You have three types of advisors at UWF. Whether you are a freshman or a transfer student, you should meet all three advisors during your first semester at UWF.
The University of West Florida Advising Center meets with all Freshman and Sophomores and
focuses on completing the General Education requirements for graduation.
Each department assigns an academic advisor that meets with students and focuses on completing the major degree requirements. This may be a faculty member, as in Chemistry, or a departmental advisor. The Biology advisor is Steve Celestial. The name of your advisor can be found on your SASS audit.
The Pre-Health advisor, Dr. Paul Nash and Dr. Peter Cavnar, is available to meet with all pre-professional students. The advisor and the advisory committee can help students establish timelines for applying to professional schools and preparing for entrance exams. The Pre-Health Committee reviews the student’s completed application, interviews students, and writes a letter of recommendation. You should enlist the advice of the committee a year before you begin your application.