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Admission to Chemistry


UW Bothell Students

Current UW Bothell students may be accepted into the Chemistry major in their sophomore year.  If you currently attend UWB and are interested in pursuing a Chemistry degree, here is information on the prerequisites and how to apply.

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Transfer Students

If you are transferring to UW Bothell from another institution and are interested in pursuing a Chemistry degree, here is information on the prerequisites and how to apply.

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Admission Information for UW Bothell Students

Current UW Bothell students may be accepted into the Chemistry major in their sophomore year. For acceptance into the major, students must have completed each of the prerequisite courses with a 2.0 minimum grade and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. An average GPA of 3.0 or higher is recommended. At the time of declaration of the Chemistry major, students should indicate which degree/option they are intending to pursue: BS in Chemistry, BS in Chemistry with Biochemistry option, or BA in Chemistry.

The admission requirements are the same for all three Chemistry degrees: the BS, the BS with Biochemistry, and the BA. Admission is competitive and completion of the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. The Chemistry Planning Worksheet can help you plan your course schedule and make sure you have completed all the Chemistry prerequisites.

Prerequisite Courses at UW Bothell (51 credits)

  • STMATH 124: Calculus I 
  • STMATH 125: Calculus II
  • STMATH 126: Calculus III
  • B CHEM 143 & 144: General Chemistry I & lab
  • B CHEM 153 & 154: General Chemistry II & lab
  • B CHEM 163 & 164: General Chemistry III & lab
  • B CHEM 237: Organic Chemistry I*
  • B CHEM 238 & 241: Organic Chemistry II & lab
  • B CHEM 239 & 242:  Organic Chemistry III & lab

*Current UWB students may apply with BCHEM 237: Organic Chemistry I in progress.

How to Apply

Current UW Bothell students apply by completing the STEM Internal Application. Contact the Chemistry academic advisor with questions about your application:
Chemistry academic advisor: Chris Shaeffer

 


Admission Information for Transfer Students

Transfer students applying to UW Bothell who have completed more than 40 credits may apply directly to the Chemistry major if they have completed all of the prerequisite courses. For information on prerequisites and equivalencies, UW area of knowledge (general education) requirements, and how to be a competitive applicant, see the Chemistry Planning Worksheet for Transfers. This worksheet can help you plan your course of study prior to transferring to UW Bothell.

The transfer applicant should have completed each prerequisite course with a 2.0 minimum grade. At the time of application, students should indicate which degree/option they are intending to pursue: BS in Chemistry, BS in Chemistry with Biochemistry option, or BA in Chemistry.

The admission requirements are the same for all three Chemistry degrees. Admission is competitive and completion of the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

How to Apply

Transfer applicants who have completed more than 40 credits may apply to UW Bothell and select the Chemistry BA, BS, or BS with Biochemistry as their intended major in their application.

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