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Biological Sciences

College of Arts & Sciences


Freshman and Sophomores:  Biology Majors with 59 credit hours or less, as well as first semester transfer students, will meet with Liz Thomas-Joseph.  To schedule an appointment please call 423-439-5602.

Juniors A-I:  Biology Majors with 60-89 credit hours and whose last name begins with the letters “a thru i” will meet with Dr. Tom Laughlin

To request an advising appointment time with Tom Laughlin

  • Available: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Appointments scheduled on first requested, first served basis
  • After your appointment request is received it will either be confirmed by email reply, or a different meeting time will be suggested

Appointment request information:

  • Important to use the following subject line for your advising request email:
  •             Advising Appointment Request
  • Times available for appointment requests:
  •            Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Office: Brown Hall, Room 337

Juniors J-Z:  Biology Majors with 60-89 credit hours and whose last name begins with the letters “j thru z” will meet with Dr. Karl Joplin.  Dr. Joplin has sign-up sheets on his office door, 432 Brown Hall.  Please sign up or email: to schedule an appointment for advisement.   

Seniors:  Biology Majors with 90 or more credit hours AND 2nd degree seeking students will meet with Dr. Miller.  To schedule an appointment e-mail:  

Advising times for Dr. Miller:

MW- 1-4 pm

MWF- 8:30 am-10 am

R- 1-4 pm

By appointment via email

Thank you and if you have any questions the Department of Biological Sciences can be reached at 423-439-4329.


***ALL Students will need to bring a copy of their Degree Works sheet and a list of courses you plan to take to the advisement appointment***

Note: Coming prepared to your advisement session with these materials is mandatory!
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