Biology Major Newsletter - October 31, 2017

• Announcements and Updates

• Upcoming Deadlines

• Academic Events and Opportunities

• Career, Job, Internship Events and Opportunities

• Other Opportunities and Events

Announcements and Updates

Spring 2018 Registration News

The Biology major has posted a list of Biology major classes on our Resources page.  You will see a few classes in red, if you are interested in a red class, connect with your advisor. Use it to plan for Spring course selection.

You will receive your time and date to register November 6 in Student Center and by email. Seniors will begin registration November 14 and Freshman will begin registration November 30. Registration times are determined by your completed credits. If you have questions or concerns, connect with your advisor.

Tip of the week: There is a new app in your MyUW called Navigator. It features an enrollment tool that is mobile device friendly. You may want to experiment with both Navigator and Course Guide tools before your registration time to see which you prefer.

On Wisconsin!
The Biology Major Advising Team


 Anatomy Registration

Spring 2018 Kinesiology 337: Human Anatomy (Lecture)

The Department of Kinesiology will offer two lectures of Kines 337 in Spring 2018. At present, the course can accommodate 360 students in Fall and Spring semesters and 100 students in Summer term. 

• Students with KNS or PRN classification will have priority enrollment until November 30th at 9am.

• Seniors will be able to enroll beginning November 30th at 9am.

• Juniors will be able to enroll beginning December 1st at 9am.

• Open enrollment for all remaining students meeting the prerequisite begins December 2nd at 9 a.m.

• A small number of seats will be held back for special students.

• No priority lists will be collected prior to the enrollment period.

Spring 2018 Kinesiology 338: Human Anatomy Lab

• Kinesiology is offering 8 sections of human anatomy lab this spring.

• Students with KNS classification will have priority enrollment until November 30th at 9 a.m.

• The course will go straight to a wait list at 9am on November 30th for seniors only.

• The wait list comment function will no longer be available to students during registration. Students placed on a wait list should email Lisa Cappabianca ( with campus ID #, student status (sr., jr.), date of anticipated graduation and information regarding any post-grad health programs to which they have applied. This email should be sent AFTER YOU ARE ON THE WAIT LIST. The wait list will be prioritized based on that information. Priority will be given to graduating seniors and seniors applying to post-grad health programs.


Physiology 335 and 435 Registration

Physiology 435 and 335 are very similar courses, and therefore students should not take both. Generally, Physio 435 is offered in Spring terms and Physio 335 is offered Fall, Spring, and Summer terms. It is also important to note that while both Physiology 435 and 335 count as I/A breadth category B lab courses for the Biology major, only Physiology 435 can be used to count for the CALS capstone requirement

Physiology 435 is prioritized for Biology majors Biology majors have priority over students in other majors. Enrollment happens at your assigned enrollment time, and the course typically fills with students with senior standing. Students will be able to join the waitlist after the course fills. There is not typically a lot of movement on the waitlist.

Physiology 335 is prioritized for Pre-Nursing and Kinesiology students. During the initial enrollment period only priority students are authorized to enroll for this course and there is no waitlist option for the course. A waitlist for non-priority students (such as Biology Majors) will open at 12:00pm on December 6, and interested students should join the waitlist at that time. There are typically seats in Phys 335 after priority students enroll, so students can get into the course via the waitlist.

Upcoming Deadlines

Friday, November 3, 2017
Deadline to drop a Fall term course (will receive a DR on transcript)

Friday, November 24, 2017
Deadline to withdraw from Fall term with W on transcript

Academic Events and Opportunities

Five Secrets for Writing a Successful Undergraduate Lab Report

This workshop for undergraduate students will focus on the core components of lab reports, including the introduction, methods and materials, results, and discussion sections. As we review sample lab reports, we'll discuss specific strategies for improving their content, organization, argument, and clarity. Students are encouraged to bring drafts of their own lab reports in progress. Please register in advance.
Thursday, November 16
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Helen C White, room 6172


Global Health Field Course Fair

Wednesday, November 1
4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Carson Gulley

This fair will feature local and international field courses and other opportunities that fulfill the field experience requirement for the Certificate in Global Health. Field course leaders and student alumni will be present to answer questions!

Career, Job, and Internship Events and Opportunities

Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Research Program

Students will be placed with a faculty mentor to work on a particular research project for approximately 10 weeks (starting late May or early June). In addition, students will participate in educational sessions on bioethics research methods and lunch meetings with faculty. Students also will have the opportunity to shadow physicians, clinical ethics consultations, and other professionals depending on areas of interest.

Interested applicants should apply to job posting 87872BR: Bioethics Intern on the Mayo Clinic jobs website by Jan. 12, 2018.


All-Campus Healthcare Symposium

HOSA (Health Occupations Student Association) is hosting the 14th annual All-Campus Healthcare Symposium next month. Save the date! This free event is open to all undergrads and features panels of healthcare professionals from the Madison area. Panels offered this year will be:  pre-medicine, pre-PA, pre-OT, pre-PT, pre-pharmacy, nursing, global and public health, and athletic training/sports. Register here.

Wednesday, November 15
5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Lowell Center

Other Opportunities and Events

Financial Aid

The 2018-2019 FAFSA is available -- ·
UW-Madison School Code 003895 · Priority Deadline – December 1, 2017

Scholarship season is here. UW-Madison Scholarships – a separate application process from the FAFSA. Deadlines: most occur between December - February