Biology Student Orientation

Welcome

Biology Student Orientation!

In this module, you will learn:

Which degree are you?

UIW offers both a B.A. and a B.S. in Biology:

Bachelor of Arts Degree

in Biology

Unofficial Degree Plan

Preview and Print

Bachelor of Science Degree

in Biology

Unofficial Degree Plan

Preview and Print

 

 

 

 

 

(Bring your printed or electronic saved degree plan, when you meet with your advisor.)

For more information on which degree plan to choose from, click here.

Degree Evaluation (CAPP)

CAPP is a program in Bannerweb that allows you to see the credit hours you have already earned, as well as the credits and courses that you still need to complete. It also shows you your grades, classes pending, and overall GPA. Your degree in CAPP will initially show as the major you have already declared. This is listed in the image below.

Degree Evaluation Report

For detailed instructions, on how to print your degree evaluation, click here. Must bring your printed or electronic saved degree evaluation to your Group Advising session.

Application to the Biology Major

Upon entering the University, a student has DECLARED a major; however EVERY BIOLOGY STUDENT MUST OFFICIALLY APPLY to the major after completing the 22 hours of lower level prerequisites. New transfer students may be eligible to apply upon admission to UIW.

Print Course Checklist!

Process

Apply Here!

Have you met your advisor yet?

To find your advisor, watch the video below! Then, write down their name and office location, and keep this with you.

If you already know who your advisor is proceed to the next page.

What's your role in the advising process?

Student Responsibility

You are the center of the advising process. It starts with you! These tools will help empower you to take the responsibility for your education and personal development. Students are expected to learn and abide by the academic and disciplinary policies given in the Current Undergraduate Catalog. This includes rules governing the standard of work required to continue in the University, attendance and participation, scholastic probation and dismissal, and enforced withdrawal.

Students are expected to know and meet the requirements of their degree program, including the University's basic education requirements; enrolling in courses appropriate to their program; meeting prerequisites and taking courses in the proper sequence to ensure orderly and timely progress; and must seek advice about degree requirements and other University policies when necessary.

University faculty and staff members are here to help advise and assist you, however you are responsible for knowing and meeting degree requirements, and for enrolling in appropriate courses to ensure orderly and timely progress toward your degree.

Get prepared for Advising Day!

Your responsibilities on Advising Day: To ensure the best use of time, please bring with you the following items:

Group Advising Registration: Register with your primary faculty advisor. Plan for the Advising Session for which your advisor will be present. Register with them to attend on their day or make an appointment with your Advisor during their Office Hours.

Group Advising - Timeline:

Follow up:

We look forward to seeing you!

How To Stay Connected With UIW: "myWord"

MyWord is your portal to all things UIW. Everything you need to know about UIW and your education can be found here.

The link to my "myWord" is on the top right hand of the UIW webpage.

myWord allows students to sign on to multiple online resources, all from one place:

What is.....?

If you still need guidance, you may contact the following services.

Student Support Service Contact Information

Department

Website

Phone #

Office Location

Bookstore

 

http://www.bkstr.com/Home/10001-10725-1?demoKey=d

 

210-829-6056

 

International Conference Center 4th Floor

 

Business Office

 

 

http://www.uiw.edu/busoff/

 

210-829-6043

 

Administration Building,

Room 190

 

Campus Police

 

http://www.uiw.edu/police/

 

210-829-6030

 

Clement Hall

 

Center for Veterans Affairs

 

http://veterans.uiw.edu/

 

210-832-2154

 

Administration Building, Room 79

 

Counseling: Personal

 

http://www.uiw.edu/campuslife/counseling.html

 

210-832-5656

 

Administration Building, Room 438

 

Financial Aid

 

http://www.uiw.edu/finaid/

 

210-829-6008

 

Chapel Building 1st Floor

 

Health Services

 

http://www.uiw.edu/health/

 

210-829-6017

 

Behind the School of Nursing/First Floor Parking Garage

 

Help Desk (Computer)

 

http://www.uiw.edu/technology/

 

210-829-2721

 

Library Basement, Media Center Lab

 

Library

 

http://library.uiwtx.edu/

 

210-829-6010

 

J.E. and L.E. Mabee Library

 

Registrar

 

http://www.uiw.edu/registrar/

 

210-829-6006

 

Administration Building,

Room 129

 

Student Success

 

http://www.uiw.edu/studentsuccess/

 

 

210-805-3005

 

Chapel Building,

Room 16

 

University Advising Center and

Directions and Connections

Center

 

http://www.uiw.edu/advising/

 

210-805-5814

 

Administration Building,

Room 105

 

Student Disability Service

 

http://www.uiw.edu/sds/

 

210-829-3997

 

Administration Building,

Room 105

 

Writing & Learning Center

 

http://sites.uiw.edu/wlc/

 

210-283-6326

 

Administration Building,

Room 206

 

University Tutoring

Services

 

http://sites.uiw.edu/tutoringservices/

 

210-829-3870

 

Administration Building,

Room 206

 

University Testing Services

 

http://sites.uiw.edu/testingservices/

 

210-829-3876

 

Administration Building,

Room 216

 

Professional Development

 

http://sites.uiw.edu/career/

 

210-829-3931

 

Administration Building,

Room 113

 

Wellness Center

 

http://www.uiw.edu/wellness/

 

210-805-5872

 

Wellness Center

 

 

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Thank you for going through this Biology Orientation. We hope that you feel prepared for the Biology Group Advising Workshops.

If you have additional questions before advising, or need assistance with the modules, links, or instructions, please contact the Biology Department Advisor.

 

Mara L. Young

University of the Incarnate Word

Biology Department Advisor

Office: AT&T 120

Phone: 210.829.3863

Email: myoung@uiwtx.edu

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