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USU Biology Advising Team


Dani Lawrence

Academic Advisor

Information for:

  • Human Biology
  • Biological Science-Composite Teaching

Email: dani.lawrence@usu.edu
Phone : (435) 797-2652 
Office: LSB 007

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Dani Lawrence


Samuel Rivera

Academic Advisor Coordinator

Information for:

  • Biology
  • Cellular/Molecular
  • Ecology/Biodiversity
  • Environmental
  • Prospective Students

Email: samuel.rivera@usu.edu
Phone : (435) 797-2652
Office: LSB 007

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Samuel Rivera


Cameron Murray

Peer Advisor

Information for: Biology Majors and Minors


Email: cameron.murray@usu.edu
Phone : (435) 797-8212
Office: LSB 007

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Cameron Murray

Rachel Sagers

Peer Advisor

Information for: Biology and Public Health Majors and Minors


Email: rachel.sagers@usu.edu
Phone : (435) 797-8212
Office: LSB 007

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Rachel Sagers

Carl Farley

Lecturer

Information for:

  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Environmental Health
  • Public Health Education

Email: carl.farley@usu.edu
Phone : (435) 797-2566 
Office: BNR 323

Walk in Office Hours:


Fall Semester:
  • Tues 9:00-11:00 and 1:00-3:00
Spring Semester:
  • Tues and Thurs 9:00am-11:00am



Carl Farley

Dani Lawrence

Academic Advisor

Information for: Human Biology Emphasis


Email: dani.lawrence@usu.edu
Phone : (435) 797-2652 
Office: BNR 101

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Dani Lawrence


Samuel Rivera

Academic Advisor

Information for: Biology; Cellular/Molecular; Ecology/Biodiversity; Environmental


Email: samuel.rivera@usu.edu
Phone : (435) 797-2652
Office: BNR 101

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Samuel Rivera


Yvonne Kobe

Assistant Director Health Professions

Information for: Health Professios


Email: yvonne.kobe@usu.edu
Phone : (435) 797-3373
Office: TSC 304

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Yvonne Kobe


*Students interested in nursing should contact heather.thomas@usu.edu

Dani Lawrence

Academic Advisor

Information for:

Biological Science-Composite Teaching

Email: dani.lawrence@usu.edu
Phone : (435) 797-2652 
Office: LSB 007

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Dani Lawrence

Below are some common questions we get. Please click the one that applies to you in order to see who within the Biology Advising Office you should meet with. If your question is not listed below, please contact one of the general inquires contacts listed at the bottom of the page.


As a Biology or Public Health Major planning to go on to health professions school, you have two advisors.

Biology Advising Office - BNR 101

  • Coursework planning to graduate with your biology degree
  • Getting involved in undergraduate research within the Department of Biology
  • Biology Scholarships
  • Advisor holds
  • prerequisite or other overrides
  • Articulation of biology coursework
  • Application for graduation
  • To answer any Department of Biology specific questions

 

Health Professions Advising Office - TSC 304, Exploratory Advising

  • Coursework planning to prepare for entrance exams and to meet health profession school prerequisites
  • Getting involved in Prehealth extracurricular activities, such as Prehealth clubs, service, or research
  • Preparation of applications and for interviews associated with health profession schools
  • To answer any Prehealth specific questions

Please call 435-797-3373 or schedule an appointment online.

To add or drop a Biology Major or Minor, you will need to fill out the Undergraduate Change of Matriculation form and have the Biology Advisor as well as your other advisor sign it. You can either fill it out online and email it to us, or stop by BNR 101 to pick up this form. Please see a Biology Peer Advisor during office hours or email biologypeeradvising@usu.edu

You can do a lot with a biology degree! You can do research, management, teaching and more for government, academic, industry or non-profit organizations. Our peer advisors will be happy to go over career exploration options with you and talk in more detail about what you can do with your biology degree. Please see a Biology Peer Advisor during hours or email biologypeeradvising@usu.edu.

Visit Career Services to find out more.

Please view the Major Requirements Sheet for your major and emphasis as well as your specific Degreeworks. To access Degreeworks, login to Student Banner, click Student Records then click Degreeworks. Our Biology Peer Advisors are very familiar with the Biology Major Requirements and would be happy to help you plan your coursework. Please see a Biology Peer Advisor during office hours or email biologypeeradvising@usu.edu.

The Biology Advising Office strongly encourages all Biology Majors to get involved in undergraduate research. Please visit the Undergraduate Research page to review our recommendations on how to get involved in undergraduate research. If you have more questions, please contact a Biology Peer Advisor during office hours or email biologypeeradvising@usu.edu.

If you're involved in undergraduate biology research, please present your research at our Biology Undergraduate Research Symposium. We have one each fall and spring semester.

We accept scholarship applications, from Department of Biology Majors only, each spring semester. Please visit our scholarships page and review the eligibility requirements and available scholarships. If you would like help with your scholarship application, see a Biology Peer Advisor during office hours or email biologypeeradvising@usu.edu. If you have a questions about eligibility, please email Dani Lawrence.

Please fill out the appropriate section of the Registration Option form and see the Biology Academic Advisors in BNR 101 (no appointment necessary).

Please note the Registrar date for Pass/ Fail. This option will not be in effect after 60% of the semester has passed.

Please see the Biology Academic Advisor. Public Health majors should see Carl Farley. Biological Science - Composite Teaching majors should see Richard Mueller. If your hold is for a Low Semester GPA Warning, Academic Warning or Academic Probation, please fill out the appropriate form and email it to your advisor prior to your scheduled appointment. Please take care of holds ASAP and DO NOT wait until open registration to try to meet with your advisor, as registration times are very busy times for advisors and there is no guarantee that we'll be able to meet with you prior to registration.

The maximum credits per semester allowed is 21 credits. Over 21 credits cannot be approved. If you would like to take 19-21 credits one semester, please fill out the appropriate section of the Registration Option Form and see the Biology Academic Advisors, Dani Lawrence, in BNR 101 (no appointment necessary).

Please contact the Biology Academic Advisors, Dani Lawrence, with proof of prerequisite (transcript).

We encourage Biology Majors to fill out their Application for Graduation 2-3 semesters prior to the anticipated graduation date, which allows you to incorporate any required but unplanned coursework into your schedule before it's too late. Once you fill out your application and the Registrar sends you your application, please bring it by BNR 101 so Dr. Dennis Welker  can review it.


For general Biology Advising inquiries, please contact:

Director of Undergraduate Studies at dennis.welker@usu.edu

Biology Peer Advisors at biologypeeradvising@usu.edu

Or call 435 797-8212

Biology Advising Office Assistant at                             

Biology Academic Advisor at dani.lawrence@usu.edu

Or call 435-797-2652