Academic Advising

Seeing your academic advisor is key to your success here at UNL. Forensic Science employs a professional academic advisor in addition to our faculty.

Advising is not just about course selection – it’s about goals, having an advocate, and getting the most out of college.

Students may schedule an appointment to discuss any aspect of university life including major or minor planning, career and research opportunities, internships, and graduate school preparation.

Drop-ins are welcome, but appointments are best. Please schedule an appointment via MyPLAN. You can get to MyPLAN directly from MyUNL/Canvas. Just log into MyUNL/Canvas and select Account -> Settings -> MyPLAN.

Please see your advisor at least once a semester although you are encouraged to visit more often!

Academic Advisor:

UNL Forensic Science - Ben Heinisch

  Ben Heinisch, M.A.
  Academic Advisor Forensic Science/Biochemistry
 60B Filley Hall (East Campus)
  Mail to: 103 Agricultural Hall
  University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  Lincoln, NE 68583 USA
  bheinisch2@unl.edu
  +1 (402) 472-7885

You should prepare for advising sessions in the following ways:

  1. Schedule an appointment. Your advisor will be more prepared for your meeting if you schedule an appointment instead of walking in.
  2. Identify questions you may have before you come in for your appointment.
  3. Use the Undergraduate Bulletin to identify some class choices based on degree requirements, major requirements and your own interests.
  4. Review your recently run degree audit on MyRED and even bring a copy to the session if you wish.
  5. Show up for your appointment, or let your advisor know in advance if you can’t make it.
  6. Let your advisor know about any special needs, deficiencies, or other issues that might affect your academic success.
  7. Ask for clarification if you don’t understand something. Your advisor will be more than happy to go over something again.

You are encouraged to keep records of your academic progress in order to help yourself and your advisor during advising sessions. You may wish to create an advising folder and bring it to advising meetings, as it is extremely useful to have all necessary records in one place.

Any other questions?  Check out our Academic Advising FAQs.