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Academic Advising

The academic advisor for the Biomedical Science major is Steven Mousetes. He can be reached by telephone at 614-247-8060, through email at mousetes.1@osu.edu, or in person in his office located in 1072/1080 Graves Hall. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment to meet with Mr. Mousetes, as needed.

Academic advising typically includes meeting with an advisor at least once per semester. BMS freshmen and seniors are required to meet with Mr. Mousetes during autumn semester; sophomores and juniors meet during spring semester. Students who earn a cumulative grade point average below a 3.5 may be required to participate in extra advising sessions. Topics addressed in advising appointments include: progress towards degree, competitiveness for graduate/professional school, preparation for graduate/professional school applications, and non-academic concerns. ​

Ohio State's twelve defined academic advising student learning outcomes are as follows:

  1. Asks for advising help/actively seeks out relevant information
  2. Collaborates with advisor by scheduling, preparing for, attending, and following up on appointments, ongoing degree planning, and other university business
  3. Formulates and revises degree plans and selects appropriate courses based on academic goals
  4. Uses university tools—Buckeye Link, the Degree Audit and Transfer Credit Report, Advising Report, etc.—to seek answers to academic questions and assess academic progress
  5. Takes increasing responsibility for own academic career and plans
  6. Understands the value of academic enrichment and co-curricular opportunities
  7. Understands university policies and procedures
  8. Understands the curricular requirements for her/his degree program
  9. Understands the connection between completing a degree and advancing personal development
  10. Knows about university support services and uses them when needed
  11. Values the process of academic planning and course selection as a means toward realizing academic goals
  12. Understands and appreciates the role of the breadth component of the degree