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  appropriate service noted below:
    • Advising- Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
    • ADVISING (Freshmen Only)- currently enrolled students declared College of Science major with less than 30 credits hours earned
    • Graduation Check Out- Seniors whose anticipated date of graduation is the upcoming semester
    • Faculty Advising- Chemistry, Geology, Math, and Physics majors may schedule appointment with 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
  5. Select preferred Date and click “Find Available Time”
  6. Select a time that works for you within College of Science
  7. Add comments to explain what you need to discuss during your appointment.
  8.  Confirm contact info
  9. Click “Schedule”
  10. Check email confirmation containing a Zoom link.

Appointments open every Friday morning for the following week.  

Important Dates - Spring 2021 Semester

  • April 23: Final date for dropping courses, 4:30 p.m., deadline
  • April 23: Final date for resigning from the University, 4:30 p.m., deadline
  • ‘W’ grades earned during the spring 2021 semester will not count toward the undergraduates tiers of approved of ‘W’ grades. 

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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