In order to gain admission to and successfully complete the Biology Major, students must:
- Meet with an Advisor
Advisors are normally assigned by the Biology Department upon admission to the major. However, it is highly recommended that a student talk with an advisor well before being admitted to the major. Any Biology Department faculty member may serve as an advisor. The list of Biology Advisors will help you determine the most appropriate person for your area of interest. Please meet with your advisor as early in your academic career as possible to begin planning your program!
- Complete and File an Application to the Major by the Beginning of the Junior Year
A formal application to the Biology Major must be submitted with your advisor's approval. The entry-to-major qualifications must be met and application should be made at least by the beginning of the junior year. Application forms can be obtained online at Biology Major Application (Word Fill-in Form) or Biology Major Application (PDF Form), from an advisor, or from the department office.
- Complete and File a Program of Study by the End of the Junior Year
In order to graduate, each student must have on file, in the Biology Department and in the Registrar's Office, an official Program of Study. This program (a list of courses) is prepared by the student in conjunction with his/her advisor. It must be approved by the student, advisor, and department chair one year prior to graduation, however, completion and approval at the time of admission to the major is strongly recommended. Program of Study forms can be obtained from the advisor or the department office. Each student's program is individually designed. Students should meet with their advisor at least once each quarter to discuss their progress.
To find out more on receiving admission into the major, please contact:
Department of Biological Sciences
Science Building, Room 338
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Mail Stop 7537
Phone: (509) 963-2731