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  1. 1. College of Science Welcome to the View this presentation at:
  2. 2. <ul><li>I nvestigate </li></ul><ul><li>D iscover </li></ul><ul><li>E xperience </li></ul><ul><li>A chieve </li></ul><ul><li>S cience </li></ul>College of Science Opportunities in the
  3. 3. EXPLORE Science Abroad <ul><li>Study Abroad </li></ul><ul><li>IE3 Global Internships </li></ul><ul><li>International Degree </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Majors for pre-med </li></ul><ul><li>Majors for teaching </li></ul><ul><li>General Science options </li></ul><ul><li>Remember your major selection! </li></ul><ul><li>You will meet with this advisor tomorrow. </li></ul>Biology Envrionmental Science Botany Chemistry Choosing Your Major Microbiology
  5. 6. <ul><li>Advising tomorrow will start at 9:30 am in Gilfillan Auditorium </li></ul><ul><li>At 9:30 you will go with your advisor to another office. In a small group, you will learn about your new major, select your courses, and make out a sample schedule. </li></ul><ul><li>Then you will register on-line. </li></ul><ul><li>You should be done by 1 pm at the latest. </li></ul><ul><li>Be at HERE at 9:30! Don’t be late or your group will leave without you! </li></ul>Advising tomorrow
  6. 7. Picture Yourself Here!
  7. 8. <ul><li>Three Levels of Requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University Baccalaureate Core </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>College of Science requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Departmental (Major) requirements </li></ul></ul>Let’s Get Started…
  8. 9. <ul><li>Strengthen critical thinking and communication skills </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure basic understanding and appreciation of the sciences, arts and humanities, and social sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen the international dimensions of the university’s curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage interdisciplinary interaction among students and faculty </li></ul>OSU Baccalaureate Core
  9. 10. <ul><li>A broad education is critical to success in a changing world </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Skills (primarily first year) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perspectives (primarily lower division) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Difference, Power and Discrimination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Synthesis (upper division) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Over 250 courses are available to meet Core requirements (pg. 26 Reg. Handbook) </li></ul>OSU Baccalaureate Core
  10. 11. <ul><li>Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing I </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing II </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing III/Speech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fitness (Lec + Lab) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Perspectives (no more than 2 from same department) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical Science with Lab </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biological Science with Lab </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choice of physical or biological science with Lab </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Western Culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural Diversity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Literature and Arts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Processes and Institutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Difference, Power, and Discrimination </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Synthesis (not in the same department) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Science, technology and society </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contemporary global issues </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Writing Intensive Course (WIC) </li></ul>Baccalaureate Core One course in each category
  11. 12. <ul><li>12 credits of Math, Statistics or Computer Science </li></ul><ul><li>15 credits of Physical, Earth, and Biological Science (a 2 term sequence is required) </li></ul><ul><li>Will be audited by the College of Science office for graduation </li></ul>College of Science Requirements
  12. 13. <ul><li>Specified by the Department </li></ul><ul><li>Can “double count” with Bacc Core and College of Science requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Will be audited by the Department for graduation </li></ul><ul><li>Exceptions or substitutions must be granted by the Department </li></ul>Departmental Requirements
  13. 14. <ul><li>Math </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>Biology </li></ul><ul><li>WR 121 or HHS 231 (+ HHS lab or PAC) </li></ul><ul><li>Bacc Core courses or Foreign Language </li></ul><ul><li>Orientation Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Other (PAC, Music) </li></ul>“ Typical” First Year Schedule
  14. 15. <ul><li>Math Placement is Important! </li></ul><ul><li>Courses for Science Majors: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MTH 065 (Elementary Algebra) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MTH 095 or 103 (Intermediate Algebra) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MTH 111(College Algebra) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MTH 112 (Elementary Functions, i.e. Trig) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MTH 251 (Differential Calculus) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>See page 20 for Math placement guidelines </li></ul>Math Placement
  15. 16. <ul><li>Your last math class in high school </li></ul><ul><li>Your Math SAT score </li></ul><ul><li>Your Math Placement Test score </li></ul><ul><li>Your AP/IB score (if available) </li></ul><ul><li>Determines your math placement </li></ul>Math Placement
  16. 17. <ul><li>Will be offered this summer through E-campus </li></ul><ul><li>(Distance education). </li></ul><ul><li>May be taken at a community college. </li></ul>MTH 065 & 095
  17. 18. <ul><li>Prepares students for MTH 111. </li></ul><ul><li>Math placement score 11-16. </li></ul><ul><li>A one term (10 week) investment to refresh your math skills for success in MTH 111. </li></ul>MTH 103 Algebraic Reasoning
  18. 19. <ul><li>MTH 111 – College Algebra </li></ul><ul><li>Students with a Math SAT < 540 and Math Placement Test < 17 had a failure rate of 49% in MTH 111. </li></ul><ul><li>(Failure = D/F/U/W) </li></ul>Don’t Over Place in Math
  19. 20. <ul><li>See page 21 for Chemistry guidelines. </li></ul><ul><li>CH 221, 222, 223 (5 cr. each) </li></ul><ul><li>Science majors sequence </li></ul><ul><li>One year of high school chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>(with A or B) recommended </li></ul><ul><li>Concurrent enrollment in MTH 111 or placement in higher math course </li></ul><ul><li>CH 224H, 225H, 226H for Honors College </li></ul><ul><li>(CH 201, 202 is for Engineers) </li></ul>Chemistry Placement
  20. 21. <ul><li>CH 121, 122, 123 (5 cr. each) </li></ul><ul><li>For those with no high school chemistry & enrollment in MTH 095 or placement in a higher MTH course </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-nursing students take CH 121, 122, 123 or 130 </li></ul><ul><li>Students placing in MTH 065 should DELAY Chemistry to winter term or next year </li></ul>Chemistry Placement
  21. 22. <ul><li>We WILL be offering CH 221 starting Winter Term </li></ul><ul><li>For those that need math preparation before beginning Chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>Example: take MTH 103 fall term </li></ul><ul><li>Take CH 221 and MTH 111 winter term </li></ul><ul><li>Complete CH 222 spring term and take CH 223 summer term to complete the series </li></ul>Chemistry 221 “Trailer” Course
  22. 23. <ul><li>English Composition = WR 121 (3 cr.) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Alpha” sectioned </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A-G – fall </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>H-N – winter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>O-Z – spring </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lifetime Fitness = HHS 231 (2 cr.) </li></ul><ul><li>PLUS lab HHS 241-248 (1 cr.) or PAC = 3 cr. </li></ul>Classes required for all students:
  23. 24. <ul><li>Two years of foreign language are required for admission if you graduated from high school in 1997 or later. </li></ul><ul><li>If you do not meet this requirement, you must take 2 terms of the same language (e.g. SPAN 111 and 112) to graduate. </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign Language placement test is </li></ul><ul><li>7:00 -8:30 AM in Kidder 33. </li></ul>Foreign Language
  24. 25. <ul><li>SPAN 111 & 211 are very likely full. </li></ul><ul><li>Options: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Take Spanish via E-campus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take SPAN 101 & 201 at LBCC at the Benton Center in Corvallis </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Degree Partnership session & sign up for LBCC classes tomorrow: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bexell 112A </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1:00-4:00 pm </li></ul></ul>Foreign Language
  25. 26. <ul><li>BI 211, 212, 213 is for Science majors. </li></ul><ul><li>(BI 101, 102, 103 taken in high school does NOT meet BI 211, 212, 213 requirement for biological science majors. </li></ul><ul><li>Additional Bacc Core course (may be specified by your major) </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign Language (take placement test) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>example: SPAN 111, 112, 113 </li></ul></ul>Other Courses
  26. 27. <ul><li>If you have AP/IB or transfer credit, mention this to your advisor. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide unofficial transcripts (if possible) for your advisor. Official transcripts and score reports must be sent to Admissions. </li></ul><ul><li>AP/IB equivalencies. </li></ul>AP/IB and Transfer Credit
  27. 28. <ul><li>ALS 199 – U Engage First Year Orientation </li></ul><ul><li>BB 111 - Biochemistry/Biophysics majors </li></ul><ul><li>BI 198 - Biology majors </li></ul><ul><li>ENSC 101 - Environmental Sci majors </li></ul><ul><li>EXSS 132 - Allied Health Professions </li></ul><ul><li>GS 199- Pre-nursing Orientation </li></ul><ul><li>MB 110 - Microbiology majors </li></ul><ul><li>VM 110 - Pre-vet Orientation </li></ul><ul><li>SED 407 - Pre-education - WINTER </li></ul><ul><li>BI 107 - Pre-dental – WINTER </li></ul><ul><li>BI 109 - Pre-medical - SPRING </li></ul>Orientation Classes
  28. 29. <ul><li>First Year Orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about OSU </li></ul><ul><li>Make new friends </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to navigate campus </li></ul><ul><li>College is different from high school </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to get involved </li></ul>U Engage ALS 199 (2 cr.)
  29. 30. <ul><li>MUS or MUP classes – Band, Choir, Orchestra, Music lessons – audition in Benton Hall </li></ul><ul><li>ROTC – Air Force, Military Science, Naval Science </li></ul><ul><li>PAC – Physical Activity Courses </li></ul>Other 1-2 Credit Classes
  30. 31. <ul><li>You need 12 credits to be full-time for financial aid, athletics, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>You need to average 15 credits per term to graduate in 4 years </li></ul><ul><li>45 cr. = sophomore </li></ul><ul><li>90 cr. = junior </li></ul><ul><li>135 cr. = senior </li></ul><ul><li>180 cr. = minimum number to GRADUATE </li></ul><ul><li>You need 60 credits of UPPER DIVISION (300 level and above) </li></ul><ul><li>Credits determine your registration priority! </li></ul>Average Course Loads
  31. 32. <ul><li>Full time load of 15 cr. = 45 hrs/week </li></ul><ul><li>Full time work = 40 hrs/week </li></ul><ul><li>Total = 85 hrs/week </li></ul><ul><li>Result: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Low GPA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low credit completed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lost $ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suspension? </li></ul></ul>WORK LOAD MATTERS
  32. 33. <ul><li>For each 10 hrs/week of work reduce course load by 3 cr. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Working 20 hrs/week – take 12 cr. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Working 30 hrs/week – take 9 cr. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Working 40 hrs/week – take 6 cr. </li></ul></ul>Recommendation
  33. 34. <ul><li>Departmental Advising - major requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty Advisor for your Major </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chief Advisor for your Department </li></ul></ul><ul><li>College of Science Advising - Kidder 128 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Head Advisor for the College </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audit for the Bacc Core </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health professions advising </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Undecided Science students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Change of major forms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Study Abroad Programs for Science </li></ul></ul>Where to go for Advising…
  34. 35. <ul><li>Counseling and Psychological Services – 5 th floor Snell Hall </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Counseling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Testing Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Options </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Academic Success Center-101 Waldo Hall </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Undecided Major Advising (UESP) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Your faculty advisor is not a trained personal counselor. </li></ul>Other Advising Resources
  35. 36. <ul><li>Your advisor will </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Help clarify goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be familiar with university rules & regulations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor progress towards goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assist in course selection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make referrals as appropriate </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You should </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Know how to contact your advisor for appointment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare for advising sessions and bring all relevant materials to advising session </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be knowledgeable about requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recognize that you are responsible for your education </li></ul></ul>Advising is a Shared Responsibility
  36. 37. <ul><li>Normal Grading = A,B,C,D,F </li></ul><ul><li>Professors MAY use A-, B+, B-, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>SOME classes are graded P/N </li></ul><ul><li>You may choose S/U grading in certain classes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not allowed in your major or minor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maximum of 36 credits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must have C- or better to get S </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can’t change to a letter grade later </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NO CREDIT for F,U,N GRADES!! </li></ul></ul>Grades are Important!
  37. 38. <ul><li>I/ = Incomplete/alternate grade </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Professor may give this grade when some of the work is incomplete and work done is passing. Have UP TO one year to complete or turns to the alternate grade. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>W = Withdraw (through 7 th week) </li></ul><ul><li>You can withdraw from ALL courses Week 7-10 </li></ul><ul><li>See an advisor if you are having trouble in a course! </li></ul>Drastic Measures (Academic Regs – page 37)
  38. 39. <ul><li>Go to class! </li></ul><ul><li>Sit in the front row </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to your profs </li></ul><ul><li>Treat your first year like a new job </li></ul><ul><li>Get involved </li></ul><ul><li>Manage your time wisely </li></ul><ul><li>Go to class! </li></ul>Tips for College Success
  39. 40. <ul><li>Parents are part of the team. </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate with your student. </li></ul><ul><li>Use resources such as the Parents and Family web page: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Trust your student. </li></ul>Information for Parents Student Parent Advisor
  40. 41. <ul><li>Grades are NOT mailed home </li></ul><ul><li>Release of students records at OSU is bound by federal law (FERPA) </li></ul><ul><li>We can only release name, mailing address, phone number, class, major, dates of attendance, degrees, awards & activities, most recent school, month and day of birth </li></ul>Information for Parents
  41. 42. <ul><li>Week 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Add or Drop classes by web </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Week 2 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deadline to DROP is end of Week 2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adds need permission from instructor and department (done in the dept. office) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Week 3 through 7 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deadline to WITHDRAW is end of Week 7 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deadline for change to S/U grading (with advisor signature) is end of Week 7 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Week 8 through 10 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can only do a University withdrawal (W in all classes) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Week 11 – Finals Week </li></ul>Important Deadlines (pg. 3)
  42. 43. <ul><li>Your GAP (General Access PIN) is set to your birthday. You must change it to a new number. </li></ul><ul><li>Your Registration PIN is given out by your advisor. It changes once each year in the Spring when you register for Fall term. </li></ul><ul><li>Mandatory advising in the Spring to get your new Registration PIN. The system will not ask for this PIN again until it changes in the Spring. </li></ul>PIN Numbers
  43. 44. <ul><li>Around Halloween, think about seeing your Advisor! </li></ul><ul><li>Registration for Winter Term will begin around November 15 </li></ul><ul><li>(pg.11 of Reg. Handbook) </li></ul><ul><li>Remember your GAP! </li></ul>Registration for Winter Term
  44. 45. <ul><li>See your advisor </li></ul><ul><li>around Valentine’s Day! </li></ul><ul><li>See your advisor </li></ul><ul><li>around Cinco de Mayo! </li></ul><ul><li>Get your NEW PIN! </li></ul>Registration for Spring Term Registration for Fall Term
  45. 46. <ul><li>Have some alternatives in mind. </li></ul><ul><li>If you must have the class, contact or go to the department. </li></ul><ul><li>Wait listing for some classes for Fall. </li></ul><ul><li>Classes will continue to open and close throughout the summer and first two weeks of classes. </li></ul>Closed Classes
  46. 47. <ul><li>Fill out the buff Study List Preparation Guide. </li></ul><ul><li>If you have transfer credit, print out an unofficial transcript tonight for your advisor. </li></ul><ul><li>Tomorrow at 9:30 am meet your advisor in Gilfillan Auditorium . </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss your major with your advisor and decide on classes for Fall Term. </li></ul><ul><li>Register for classes on the web. </li></ul><ul><li>(See Registration tutorials at </li></ul>What’s Next?
  47. 48. <ul><li>Get an ONID account ( Your ONID e-mail is your official e-mail with the university – so check it often! </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up for a listserv to find out about: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New classes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scholarships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speakers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And much more! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Turn in your START checklist. </li></ul><ul><li>Get an ID card – basement of Kerr Admin. </li></ul>After you register:
  48. 49. <ul><li>CONNECT Week </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Convocation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tuesday, Sept. 22 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect to Health Prof. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wed., Sept. 23, 10 am </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Life Science Lunch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wednesday, Sept. 23 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental Sciences Hike and Lunch at Bald Hill Thursday, Sept. 24 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>OSU Begins </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monday, Sept. 28 </li></ul></ul>We’ll see you at Connect!
  49. 50. <ul><li>Q U I Z T I M E </li></ul>
  50. 51. QUIZ TIME <ul><li>What is our General Education core called? </li></ul><ul><li>How many courses must you take in each category? </li></ul><ul><li>How many can you take in any one department? </li></ul><ul><li>How many credits do you need to graduate? </li></ul><ul><li>How many upper division credits? </li></ul>
  51. 52. QUIZ TIME <ul><li>When does your Registration PIN change? </li></ul><ul><li>When are you required to see an advisor? </li></ul><ul><li>When is the Add/Drop deadline? </li></ul><ul><li>When is the Withdraw deadline? </li></ul><ul><li>WHEN do you come back tomorrow? </li></ul><ul><li>WHERE do you come back tomorrow? </li></ul>
  52. 53. <ul><li>Be at Gilfillan Auditorium tomorrow! </li></ul><ul><li>9:30 am! </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be late! </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy dinner and have a great evening! </li></ul>Advising tomorrow …