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Admission & Advising

Welcome to the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Our staff is ready to provide you with the assistance needed to become a UHCL student. The Office of Admissions serves as the first step in the admissions process.

Our front counter professional staff is the first to greet prospective students, while our communications area provides admission and program information to all prospective students. Admission Counselors/Advisers, for both domestic and international students provide complete enrollment services information.

Special program events are held on campus to allow you an opportunity to visit with professional staff representing various UHCL academic and student service departments. We want your experience here to be rewarding and encourage you to avail yourself of the services we offer. Our staff is ready to guide you through the admissions process and on to your enrollment here at UHCL.

  • Applicants to the Bachelor of Arts plan in Biology should fill in the application form to the University with the Academic Plan code BIOLSCIBA
  • Applicants to the Bachelor of Arts plan in Biology should fill in the application form to the University with the Academic Plan code BIOLSCIBS
  • To apply to the Master of Science degree program in Biology, complete and submit your admission application.
  • To speed up your application processing, be sure you give all necessary documents to the university admission office. If you want to check the status of your application, please contact Office of Admissions
  • To speed up your application processing, make sure you have given all necessary documentation to the UHCL Admission Office.
  • View the schedule to search for courses offered on a particular term.

Students should schedule a session with an academic advisor as soon as possible. The academic advising office is in room 3611 of the Bayou Building; email; phone 281-283-3711.

The faculty advisors assist the students by:

  • Approving elective course selections
  • Determining foundation courses students need
  • Approving the CPS
  • Evaluating the students' academic records, if necessary
  • Helping students set up an individual study plan
  • Offering advice on course selections
  • Offering advice on requests to waive courses

Before meeting with the faculty advisor, students should:

  • Select their elective courses
  • Bring all transcripts to help their faculty advisor determine whether they need foundation courses

The academic advisors help students by:

  • Helping them set up draft CPS
  • Approving the CPS
  • Partially evaluating their academic records
  • Advising undergraduate students on all lower-level courses as well as some upper-level courses
  • Processing requests for lower-level course waivers
  • Assigning a faculty advisor to every student

The current faculty advisors for undergraduate Biology:

Dr. George Guillen  (281-283-3950) (Fisheries and Aquatic Ecology)
Dr. Cindy Howard (281-283-3745) (Toxicology and Ecology)
Dr. Ron Mills (281-283-3773) (Biochemistry)
Dr. Richard Puzdrowski (281-283-3750) (Anatomy, Physiology, and Neuroscience)
Dr. Bazlur Rashid (281-283-3756) (Molecular Biology)
Dr. Larry Rohde (281-283-3743) (Genetics and Developmental Biology)


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Last updated: 02/14/2017 UTC
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