Welcome to the College of Science and Mathematics Advising!

The CSM is one of the fastest growing units within Kennesaw State University (KSU) with Bachelor of Science degree programs in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, environmental science, mathematics, and physics. 

Pre-professional students with interests in pre-dental, pre-med, pre-pharmacy, and pre-vet are encouraged to look into options within the biology, chemistry, or biochemistry majors, while students with interests in actuarial sciences or statistics are encouraged to look into degree options within one of the mathematics majors. Graduates of our degree programs are among the best prepared in Georgia for professional school, graduate school, or careers in industry as a result of our world-class faculty and the outstanding research experiences available to our students.

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Chemistry and Biochemistry

Biology

Mathematics and Physics

MATH C&A

Environmental Science

Careers and Development

The College of Science and Mathematics has a dedicated Career & development  Advisor, Shannon Sullivan. Shannon is ready to answer your questions about anything career-related and looks forward to meeting you. Questions? Ready to make an appointment?  

For more information about CSM Career Planning and Development, visit the KSU Career Plan.

Where is the CSM Advising located?

Kennesaw Campus
Science Building, Building #370
Room #204, 2nd Floor
Kennesaw Campus map (PDF)

PHONE: (470) 578-5113
EMAIL: csmadvising@kennesaw.edu

Marietta Campus Advising

David Marsh and Tiffanie Ruth are available for in-person advising meetings on the Marietta campus.

Norton Hall, Room 163

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Appointments

Meet with an Advisor

The CSM Advising Team offers advising for the following majors: 

B.S. Biology, B.S. Environmental Science, B.S. Biochemistry, B.S. Chemistry, B.S. Mathematics, and B.S. Physics

We offer two types of meetings with virtual and in-person availability:

  • Advising Appointment – a 30-minute scheduled meeting with your assigned Academic Advisor. This option is best when you are looking to plan for future semesters, review your progress toward graduation, or address advising-related holds.
  • We are available for scheduled advising appointments
    Monday-Friday: 9:00am – 11:30am & 1:00pm – 4:30pm
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Drop-In Appointments

Students can drop-in to see the Academic Advisor that is on duty to ask quick questions. These meetings are usually no more than 15 minutes long and can be subject to a wait time.

  • We are available for drop-In advising appointments
    Monday-Friday: 9:00am – 11:30am & 1:00pm – 4:30pm

In-Person Drop-Ins:

  • Drop by Science Building room #204 on the Kennesaw Campus.
  • Check-in at the front desk, and then sit in the waiting area. The first available advisor will call you back when it is your turn.
  • 1. Login to Microsoft Teams

    • Download and log into Microsoft Teams (you will log in using the same log in information as your KSU email). There is also a phone application you can download, if easier!

    2. Add yourself to the CSM Advising Virtual Drop-Ins Team

    • When in Microsoft Teams, click the tab/icon for Teams, and it will show you any teams you are a member of.
    • In the top right corner or bottom left corner, click “Join or Create Team.” Use the “Join a team with a code” box to enter the team code: 5s7o02n.

    3. Sign-In to See an Advisor

    • When you enter the Team, you will notice a “General” chat page that is our sign-in sheet.
    • Type your major into the chat to add yourself to the waiting list. You will only need to sign-in with one chat per visit.
    • If for any reason you need to leave before being helped, please reply to your own chat with “I will come back later.”

    4. How Will the Advisor Start My Meeting?

    • An advisor will send you an individual chat when you are next in line. If you do not respond within 3 minutes, you will just need to put yourself back into the advising queue with a new chat.

If you need any support with getting to the Team, please email csmadvising@kennesaw.edu.

Quick Resources

  • Use the advising forms and resources listed below to help register for classes, plan your course of study and meet graduation requirements. This page is a dedicated resource for both advisors and students, housing various forms, links, and informational PDFs that can assist in the advising process.


  • We are looking forward to having you join our CSM community! To best assist new students with their orientation and registration experience, please click below for step by step instructions!

    Step 1: Signed up for orientation 

    Start by signing up! You will register for your classes during your orientation date, so we'd highly encourage choosing the earliest date available to you.

    NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

    Step 2: Set up an appointment with your academic advisor before orientation

    If we know you're going to be completing a major in CSM, we are going to be reaching out to students via orientation rosters before orientation.  But, you don't have to wait for us to reach out to you!  Please go ahead and schedule an appointment with your advisor!

    Step 3: Math is Important

    Your starting place for math might change what science courses you have available to you during your first semester at KSU.  All majors in CSM require at least up to MATH 1190 Calculus I in the degree requirements.

    Your High School information dictates your potential starting place.

    MATH 1111 College Algebra: Anyone can start here, but you might be able to start higher!
    MATH 1113 Precalculus: You can start here if you have a SAT MATH score of 570 or above (ACT MATH 23 or above) AND a high school GPA of 2.8 or above
    MATH 1190 Calculus I: You can start here if you have a SAT MATH score of 620 or above (ACT MATH 26 or above) AND a high school GPA of 3.2 or above

    Not happy with your Math placement based on HS information? Take ALEKS!

    **Please email your academic advisor if you have questions about ALEKS or need to get the ALEKS code**

    Transfer Students

    Step 1: Signeup for orientation 

    Start by signing up! You will register for your classes during your orientation date, so we'd highly encourage choosing the earliest date available to you.

    NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

    Step 2: Visit our Transfer Advising page

    Visit our transfer advising page for more information on how we work to support transfer students!

    We know that the transfer process can be overwhelming, but we want to make it as simple, as possible! Please follow the steps on our Transfer Advising page to help with your initial contacts with CSM Advising.

  • To ensure that course override information is fair and consistent for students, the College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) has created universal policies across departments for the handling of three types of overrides. Please note that transient and non-degree seeking students must also ensure that they are meeting CSM's procedure on courses and access. The policies are listed below:

    • Due to the nature of the courses in CSM, we want to give students the highest possibility of success in our courses.  Because of this, courses in CSM have a "No prereq override" policy.  A student must meet the prerequisite for a course that they intend to take.

      If you have taken the prerequisite at another institution, please email an advisor to request a prerequisite override. We will need to see proof that you have or are currently completing the prerequisite elsewhere.

      We have one form that is used for NON-STEM majors needing either SCI 1102 courses. Please read the policies and fill out this form.
      We have one form that can be used to direct an override request for a MATH course. Please read the policies and fill out this form.
      All other requests need to be sent to a CSM advisor and you must meet the prerequisite for the course you are requesting a prereq override for.
      You're getting a prereq error for the lab from waitlist: If you have received a notification from the waitlist that a lab seat is available to you, BUT you have not gotten into the lecture yet, you do not meet the requirement to register for the lab.  You will need to get into a lecture seat before grabbing your lab seat from the waitlist.  This is not something that we can fix because we cannot affirm that you have gotten into your lecture seat to keep the override in place.

      Registering or swapping courses that are corequisites.  Please click here for information on registering for corequisites.

      I am a Transient or Non-Degree Student needing to take a course in this college. Please email csmadvising@kennesaw.edu when you have received acceptance to KSU and share the courses that you are interested in taking for instructions on your next steps (MATH, CHEM, BIOL, PHYS, SCI, STAT, and ENVS courses are housed in this college). Include your KSU ID# in that email to assist with looking into your account.

    • We recognize that certain courses are extremely popular in our college. We are constantly trying to meet demand for our courses. But, this sometimes still means that a class you wish to take fills up. To best utilize the systems available at KSU (wait-lists), CSM has a "No closed class override" policy. We want all students to have an equal chance at getting into a class.
    • We recognize that certain courses are extremely popular in our college. We are constantly trying to meet demand for our courses. But, this sometimes still means that a class you wish to take fills up. To best utilize the systems available at KSU (wait-lists), CSM has a "No closed class override" policy. We want all students to have an equal chance at getting into a class.

      WAIT-LISTING INFORMATION

    If you think a transfer credit ("T") could be a substitution for a KSU course, then get your course description and/or a course syllabus from the other school, then email the appropriate advisor, your KSU ID #, major, course request, course syllabus (or course description if only justification available) from the other school. NOTE: Very few STAT courses can be substituted from transfer credit outside of KSU.

    • Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology & Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
    • Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
    • Statistics and Analytical Sciences
    • Department of Mathematics & Department of Physics
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  • We are so excited to have you as one of the majors in the College of Science and Mathematics (CSM). Spend some time perusing the different advising webpages to gain access to information about our office and our processes. We are here to help make your transfer process as seamless as we possibly can! Below you will find some information to help you in the initial transfer process.

    • David Marsh is the Senior Transfer Specialist Advisor for CSM Advising.  He has additional expertise in the transfer process for students.

      As a transfer student, the courses from previous institutions are evaluated by KSU to determine equivalency.  Sometimes, courses that might be equivalent to things at KSU have never been seen before and this requires some extra steps!  

      Schedule an appointment with David for assistance with this process.

    • Information about Already Accepted Transfer Equivalencies

      Check your DegreeWorks on Owl Express. Please take note of any classes which have shown up as T00 or “unused” credits (ex. MATH 3T00 means you have credit for a class which we are not sure is a match for KSU coursework). Collect syllabi with course descriptions for these classes for your meeting with David.

      David will help you discover which classes you have credit for and which transfer classes you may still need to have evaluated for credit. Your unevaluated credits will be sent to a faculty member for review. Once the review is complete, we will initiate the appropriate course substitutions for you and follow up with you for questions.  Substitutions will "move" T00 courses to the appropriate equivalent course, if approved by the departments as equivalent.

  • Not sure where to ask your questions? Please contact us directly via email or phone (470) 578-5113.  We can help direct your general/non-CSM major questions and concerns to the appropriate person.

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