Biology Advisement FAQ

Departmental Advisement FAQ

Scheduling an Appointment

The College of Arts and Sciences Advisement Center is putting the following safety preventative measures in place to ensure the health of our staff and students during COVID-19 (http://www.unm.edu/coronavirus/).  All advisement appointments will be handled virtually. Arts & Sciences Advisors are available to you during this difficult time. Our full schedule will be appointments, no walk-ins. Appointments will still be the normal 30 minutes sessions. When scheduling an appointment in LoboAchieve, please indicate the following: 

  1. Method of appointment- Select from Skype Call or Phone Call.
  2. Skype Call- In order to do a skype call, you will need to download SKYPE FOR BUSINESS at this link. You can download this to your computer or from your cellular device app store. You will need to login with your UNM netid and password.
  3. Phone Call- If it is necessary for you to have a phone call appointment, please provide us with your phone number. We will call you at the time of the scheduled appointment from a blocked number.  
  4. Reason for your appointment  
    • Holds on account 
    • Class schedule 
    • Registration questions 
    • Other (Please give a brief explanation of the reason for the appointment)  

Holds

Current students may check their Registration Hold(s) on LoboWeb:

  • Log-in to my.unm.edu using your UNM Net ID and Password
  • Select the Student Life Tab
  • Click on LoboWeb
  • Click on Registration & Records
  • Registration (Add/Drop), Course search, Check for Holds
  • Registration portal
  • Check My Registration Status
  • Choose term

Admissions Hold: Contact Admissions at 277-8900

Bursar Hold: Contact Bursar at 277-5363

New Student Learning/ Graduation Planning: If you have a hold for Graduation Planning or New Student Learning Workshops, online versions of these will be emailed to you. If you have a Department Orientation hold, your advisor will contact you about how to resolve that via distance. Please monitor your UNM email for updates.

Registration Errors and Restricted Sections

  1.   Registration Errors and Restricted Sections:

Check the catalog for prerequisite and/or co-requisite courses at catalog.unm.edu

Getting a Pre-requisite/Test Score Error?

Chemistry Courses:

You must enroll in CHEM 1215 & 1215L simultaneously (i.e. BOTH course registration numbers (CRNs) must be in the registration worksheet before you hit the “Submit” button).  You may accomplish this by selecting a CHEM 1215 lecture and hit the “Add to Worksheet” button and then do the same for CHEM 1215L lab.  If you select a lecture and hit the “Register” button instead, it will not work.  You may also simply write down the registration numbers and type them into the worksheet instead.

You must enroll in CHEM 1225 & 1225L simultaneously.

CHEM 303L may be taken concurrently with or taken after completion of CHEM 301.

CHEM 304L may be taken concurrently with or taken after completion of CHEM 302.

Biology Courses:

Some sections of Biology Courses are restricted to BA/MD students.  You can view restricted sections at schedule.unm.edu.

You must enroll in BIOL 303 & 303L simultaneously (i.e. BOTH course registration numbers (CRNs) must be in the registration worksheet before you hit the “Submit” button).  You may accomplish this by selecting a BIOL 303 lecture and hit the “Add to Worksheet” button and then do the same for BIOL 303L lab before submitting. You may also simply write down the registration numbers and type them into the “Enter CRNS” field, and then SUBMIT.

You must enroll in BIOL 304 & 304L simultaneously.

Biochemistry 423:

Students must have completed CHEM 302 (or have it in-progress) to register for BIOC 423.  CHEM 303L & 304L are not required prerequisites for BIOC 423.

Degree Planning

Biology Degree Planning:

To view BS and BA Biology Sample Degree Plans visit: degrees.unm.edu

To view BS, BA, and Minor Biology Coursework Requirements visit here.