Review your interactive degree audit. This compares your current course work against the specific requirements that are in place for your degree program. It is recommended that you run your audit before and after your register.
You can also view sample degree flowcharts. Please note that you must be logged into your Michigan Tech e-mail to view.
After viewing these resources, you are encouraged to schedule a meeting with your academic advisor if you have additional questions! You are strongly recommended to meet with your advisor at least once a semester to review your progress.
When to Register
Registration for fall courses will start Sunday, October 22 for graduate students and student veterans. Registration will then continue to open for other students through Sunday, November 12 based on the amount of credits you have earned currently. You can view the complete priority schedule on the Registrar's website.
After the initial registration period, it will then close for a few days so departments can make any course changes and then reopen on Tuesday, November 14.
Registration for summer courses also remains open throughout this period.
How to Register
The Registrar's Office, located on the first floor of the Administration Building, is committed to providing exceptional service. There are a lot of great resources to help you through the process of registering for courses on their website, including:
- step-by-step procedures for online registration
- general education requirements
- schedule of classes
- explanation of common registration stoppers
- registration approval/waiver forms
Updated Capstone Course
Each year our department reviews and updates our curriculum. Our previous capstone courses (BL 4510 and 4530) have been replaced with a single course: BL 4600 - Professional Capstone in Biological Sciences.
Please contact Travis Wakeham (email@example.com) with any questions regarding this change.
Assessment of experiential learning and preparation for post-graduate work, professional training, or graduate school.
- Credits: 1.0
- Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-1-0)
- Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
- Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Senior
- Pre-Requisite(s): BL 3782
These courses are only offered on alternative years, so plan accordingly!
A course for students interested in health careers or human biology. This course will cover advanced topics in the human circulatory, digestive, endocrine, integumentary, lymphatic, muscular, nervous, renal, reproductive, respiratory, and skeletal systems.
- Credits: 3.0
- Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
- Semesters Offered: Spring, in odd years
- Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman
- Pre-Requisite(s): BL 2020
This course is designed for students focusing their studies in ecology and evolutionary biology and seeking advanced understanding of pattern, science, and theory of ecological systems. Topics will range from individuals to communities and landscapes. Lectures and discussions will be guided by published literature.
- Credits: 3.0
- Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-1-0)
- Semesters Offered: Spring, in even years
- Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Junior, Senior
- Pre-Requisite(s): BL 3003 and BL 3490
MLS Curriculum Changes
Medical Laboratory Science majors should consult Brigitte (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Sarah (email@example.com) concerning updates to the curriculum. A new course will be offered next fall that is strongly recommended students take!
An overview of medically relevant fungal, viral, and parasitic infections, including disease pathology. Emphasis on identification, diagnoses, and disease monitoring, as well as identifying and reducing pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical errors. Quality control, quality assurance, and safety will be addressed.
- Credits: 2.0
- Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-3)
- Semesters Offered: Spring
- Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Medical Laboratory Science; May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman
- Pre-Requisite(s): BL 2410 and BL 3210 and BL 2020(C)
How Do I Enroll in Research Credits?
Whether you are planning to go to graduate school or pursue a career upon graduation, one of the factors that often gives our students an edge is the opportunity to engage in research.
Students often consider enrolling in undergraduate research credits after they have completed foundational courses at the beginning of junior year. However, students are welcome to begin collaborating on a research project at any time.
Intimidated by research and not sure where to start? Check out our undergraduate research page for resources.
After creating a research plan with a faculty member. Please fill out the form below to request to be registered for research credits (BL 4000 or BL 4995).
Help, a course I need next semester is already full!
This is bound to happen sometimes. Don't panic. First, attempt to register for all your courses using available sections. If there is another section open, try rearranging your schedule if possible to accommodate.
If you're unable to rearrange your schedule, please submit your information via our waitlist. Priority will be given to those who need a course in order to stay on track for the nearest graduation terms.