Where Do I Start?

Do I Need to See an Advisor?

You must meet with your academic advisor prior to registration if you fit in one of the following categories:

  • Freshmen
  • New transfer students
  • Non-Degree students
  • Students on probation
  • Students that changed their major the previous semester

If you are a freshman, transfer or international student, you must attend orientation. During orientation, you will attend an academic information session, meet with an academic advisor and register for classes.

Academic Advisors

These are non-faculty professional staff members. They are available to assist students in designing an appropriate course of study that will satisfy requirements for graduation. Academic Advisors are knowledgeable about the technicalities of UT Dallas and program requirements. All students seeking a bachelor’s degree should meet at least annually with their academic advisor to discuss degree requirements, course selection, time management, study skills, difficulties with coursework, career opportunities and personal problems. Schedule an appointment.

Faculty Advisors

These are regular faculty members in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM). Their role is to help students with career planning and to serve as academic mentors (they are often not, however, up on the technicalities of UT Dallas requirements). Students should partner with both the faculty advisor and the academic advisor. Below is a list of faculty advisors for each major in NSM.

Major UG Faculty Advisor GR Faculty Advisor
Actuarial Science Dr. Natalia Humphreys Dr. Wenyi Lu
Biochemistry Dr. Michael Biewer
Biology Dr. Elizabeth Pickett Dr. Lawerence Reitzer Biological Sciences Programs
Chemistry Dr. Michael Biewer Dr. Steven Nielsen
Data Science Dr. Pankaj Choudhary Dr. Ovidiu Daescu Dr. Pankaj Choudhary Mathematics-Data Science Track (refer to Dr. Choudhary if undecided between MS-Math Data Science Track or MS-Statistics Data Science Track)
Geosciences Dr. Thomas Brikowski Dr. Robert Stern (First contact Gloria Eby )
Mathematics Dr. Mieczyslaw Dabkowski Dr. Yan Cao
Mathematics-Statistics Dr. Sunyoung Shin Dr. Min Chen
Molecular Biology Dr. Elizabeth Pickett
Physics Dr. Lindsay King Dr. Phillip Anderson

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