Biology Department Admission Requirements Changing for Summer 2014! Beginning Summer 2014 admission to the BA and BS Degrees offered by the Department of Biology will be by competitive application process. This process is designed not to limit access to the major but to assist students in careful planning and preparation for success in the Biology Major. Students are encouraged to visit Biology Advising early in their academic career or prior to transfer to begin planning for the major.
Applications for the undergraduate degree programs in Biology will be accepted quarterly. A completed electronic application will be due the second Friday of Autumn, Winter, Spring, & Summer quarters by 11:59pm. Applications received by the system after the quarterly cut off will be considered for the subsequent quarter. The first On-Line Application will be available in June 2014.
To apply for a Biology Major beginning Summer 2014 you must meet these minimum Application Requirements: 1. Be a matriculated student at the UW Seattle Campus and in good academic standing. 2. Complete the Introductory Biology series or equivalent courses to UW BIOL 180, 200, 220 and have a minimum grade of 2.0 in EACH course. 3. Have a minimum 2.5 Cumulative GPA for any supporting Chemistry, Physics, Math, Biology or other courses intended for use in the Biology major that are complete at the time of application. Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the Biology major. Other factors in admission include review of personal statement, space availability in the major, and time to degree set by UW Satisfactory Progress Policy.
If a student did not earn a 2.0 in each of their Biology Intro courses and/or has a cumulative GPA of less than 2.5 in prerequisite course work needed to apply, or if they have academic issues or personal circumstances to explain that are larger than a single course or quarter, they should come see an academic adviser in Biology to address these issues prior to application.
Walk-In Advising is Available M-F 9am-12pm and 1-4pm. Janet J. Germeraad, M.Ed. Director of Academic Services University of Washington Department of Biology 318 Hitchcock Hall, Box 355320 Seattle, WA 98195-5320 206-543-6647, FAX 206-543-4649 Biology Department Web Page: www.biology.washington.edu