Alternative Pathways to Entrance Requirements

Alternative pathways to entrance requirements

  • If you were excused from Introductory Biology by virtue of AP credits or placement exam, you may fulfill the requirement by showing competency as indicated in the biology competencies section. These credits may come from a single course or several, do not need to occur in consecutive terms, and can be in any area of biology.
  • If you were excused from General Chemistry and/or General Physics by virtue of AP credits or placement exam, you may fulfill the entrance requirement by proving competency in chemistry and physics as outlined in the competencies section. This alternative may be a single course or several, and need not occur in consecutive terms. Courses in biology, physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology, physical anthropology, engineering and psychology, for example, are appropriate if accompanied by a laboratory.
  • The organic chemistry requirement may be fulfilled with a course in biochemistry with laboratory. No other science coursework may be substituted for the organic chemistry requirement.