STEM Division of Biological Science


Applications for the Bachelor of Science in Biology are available online. Prospective students who would like admission advising may contact an admissions advisor to make an appointment.

How to Apply

Program prerequisites:
Prerequisite Courses
WA. Community College Common Course Number
UW Bothell Course Number
UW Seattle Course Number
Gen. Biology I, II & III
BIOL& 211, 212 & 213
BES 180, 200 & 220
BIOL 180, 200 & 220
Gen. Chemistry I, II & III
CHEM& 161, 162 & 163

B CHEM 143/144,
153/154, 163/164 or
B CHEM 142, 152, 162

CHEM 142, 152 & 162

* Admission to the Biology degree requires a 2.0 minimum in the Biology and Chemistry prerequisites; however, having the minimum grade does not guarantee admission. For guaranteed admission as a transfer student, you must have a 3.0 average or higher in the prerequisite courses. A cumulative GPA of a 3.3 or higher is recommended.

2. Provide one official transcript from each college or university you have attended. Note: If you have attended a Washington state community college(s), please have your transcript(s) sent electronically (NOT faxed). In addition, please provide an official high school transcript.
3. Complete the online application with a Personal Statement and a non-refundable $60 application fee ($75 for international applicants).
Students who have not completed the prerequisites are encouraged to apply as a General Transfer student.

Current UW Bothell students should contact the School of STEM for the Internal Application.

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