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Biology

College of the Sciences

Biology Advising

Academic Year 2019-2020

 

Advisor List for Biology Majors and Minors

Spring Quarter 2020 advising will be handled remotely.  Please reach out to your advisor by email unless otherwise noted in their contact info.  If you have not worked with one of our advisors before, please read below regarding their advising specializations and select an advisor accordingly.  You may also contact the Biology Office at biology@cwu.edu for information in-between quarters. 

 

​​Dr. Paul James [email: jamesp@cwu.edu]

Advising Specializations: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, General Biology

Dr. Mary Poulson [email: mary.poulson@cwu.edu]

Advising Specializations: Molecular & Cell, General Biology and Pre-Health Careers

Dr. David Darda [email: david.darda@cwu.edu]

Advising Specializations: Biomedical, and Pre-Health Careers

Dr. Blaise Dondji [email: dondjib@cwu.edu]

Advising Specializations: Biomedical, and Pre-Health Careers


Biology Faculty Advisors for Teaching Majors

Dr. Ian Quitadamo [email: iq@cwu.edu]

Dr. Jenny Dechaine [email: dechaine@cwu.edu]

See also:  

Ms. Rachel George, Academic Advisor for STEM Teaching

[email: Rachel.George@cwu.edu]


For Other Advising (General Education & University-Wide Requirements)

Please contact:  Ms. Mary Cairns Park


How to Become a Biology Major or Minor

Please submit an application to one of the advisors listed above, according to your Biology major / specialization preference. Minor applications may be sent to any of the Biology Major Advisors (excluding those who advise Biology Teaching Majors).

Application to the Biology Major or Minor [PDF]

 

What to Do Once You Become A Biology Major or Minor

Complete and File a Course of Study*: 

Please contact a Biology Major Advisor early in your major to begin planning your coursework, also known as a "course of study".  The course of study worksheets linked below list the courses you need to complete your major or minor.

B.A. and B.S. Major Course Requirements and Course of Study Worksheets

Biology Minor Course of Study Worksheet

CWU Online Catalog lists the co- and pre-requisites for courses in your course of study and should be used when planning your course of study. Be sure to select the catalog year that is the same year you entered the major.

*For signature approval, please fill out and sign the form using an electronic signature, and then email a PDF to the person whose signature you require next, whether that be your Biology Major Advisor, or Department Chair.  Each form shows the signatures required.  

Please do not send forms as an image (ex: .jpg or .png). 

Instructions on how to create an electronic signature to sign your PDF.  An Adobe ID is REQUIRED. Students can create free Adobe IDs to use on shared devices by going to adobe.com and choosing the Sign In link at the top right.  On the Sign In window choose “Create an account.” Sign up using your cwu email.

Other Forms and Information

Biology Major Checklist

Major GPA Calculator

Biology Schedule of Course Offerings

Forms from Registrar Services (Graduation, Individual Study, Course Substitution, Change of Schedule/Overload, etc.)

 

 


Pre-Major Assistance

Discover Orientations  I  Initial Pre-Major Advising Info  I  Advising Information for Transfer Students


 

 

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