College of Science Advising Services

Our primary mission is to be a source of academic support for students. The Science Advising Services Office assists science majors in the following ways:

  • New transfer student advising
  • Freshman advising for students planning a career in the health professions
  • Advising for course selection and degree completion, advising for students encountering academic difficulty
  • Referrals for helpful on-campus support services 


Application Preparation for Pre-med Students - May 8 - 12th

Application Preparation for Pre-med Students

Application Preparation for Pre-med Students Course - May 8 - 12th.  Read more.

Spring 2023 Certified Nursing Assistant Test Prep Course - April 15 - April 22

Electrocardiogram (EKG – 12 Leads) Technician Course

Certified Nursing Assistant Test Prep Course - March 11 - March 18.  Read more.

Electrocardiogram (EKG – 12 Leads) Technician Course

Electrocardiogram (EKG – 12 Leads) Technician Course

Electrocardiogram (EKG – 12 Leads) Technician Course March. 27 - May 3. Read more.

FAU Undergraduate Biological Sciences Student Co-authors First Study to Link Weed Killer Roundup® to Convulsions in Animals

Alexis Surtel

A study by Florida Atlantic University and Nova Southeastern University is the first to link the use of the herbicide Roundup®, a widely used weed killer, to convulsions in animals. One of the study’s co-authors is Alexis Surtel, an undergraduate biological sciences student in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. Read more.

Student Spotlight: Medical Biology Major Vanessa Belizaire

Vanessa Belizaire

Vanessa Belizaire is embarking on her second year in the Schmidt College of Science’s new medical biology degree program. Read more.

Remote Science Student Services and Advising Available

Virtual Workshop: Certifications in Exercise Science & Health Promotion

Watch the recording of this virtual workshop that reviews the certifications that might interest students in the fitness, strength & conditioning and health promotion industries, presented by Professor of Exercise Science and Health Promotion, Michelle Papania, and Coordinator of Fitness at FAU's Campus Recreation Center, Damien Michel. Click here to watch the event recording.

Earn a Graduate Degree in Plant Biology

Professor Xing-Hai Zhang, Ph.D., is seeking enterprising students to join his plant genetics and biotechnology lab. "Our research includes using CRISPR and other technologies for targeted genetic and metabolic engineering to generate knowledge and value-added plants that are better equipped to deal with various environmental stresses." If you are interested in graduate studies for an M.S. and/or a Ph.D. in plant biology, please directly contact professor Zhang at, Department of Biological Sciences.

Virtual Workshop: An Overview of Urban & Regional Planning

Learn about career options, certificates/skills that enhance these majors, and more with professor John Renne, Ph.D. Click here to watch the event recording.


jorge torres

Student Spotlight: Soar-in-4 Scholar Jorge Torres

Jorge Torres is a pre-medical track student working towards a B.S. in Biological Sciences, and is a member of the Tiny Earth Lab, researching antibiotic producing bacteria found in the soil. He is also a member of the Soar-in-4 program. Read more.



2020 Soar-in-4 Student Scholars

Congratulations to our 2020 Soar-in-4 Scholars cohort of high achieving undergraduate students. The college has 27 students in the 2020 cohort, pursuing a range of disciplines, from psychology, biological sciences, neuroscience and behavior, chemistry, health sciences, and more. The students have support on their journey to earning a bachelor’s degree from the Academic Affairs team through the program. Meet the Soar-in-4 cohorts.

Vivian MerkVivian Merk, Ph.D., Receives DoD Grant

Vivian Merk, Ph.D. is awarded the FY 2021 Department of Defense (DoD) Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI) Equipment/Instrumentation grant. The title of the award is Acquisition of a Transmission Electron Microscope to Enhance Multidisciplinary Research and STEM Education.




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