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Biology Transfer Student Advising

Contact the CWU Biological Sciences Department

Prior to registering for classes at CWU, transfer students should contact one of the department's Biology Major Advisors to discuss degree options and create a course of study

Please bring a copy of your transcripts along with the CWU Registrar Service''s evaluation of your credits to your initial advising meeting.  A Course of Study lists the courses you complete towards your major requirements (depending on your major specialization). While it is best to use your course of study worksheet each quarter as a planning tool, it is not mandatory.  However, an official Course of Study must be approved by you, your Biology Major Advisor, and the Biological Sciences Department Chair one year prior to graduation. 

Please refer to the CWU Online Catalog for co- and pre-requisite courses for those courses listed in your plan.  Also, all students must follow the major requirements as listed in catalog for the academic year you declared your major. 

List of recommended courses to complete prior to arriving at CWU:

One year General Biology for science majors (with labs)
One year General Chemistry for science majors (with labs)
Math thru Pre-Calculus
Statistics (Biology, Math, or Psychology version)

List of recommended courses to take during your first term at CWU:

Genetics (BIOL 321)

Organic Chemistry (CHEM 361 and CHEM 361Lab) 

Other upper-level courses, as advised by a Biology Major Advisor


Other Forms & Information

CWU Transfer Admission Criteria 

Registrar Services Forms 

Biology Schedule of Course Offerings

Research Opportunities within the Biological Sciences Department

Application to Biology Minor






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