Advising | LSU College of Science

Undergraduate Advising

The Office of Student Services assists students majoring in Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, and Physics as well as students interested in pursuing professional school in medicine and dentistry.

The College of Science advising appointments, including premedical and predental advising, will be held through a web based conferencing system, Zoom at LSU.

In order to schedule an appointment with an academic counselor, complete the following steps:

  1. Download the Navigate Student App
  2. Select Service: Academic Advising
  3. Location: College of Science
  4. Purpose: Choose appropriate option noted below:
    • Advising- Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
    • Graduation Check Out- Seniors whose anticipated date of graduation is the upcoming semester
    • Advising (Freshmen Only)- Freshmen entering LSU fall 2020 semester
    • Faculty Advising- Chemistry and Geology majors have the option to schedule appointment with major faculty advisor.  Other majors will need to email their department.
    • Geaux Teach- Students pursuing secondary education concentrations
    • Pre-Med / Pre-Dental- Students pursuing careers in medicine, dentistry, podiatry, or optometry with specific questions about these fields or the application cycle.
    • Residential College Advising- Students living in the  Science Residential College
  5. Confirm Location
  6. Check email confirmation containing a Zoom link. 

***Appointments open every Friday morning for the following week.  

Important Dates

Sunday, October 25: Course scheduling for spring semester, Spring Intersession and summer term begins, 5:00 p.m.

  • Course offerings and the scheduling priorities will be posted online via schedule booklet on the LSU University Registrar's Office website. Students who are note takers for the Office of Disability services should direct any questions related to scheduling priority to the Office of Disability Services.

Friday, November 9:  Final date for dropping courses, 4:30 p.m., deadline, Final date for resigning from the University, 4:30 p.m., deadline, Final date to request rescheduling a final examination when three examinations are scheduled in 24 hours

Note, the registration deadlines are different for accelerated (8 week) courses.  Please refer to the LSU Academic Calendar.

Faculty Advisors are also available to assist you with major specific questions. You may email them directly for assistance.

Major Department Advisor Email
Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Microbiology 

Department of Biological Sciences

Dr. Gregg Pettis
Chemistry Department of Chemistry Dr. Linda Allen

Schedule appointment via Navigate

Reason: Faculty Advising (CHEM)

Geology Department of Geology & Geophysics Dr. Achim Hermann

Schedule appointment via Navigate

Reason: Faculty Advising (GEOL)

Mathematics Department of Mathematics Dr. Charles Delzell

Schedule appointment via Navigate

Reason: Faculty Advising (MATH)

Physics Department of Physics & Astronomy Dr. David Young

Additional Resources:

Email questions to