  • BIOL 368 - Parasitology
  • BIOL 434 - Mammalogy
  • BIOL 453 - Immunology
  • BIOL 454 - Genomic Conflict, Epigenentics & Human Disease
  • BIOL 456 - Molecular Basis of Epigenetics
  • BIOL 466 - Developmental Biology
  • BIOL 475 - Neurobiology
  • BIOL 477 - Genes, Brain, and Behavior
  • BIOL 488 - Behaviorial Ecology
  • BIOL 490 - Biogeography
  • BCH 400 - Introductory Biochemistry

Class Schedules

Graduation Related Information

Students who have confirmed they will complete all requirements at the end of a term can apply for graduation through MyNEVADA.  More information on how to apply for graduation using MyNEVADA here.

Graduation Application Deadlines:

  • December (Fall) - October 1
  • May (Spring) - March 1
  • August (Summer) - June 1

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