Biology

Biology Advisement

Do you need to reach and advisor?

We are advising remotely by phone or Zoom. Read below for our contact information and availability.
Please include your name and student ID number in your email or phone call.

 

WE HAVE TWO ADVISORS:

Dr. Terri Richardson

  • Email: Terri.richardson@csun.edu
  • 818-677-7305 (leave a message)
  • Biology majors: Use link sent to your email to make an appointment. Or, email biologyadvising@csun.edu for assistance.
  • Pre-Health/Alumni: Email and give your name, CSUN ID# and phone number, your major and your intended career plan. I will respond by email or phone. Pre-Health appointment website will re-open when Fall semester begins.
  • Please note that Dr. Richardson will be on vacation for several days in July and August 2020.

Dr Richardson has been CSUN’s Health Professions Advisor since 2006 and has been one of the CSUN Biology Department Advisors since 2010. Her area of expertise is advising individuals from all majors who are preparing to enter Medical, Physician Assistant, Nursing, Dental, Pharmacy, Optometry, Veterinary, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Podiatry, and other allied health schools/programs.

Dr Richardson graduated from CSUN (BA Biology ’98, MS Career Counseling ’09) and the University of California, Irvine College of Medicine (MD ’04).


Dani Amoroso, M.S.

  • Email: Danielle.amoroso@csun.edu
  • Don't have an appointment? Walk in Zoom: Tue/Thur, 12-2pm, click here to walk in!
  • Biology majors: Use link sent to your email to make an appointment. Or, email biologyadvising@csun.edu for assistance.
  • Appointments held by Zoom or Phone, Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Please note that Ms. Amoroso will not be available on 7/27-7/31, 8/10-8/15

Dani earned her MS degree in Biology here at CSUN, studying Ecology and Evolution doing research on evolutionary trends in California native Dudleya species. She can help Biology majors plan their degree requirements, as well as discuss career opportunities and graduate degrees in the field.

 

If a disability prevents you from accessing our online appointment system,
please contact our office by phone at (818) 677-7305 for assistance.

 


 

Student Advisement Center for Biology Majors

The Biology Advisement Center offers information and guidance on a wide variety of subjects related to success in the Biology major.
Talking to one of the Biology advisors can help you in a variety of ways. Advisors can help you to choose an emphasis within the Biology majors and design a plan to graduate.
They can also shed light on various career paths and post-bachelor’s programs.

 

 


 

Keep track of your Academic Progress

Your Degree Progress Report (DPR/audit) lists your completed and remaining graduation requirements. You can use the DPR/Planner to plan future classes and determine your graduation date.

You are required to see an advisor at certain points in your academic career. Be sure to check your CSUN student email address frequently for important correspondence from your Advisors and Department.

 

 

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Use the links before to access more information on specific Biology degree requirements

BA BiologyBS Cell and Molecular BiologyBS Ecology and EvolutionBS Microbiology
BS Marine BiologyBS BiotechnologyBS Medical Technology 

 

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Preparing for a Professional Career

Check out our YouTube Channel for helpful videos on pre-health professions, including a new series of videos on Nursing! You’ll also hear words of wisdom from CSUN Professor’s in a variety of biology disciplines.

The Advisement Office can provide you with detailed information about the pre-requisites to attend the following professional degree schools and programs. Follow the links below to see a brief summary of the pre-requisites for each of the listed professional schools:


MEDICAL SCHOOL

DENTAL SCHOOLOPTOMETRY SCHOOLOCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT SCHOOLPHARMACY SCHOOLPHYSICAL THERAPY SCHOOL


VETERINARY SCHOOL

Students interested in a career in Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) should major in the Medical Technology track of the B.S. in Biology. The Medical Technology track prepares students for the clinical year of training and the California License exam in Clinical Laboratory Science or for training and certification in Public Health Microbiology. It is designed to meet the State academic requirements for Clinical Lab Science. Students who complete the course sequence for Medical Technology will be prepared to apply for the clinical year of training in Clinical Lab Science or to begin a career in industry or government. For more information on California Clinical Lab Science Training Programs, contact Dr. Sean Murray or Dr. Terri Richardson and study the catalog requirements for the Medical Technology B.S. option. 

Students interested in Teaching can begin by learning more about becoming a teacher.
Admission to a CSU credential program or University intern program requires demonstration of subject matter competence in biological sciences, and there are several ways of completing that requirement. The most common is passage of a set of state-administered California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET), with six testing dates per year (http://www.ctcexams.nesinc.com/).