Current Students

If you are a current student, this page is just for you. Explore the information and resources available below to help you make the most of your time in VCU's Department of Biology. 

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Academic Advising

The Department of Biology provides academic advising, also known as Bioadvising, to help you achieve your educational, personal and career goals by providing guidance and assistance in decision-making processes. We help you find a sense of belonging and connection to resources, and encourage you towards future academic success.

Advising sessions are conducted by professional academic advisers for sophomores, juniors and seniors with scheduled appointments. We will also meet with new incoming transfer students and those interested in the biology minor. Students can schedule virtual or in-person appointments via Navigate.

Bioadvising can assist you with:

  • Career and educational planning
  • Navigation of university procedures, appeals processes, rules and regulations
  • Course selection
  • On-time progress toward your degree
  • Research, internship and service-learning opportunities 
  • Planning for graduate or professional school

Fall 2022 Drop In Advising

The Bioadvising office will offer drop-in advising throughout the fall semester. These sessions, for example, are for when you have a quick question but are unable to schedule a meeting with your assigned advisor. These virtual sessions are:

Mondays: 2 - 4 pm

Wednesdays: 10 am - 12 pm

Thursdays: 2 - 4 pm 

Fridays: 10 am - 12 pm

Use this Zoom link to access the meeting: https://vcu.zoom.us/j/81043940770

Schedule appointment

Get in touch with us at least once a semester to discuss questions about degree requirements, course selection, graduation checks and other academic matters.

Alvin Bryant, Ed.D.

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Advising
arbryant@vcu.edu

Alvin Bryant

Faith Cooper

Academic Adviser
cooperfo@vcu.edu

Faith Cooper

Catherine Leary

Academic Adviser
learyce2@vcu.edu

Catherine Leary

Aubrey Martin

Academic Adviser
martinaf2@vcu.edu

Aubrey Martin

Candace Thomas

Academic Adviser
thomasce4@vcu.edu

Rodney the ram

James Tolj

Academic Adviser
toljjn@vcu.edu

James Tolj

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