Prerequisites

UW Bothell Student Chemistry Curriculum Admission Prerequisites

UW Bothell students can be accepted into the program in their sophomore year. For acceptance into the major, students must have completed each of the prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of 2.0 in each course and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 for all courses required for admission. At 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 into the Chemistry majors are the same for all three degrees. Admission is competitive and completion of the minimum requirements, described below, does not guarantee admission.

Mathematics Prerequisites

  • B CUSP 124 or MATH 124 - Calculus I 
  • B CUSP 125 or MATH 125 - Calculus II
  • B CUSP 126 or MATH 126 - Calculus III

Chemistry Prerequisites

  • B CHEM 142 or B CHEM 143/144 or CHEM 142 - General Chemistry I w/ lab
  • B CHEM 152 or B CHEM 153/154 or CHEM 152 - General Chemistry II w/ lab
  • B CHEM 162 or B CHEM 163/164 or CHEM 162 - General Chemistry III w/ lab
  • B CHEM 237 or CHEM 237 - Organic Chemistry I

Prerequisites for Transfer Students

Transfer students can be accepted directly into the major with the following minimum courses. Each course should have a minimum grade of 2.0 and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 for all courses required for admission. At 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 into the major are the same for all three degrees. Admissions are competitive and completion of the minimum requirements, described below, does not guarantee admission. Shown are the UW-Seattle and Cascadia Community College equivalencies for the UW Bothell Prerequisites.

UWS Courses

  • Chem 142, 152, 162
  • Math 124, 125, 126
  • Chem 237, 238, 239, 241, 242

Cascadia Community College

  • Chem 161, 162, 163
  • Math 151, 152, 163
  • Chem 241, 242, 254, 255, 243

 

* May be in progress at time of application

Did You Know?

Bjong "Wolf" Yeigh became UW Bothell's third chancellor on Sept. 3, 2013.