As a new student in this department, you will be assigned an adviser at the beginning of your freshman year. This individual will guide you through the requirements for a baccalaureate degree and, if needed, refer you to other university services such as the Tutoring and Academic Assistance Center. This person may also serve as a good resource for information on postgraduate programs in your area of interest. Advisers are also a good starting point for looking at career options.
Additional advising is available for students interested in careers in the health professions. Dr. Alton Campbell assists students wishing to pursue admission to medical, dental, physical therapy and most other health related programs. Dr. Joseph Cloud advises students interested in admission to nursing school. Please refer to the Pre-Med & Pre-Health Programs for more information about pre-health studies at Idaho.
All undergraduate students must speak with an adviser before registering. You may call the Biological Sciences Department’s main office at (208) 885-6280 in order to talk with an adviser on campus. You may also be advised at the off campus centers located in Boise, Idaho Falls, and Coeur d’Alene. If you opt for off campus advising, please then contact the Biological Sciences Department so that we may review the courses you have selected and set up a permanent advising file for you.
Instructions for online registration are found at the Advising & Registration Page. Please refer to the applicable planning sheet listed under Undergrad Resources to get an idea of the courses you should take during your freshman year.