Advising

campus in the fallAcademic advisors in the College of Science and Mathematics Office of Student Services (106 Oelman Hall) help students transition to the college by providing program of study information, guiding students to create a connection with their departments and faculty, as well as providing student success programming.  We offer one-on-one tailored services for diverse student populations and our college advisors can assist in answering your questions about the Wright State Core requirements (general education), along with university and college requirements.  If you are already enrolled in one of our programs you should receive advising directly from your department and you can find contact information for the college departments below.

Make an appointment by visiting the College of Science and Mathematics Office of Student Services (106 Oelman Hall) or calling (937) 775-3180 to take full advangage of this valuable resource.

If you are interesed in pursuing a career in the health professions, the Pre-Health Advising Program provides useful support and advising resources that will prepare you to become a competitive applicant. You can schedule an appointment with a Pre-Health advisor by calling (937) 775-3180.

What is Academic Advising

Our job:

  1. Assist the advisee to understand the academic and administrative processes of the university.
  2. Help the advisee to understand the expected standards of achievement and likelihood of success in certain areas of study.
  3. Discuss the educational and career objectives suited to the advisee's demonstrated abilities and expressed interests. The advisors help the advisee to understand the relationships among the courses, programs, undergraduate research opportunites, interships, study abroad programs, and other academic and personal development experiences provided by the university.
  4. Help the advisee plan a course of study and give advice about courses and the adjustment of course loads. The advisor will inform the advisee about the prerequisites for subsequent courses in the advisee's program and evaluate their progress.
  5. Provide mentorship while familiarizing advisees with appropriate campus resources.

Your job:

  1. Acquire the information needed to assume final responsibility for course scheduling, program planning, and the successful completion of all graduation requirements.
  2. Seek the academic, personal development, and career information needed to develop and meet educational and personal goals.
  3. Become knowledgeable about the relevant policies, procedures, and rules of the university, college, and academic program.
  4. Be prepared with accurate information and relevant materials when contacting the advisor.
  5. Consult with your advisor at least once per semester to decide on courses, review the accuracy of the degree audit, check progress towards graduation, and discuss the suitability of other educational opportunities provided by the university.
  6. Take personal responsibility for his or her own actions and behavior.

CoSM Academic Probation Contract (PDF)

Transfer Students

Students transferring from one institution to another often experience transfer shock, represented by a decrease in grades and other undesireable experience resulting from a major academic change. We are here to help you with your transition to ensure it is a smooth one.  Make an appointment by visiting the College of Science and Mathematics Office of Student Services (106 Oelman Hall) or calling (937) 775-3180.

Additional information is located on our admissions page.

Student Services Staff

Student Services is located at 106 Oelman Hall. Our office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

You may call (937) 775-3180 during our business hours to schedule an advising appointment.

Jacqueline Neal, M.S.

Department:
College of Science & Math Admin
Title:
Assistant Dean
Address:
Oelman Hall 106, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Phone:
937-775-3180

Ivory M. Berry, Ph.D.

Department:
College of Science & Math Admin
Title:
Assistant Director of Student Success
Address:
Oelman Hall 106, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Phone:
937-775-3180

Debbie Garber

Department:
College of Science & Math Admin
Title:
Administrative Support Coordinator
Address:
Oelman Hall 106, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Phone:
937-775-3151

Amanda Rae Herbe, M.Ed

Department:
College of Science & Math Admin
Title:
PreHealth Program Coordinator
Address:
Oelman Hall 106, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Phone:
937-775-3180

Mike O'Neal, Ph.D.

Department:
College of Science & Math Admin
Title:
Academic Advisor, Student Success
Address:
Oelman Hall 106, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Phone:
937-775-3180

Harolynn Williams, M.S.Ed

Department:
College of Science & Math Admin
Title:
Academic Advisor, Pre-Health
Address:
Oelman Hall 106, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy

CoSM Department Advising Contacts

Department Location Phone
Biological Sciences 235 Bio Sci Building (937) 775-4226
Clinical Lab Sciences 235 Bio Sci Building (937) 775-4226
Earth & Environmental Sciences 260 Brehm Lab (937) 775-2201
Chemistry 202 Oelman Hall (937) 775-2855
Mathematics & Statistics 120 Math & Micro Building (937) 775-2785
Psychology 335 Fawcett Hall (937) 775-4155
Physics 248 Fawcett Hall (937) 775-2955
COSM Undeclared & Transfer Students 106 Oelman Hall (937) 775-3180