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College of the Sciences

Biology Transfer Student Advising

Where do I start and who do I talk to? 

In all cases, it is best to contact an advisor even before transferring to CWU to make sure you have the classes you need to minimize time to graduation. 

All transfer students interested in pursuing a Biology Major, with the exception of those focused on teaching (see below), begin the advising process with Biology and Health Careers Advisor, Mary Cairns Park.  Please send her an email to get started. Mary Cairns Park also advises for health careers, so contact Mary if you are interested in a health career but aren’t sure what program is right for you. 

College of the Sciences (COTS) Advising Office phone: 509-963-1498 

If you are interested in a career as a high school biology teacher, contact Ms. Rachel George, Academic Advisor for STEM Teaching.  [email:

Please bring a copy of your transcripts along with the CWU Registrar Service's evaluation of your credits to your initial advising meeting.   


By the time I arrive at CWU, what courses should I have completed? 

One year General Biology for science majors (with labs)
One year General Chemistry for science majors (with labs)
Math thru Pre-Calculus

How will my classes transfer?

Check out Transfer Course Equivalencies.

What if I am still thinking about transferring to CWU? 

Check out Transfer Admissions.

What major should I pursue? 

Research the Biology Majors and Minor.  If you are interested in pursuing a health career, research CWU’s pre-health programs on the Health Career Resources site.

What jobs/careers are available with this degree? 

See Career Services’ What Can I Do With a Career in Biology

What is the schedule, modality, and cost of attending CWU? 

Currently, the Biology programs can only be completed in-person on the Ellensburg campus. 
Click this link for CWU Ellensburg Campus costs. 







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