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VIEW IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL STUDENTS (pdf)

(Includes Fall 2020 appointment instructions, contact details & upcoming dates.)

Call for information: 618-536-5537
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From left to right: Yvonne Gramenz, Billie Donas, Tammi Pinski, Jean McPherson, Liz Saunders.

Welcome to the Undergraduate Science Advisement office! We are located in Neckers Hall room A185. Our phone number is 618-536-5537.

Incoming freshmen and incoming transfer students, Call our office to schedule an over the phone appointment with your advisor. Advisement for semester planning and 4-year planning is by appointment only. Appointments should be made at least 48 hours in advance. Posted over the phone "walk-in" hours are for brief questions or schedule changes, not full advisement.

New Student Orientation: Please call Undergraduate Science Advisement at 618-536-5537 to schedule an appointment after you have scheduled your NSO session date.

Undergraduate Advisors

Our undergraduate advisors specialize in the College of Agricultural, Life and Physical Sciences programs listed below:

Advisor

Email

Department

Jean McPherson jeanmcp@siu.edu Biological Science (BIOS), Fermentation (FERM), Geology (GEOL), Microbiology (MICR), Physiology (PHSL), Zoology (ZOOL)
Billie Donas billie66@siu.edu Office Manager
Yvonne Gramenz yvonne12@siu.edu Biological Science (BIOS), Fermentation (FERM), Geology (GEOL), Microbiology (MICR), Physiology (PHSL), Plant Biology (PLB), Zoology (ZOOL)
Liz Saunders lsaunders@siu.edu Health Professions
Mike Kartje mkartje@siu.edu Chemistry (CHEM) Computer Science (CS), Mathematics (MATH), Physics (PHYS)
Alesia Beanland alesia@siu.edu Biological Science (BIOS) (freshman and sophomore only)

Faculty Advisement

Eleven programs within the College of Agriculture, Life and Physical Sciences require their students to meet with a faculty advisor before registering each semester. Meet with the department faculty advisor first. Then you can see your advisor to complete the advisement/registration process. Faculty advisors are available to talk with you regarding your major and career plans when you need assistance. It is suggested that you make an appointment with your faculty advisor every semester until graduation. Science program offices and phone numbers:

  • Biological Sciences - LSII 351 – 536-2314
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry - Neckers C224 - 453-5721
  • Fermentation Science - Mcafferty Annex 453-7508
  • Geology - Parkinson 102 - 453-3351
  • Microbiology - Life Science II 131 - 536-2349
  • Physics - Neckers A483 - 453-2643
  • Physiology - Life Science II 245 - 453-1544
  • Plant Biology - Life Science II 420 - 536-2331
  • Zoology - Life Science II 351 - 536-2314

Health Professions Advisement

Advisement for Health Professions is by appointment only. Please contact the Undergraduate Science Advisement office at 618-536-5537 to schedule.

Advisement and Grades

If you remain on good standing (2.0 or better on a 4.0 scale) you are not required to meet with a College of Science advisor each semester. It is strongly recommended, however, that you work out a long-range plan with an advisor and then meet at least once a year to double-check progress. If your overall SIU grade point drops below a 2.0 you will be placed on academic probation. In this case, you are strongly encouraged to meet with a College of Science advisor to register. The advisor will help you plan a schedule of classes which will increase your chances of academic success. University policy allows you to take no more than 14 credit hours any semester you are on probation. Seven hours are the maximum during the summer term. Graduating Seniors MUST meet with a College of Science advisor the SEMESTER BEFORE their intended graduation to complete a GRADUATION CHECK.