Undergraduate Advising


Biological Science majors students should call 815-753-0433 to schedule times for an appointment.

When should you meet with your major advisor:

  • Immediately after you decide on your major field of study. Your advisor will help you plan the sequences of classes that will be required to complete your degree within an eight-semester time frame.
  • At least once a semester.
Note: pre-professional students should meet with advisors early and often due to specific course requirements, entrance exams, and tighter time schedules.


  • Gain research experience in a professor’s lab (BIOS 370)
  • Develop appropriate oral and written communication skills
  • Get an internship
  • Become involved in student organizations
  • Immerse yourself in your chosen field.
  • Read constantly in a variety of subjects (academic, nonfiction, novels, etc)

Campus Resources

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