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Interdisciplinary science advisers are committed to helping you succeed. We strongly recommend each student meets with an adviser prior to registration every semester to ensure accurate course selection and timely progress toward graduation. Schedule an appointment or explore below to learn more about advising.
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Advisers for interdisciplinary science majors vary by level. Find your adviser below.
All first-year students who have declared science as their major are advised by University Academic Advising.
1st Floor, Hibbs Hall
900 Park Ave.
Richmond, VA 23284
Sophomore, Junior and Senior Science Majors
Sophomores, juniors and seniors who are in the biology, chemistry and professional science concentrations are advised by Charlene Crawley, Ph.D., director of the interdisciplinary science program, and Kim Hasley, interim adviser for the interdisciplinary science program.
Note: Sophomores, juniors and seniors who are in the physics concentration should first consult with faculty in the Physics Department.
Sophomores, Juniors and Senior Science Majors in Pre-Health Advising Tracks
Sophomores, juniors and seniors who are in pre-health advising tracks are advised by Seth Leibowitz, Ed.D., executive director, health sciences programs and advising.
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For each advising appointment, we ask that you:
- Be punctual; please be respectful of your adviser’s and fellow students' time
- Come prepared (bring note-taking materials, printed forms to be signed or submitted, V-number, etc.)
- Know what you want to accomplish (come ready with questions)
- Turn cell phones off or to silent
Your adviser can support you throughout your academic career by:
- Explaining the university’s curriculum, requirements, policies and procedures when needed
- Encouraging and guiding you to define and develop realistic education goals
- Assisting you with planning programs consistent with your abilities and interests
- Listening carefully to questions, concerns and confusions
- Apprising you of available resources and job and internship opportunities
- Reviewing your degree progress
- Discussing the relationship between academic preparation and the work world
- Informing you about relevant information concerning the degree program
As an interdisciplinary science student, you have a continuous, active role in your academic planning and tracking process.
Throughout your academic career, you must:
- Become knowledgeable about college programs, policies, schedules and deadlines, and procedures
- Clarify your personal values and goals
- Participate proactively in the decision-making process
- Review your degree audit prior to each advising appointment
- Follow through on suggested actions, resources and referrals
- Keep a personal record of academic progress
- Accept responsibility for academic decisions and performance
- Check student email regularly and be professional when communicating with faculty, advisers and staff through email
To graduate, students must:
- Pass a total minimum of 120 semester hours
- Obtain at least 45 upper-level credits
- Achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater
There are no exceptions to these requirements.
In addition, the College of Humanities and Sciences Current Student page offers further information about how to withdraw from a class, appeal a grade, see graduation requirements, etc.