Orientation Session for New Students

The Department of Natural Sciences is organizing a Departmental Orientation for new students, on September 11, 2012, from 1:00-1:30 p.m., immediately following the general new student orientation organized by the Dean of Students’ office.

The new student orientation of the department will consist of a general departmental orientation session led by the Chair and Associate Chair (1:00-1:30 p.m.), followed by orientation sessions according to major from 1:30-2:30 p.m., as follows:


1.       Biology Major in BB 904 (Dr. Ralph Abi Habib)

2.       Chemistry Sage G02 (Dr. Samira Korfali and Dr. Jomana Aridi)

3.       Nutrition Sage G01 (Dr. Nadine Zeeni and Dr. Maya Bassil)

The Orientation Session will include the following:

1.      A presentation covering

a.      Details on the major

                                                                                      i.      Three Year plan

                                                                                    ii.      Contract Sheet

                                                                                  iii.      Description of courses

b.      List of advisors with whom students should follow up with throughout their course of study

                                                                                      i.      Description of the advising process

                                                                                    ii.      Interactive advising

c.       Discussion of  possible career paths with the students

d.      Raising awareness of civic and university engagement

2.      A tour of the Departmental facilities and Labs