Advising | LSU College of Science

Undergraduate Advising

The Office of Student Services assists students majoring in Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, and Physics as well as students interested in pursuing professional school in medicine and dentistry.

The College of Science advising appointments, including premedical and predental advising, will be held through a web based conferencing system, Zoom at LSU.

In order to schedule an appointment with an academic counselor, download the Navigate Student App and complete the following steps:

  1. Under EXPLORE choose Appointments
  2. Select Schedule an appointment
  3. Select Type of Appointment: Academic Advising
  4. Select College: College of Science
  5. Select option: Choose appropriate service noted below:
    • Advising- Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
    • Graduation Check Out- Seniors whose anticipated date of graduation is the upcoming semester
    • Advising (Freshmen Only)- Freshmen entering LSU fall 2020 semester
    • Faculty Advising- Chemistry and Geology majors have the option to schedule appointment with major faculty advisor.  Other majors will need to email their department.
    • Geaux Teach- Students pursuing secondary education concentrations
    • Pre-Med / Pre-Dental- Students pursuing careers in medicine, dentistry, podiatry, or optometry with specific questions about these fields or the application cycle.
    • Residential College Advising- Students living in the  Science Residential College
  6. Confirm Location
  7. Check email confirmation containing a Zoom link. 

Appointments open every Friday morning for the following week.  

Important Dates

  • December 24, 2020:  University closed for Winter Holiday.

This means that the Student Service Offices is closed. Advisors will not be available via email, phone, or for appointments during this time.

  • January 4, 2021: University Offices open at 8:00am; Advisors will begin responding to student emails; Appointments for Jan. 5- Jan. 8 will open at 9:30

Spring 2021 Semester

  • January 11: Classes Begin at 7:30
  • January 20: Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W,” 4:30 p.m., deadline
  • January 21: Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, and final date to petition deans’ offices to invoke the Grade Exclusion Policy,  4:30 p.m., deadline

Note, the registration deadlines are different for accelerated (8 week) courses.  Please refer to the LSU Academic Calendar.

Faculty Advisors are also available to assist you with major specific questions. You may email them directly for assistance.

Major Department Advisor Email
Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Microbiology 

Department of Biological Sciences

Dr. Gregg Pettis
Chemistry Department of Chemistry Dr. Linda Allen

Schedule appointment via Navigate

Reason: Faculty Advising (CHEM)

Geology Department of Geology & Geophysics Dr. Achim Hermann

Schedule appointment via Navigate

Reason: Faculty Advising (GEOL)

Mathematics Department of Mathematics Dr. Charles Delzell

Schedule appointment via Navigate

Reason: Faculty Advising (MATH)

Physics Department of Physics & Astronomy

Dr. David Young

Dr. Dana Browne

Schedule an appointment via Navigate

Reason: Faculty Advising (PHYS)

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