Undergraduate Programs offered in Biology
The Department of Biology offers three Bachelor of Science degree programs, and these programs are:
- B.S. Biology (General & Pre-Professional)
- B.S. Marine Biology
- B.S. Interdisciplinary Sciences (Pre-Pharmacy & Zoo Science)
Spring 2015 Registration Tips
1. All students will need a pin and and a time ticket in order to register in your classes. You should also be able to access your pin and time ticket through your MyUWF account. Please see http://uwf.edu/go/registration/ for details on how to access your pin, your time ticket, and for information on how to register in your classes. Once you’re on this site, this information can be accessed in the right hand column under “Videos” or “Registration Instructions”.
2. If you do not have an advising pin, you will need to contact your advisor for this assistance before you will be able to register in your classes as listed below:
a. Sophomore, Junior, Senior and Graduate level students majoring in Biology or Interdisciplinary Science will need to contact Steve Celestial at email@example.com or at (850)-474-2885
b. Sophomore, Junior and Senior level students majoring in Marine Biology majors will need to contact Dr. Alexis Janosik firstname.lastname@example.org or at (850)-857-6033
c. Freshman level students in these majors will need to contact the First Year Advising Center in Building 18 for this assistance before you will be able to register in your classes. You can also reach them at email@example.com or at (850)-474-3170.
3. The Department of Biology will no longer be able to process course registrations of any type to include the following:
a. Directed Studies
4. All students will also need to submit a "Variable Credit Hour Registration Form" to the Registrar's Office in Building 18 in order to register in a directed study or thesis credit. Be sure to print the title of your directed studies legibly on this registration form in order to avoid errors on your UWF transcript.
a. The course number for an undergraduate level directed study will be 3905 if it is your first directed study. If you do more than one undergraduate level directed study, the course number will be 4905 for every directed study thereafter. The grade option for an undergraduate level directed study will be for a letter grade, the subject will depend on the title of your study, and you will need to contact your instructor for the appropriate title of your study. See subject options below:
1. BOT = Botany-related
2. MCB = Microbiology-related
3. BSC or PCB = all others
b. The course number for a graduate level directed study will be 6905, and the subject will also depend on the title of your study as listed above for an undergraduate level directed study. The grade option for a graduate level directed study will also be for a letter grade.
c. The course number for a graduate level thesis will always be 6971, and the subject will be BSC or PCB, and either subject is okay to use. The grade option for a graduate level thesis is Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory, and the title will always be thesis.
5. Undergraduate students (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior & Senior level) can only register in courses that are 1000-4000 level. 5000 level and above are for students pursuing a master's degree or a doctorate degree from UWF. Please be sure to select the appropriate course level when registering.
6. Once registration begins and once you register in your classes, you will not be able to drop or withdraw yourself from all of your courses without the Registrar's Office approval. You will be able to basically have the option of dropping or withdrawing from all of your courses except for one, but you will need the Registrar's approval on dropping or withdrawing from your last course. If you are only registered in one course, you will also need the Registrar's Office approval to drop or withdraw from your one and only course.
7. More than likely you will not be able to set up a trial schedule for your classes online, and will need to do this manually.
8. If you are enrolled in a course or already completed a course at a university or college other than UWF, you may not be able to register in this course without a departmental approval. If by chance this scenario occurs, you will need to contact the Department that offers the course for assistance in registering. Typical scenarios are listed below:
a. Unable to register in Trigonometry due to being enrolled in or completing College Algebra elsewhere, contact the Math Department at firstname.lastname@example.org for this assistance.
b. Unable to register in General Physics II due to being enrolled in or completing General Physics I elsewhere, contact the Physics Department at email@example.com for this assistance.
c. Unable to register in Organic Chemistry I due to being enrolled in or completing General Chemistry II elsewhere, contact the Chemistry Department at firstname.lastname@example.org for this assistance.
9. If any of the following courses are offered online, they will NOT be open to Biology, Interdisciplinary Science or Marine Biology majors and cannot be taken for credit towards your degree if offered online. (These courses are offered online only to students pursuing an online degree or a non-science type degree from UWF) –
STA4173 – Biostatistics
OCP4550 – Global Climate Change
PCB4364 - Marine Ecophysiology
PCB4703 - Human Physiology
BSC4263 - Biological Oceanography
ZOO3558 - Coral Reefs
10. Only half of the seats in the following labs will be available to Biology, Marine Biology and Interdisciplinary Sciences majors. If any of these labs are your preferred lab section to take, please be sure to register early in order to obtain a seat. The other half of the seats available in these labs will be reserved for Clinical Lab Science majors only.
BCH3033L - Biochemistry I Lab – meets Fridays, 2:00-4:45pm
MCB3020L - Microbiology Lab – meets every Monday & Wednesday, 2:00-4:00pm
PCB3063L - Genetics Lab – meets Fridays, 11:00am-1:45pm
11. If a lab for a course is listed as zero credit, you won’t be able to register in the lecture portion of this course unless you also “simultaneously” register in the corresponding lab section.
12. If a course or lab is full, you will need to contact the instructor of the course or lab for permission to register over the limit. If no instructor is listed for the lab, you will need to contact the instructor of the lecture portion of the course for this permission. If no instructor is listed for the lecture, you will need to contact the department that offers the lecture for this permission.
13. If General Botany w/Lab (BOT2010/L) is offered, it won’t be open to Biology, Marine Biology or Interdisciplinary Science majors. If you are a Biology, Marine Biology or Interdisciplinary Science major, you will now need to enroll in Biology II w/Lab (BSC2011/L) in order to receive credit for this course.
14. Only senior level students will be able to register in Marine Invertebrate Zoology w/Lab (ZOO4254/L) during the first week of registration. If you are a senior level student needing this course, please be sure to register early. After the first week of registration, any seats remaining will be open to all students.
15. If any other course requires department permission to register other than those mentioned above, you will need to contact the instructor of the course for permission to register. If the instructor for the course is by chance not listed, then you will need to contact the department that offers the course for this permission.