Placement Information for Introductory Courses
Please refer to Getting Started in the Major webpage for advice on what to take in your first year.
AP Credit for Advanced Placement
Students with a Biology AP score of 5 and a very strong Biology background who want to consider placing out of either introductory Biology course must obtain permission from the Biology Department. The student should meet with a Biology Faculty member involved with the course they want to place out of, or an advanced course for which that intro course is a pre-requisite.
==>The form below should be submitted to the Department ADC, Leah Davis.
For Biology majors, placing out of BIOL-181 must substitute a course from the Organismal Core and placing out of BIOL-191 must substitute a course from the Cellular/Molecular Core. Biology majors placing out of BIOL-181 must take both courses from the Organismal Core. Majors placing out of BIOL-191 must take both courses from the Cellular/Molecular Core. Please see About the Major on the Biology department web site for specific course information.
Note that placing out will not reduce the number of courses required for the major. Majors placing out of BIOL-181 or BIOL-191 are still required to take a minimum of 7 Biology courses (one intro and 6 advanced courses, including one intro lab and 3 advanced lab courses). In the exceptional case of a student having placed out of both intro courses, they must take a minimum of 4 advanced laboratory courses.