for Transfer Students
UT Austin Science prerequisites and typical course
|M 408K or M 408C
||M 408L or M 408D
||CH 310M (if required)
||CH 302, 204
||BIO 325 (Genetics)
||BIO 205L or 206L (if required)
Math is the foundation
course for all other Natural Sciences courses at UT!
Credit or registration
for Calculus (M 408K or C) is the prerequisite for CH 301
Credit or registration
for CH 301 is the prerequisite for BIO 311C
A grade of C or better
in BIO 311C is the prerequisite for BIO 311D
Grades of C or better
in BIO 311C and 311D is the prerequisites for BIO 325
BIO 325 (Genetics)
is the minimum prerequisite for all other upper division Biology courses
Transferring to UT presents a unique set of issues
and challenges for Biology majors.
courses rarely transfer to UT directly. Sometimes, transfer students must start
the UT Biology sequence from the beginning (BIO 311C) once arriving at UT.
Most often, students with previous Biology coursework
have to submit a complete syllabus for the course(s) they took to be evaluated by
a UT Biology faculty member. If you are interested in transferring to UT and have
taken Biology courses at another institution, it is STRONGLY advised that you keep
your syllabi from those courses, or obtain copies of them from your school before
arriving at UT.
Biology courses which transfer with a generic course
designation, such as the following, must be submitted for faculty review:
The syllabus may be faxed, e-mailed, or turned
in to the BSAC in the Norman Hackerman Building. It will then be reviewed by a UT Biology faculty
member, who will determine if the material covered in the course(s) is equivalent
to the material covered in UT Biology courses. This process typically takes 4-6
weeks. The syllabus should include information about the textbook used, the topics
covered, and the amount of time devoted to each topic. Lab manuals for courses with
labs should be turned in along with course syllabi. Students with more than one
course to be evaluated should submit all syllabi at the same time. Approval of credit
that will count towards a UT Biology degree is not guaranteed.
To look up how Biology courses from other Texas
colleges and universities will transfer to UT, visit the UT Admissions Office's
Automated Transfer Equivalency
UT/Austin Community College Biology Transfer
Students transferring only BIOL 1406 have credit
for BIO 311C only and must take BIO 311D next. Students transferring only BIOL 1407
have credit for BIO 311D only and must take BIO 311C next. Students transferring
both BIOL 1406 and 1407 are ready to take BIO 325 next. Please visit the UT Admissions
Transfer Credit Problems website for more information.
Helpful tips for prospective transfer students:
- Beginning Fall 2006, incoming College of
Natural Sciences students will be expected to be calculus ready. Transfer
students who have not taken pre-calculus before coming to UT will find themselves
at a disadvantage and may be delayed in beginning their chemistry and biology
coursework at UT. Transfer students with no previous coursework in pre-calculus
or calculus will be required to take the SAT II: Math Level IC exam during orientation
to determine their math placement.
- Finish your science sequences before transferring.
Take both semesters of a two-semester chemistry, physics, or biology sequence;
don't transfer in the middle.
- ATTEND ORIENTATION! Many of your questions
will be answered at orientation, plus you will get a helpful day planner, a
free t-shirt, and earlier registration times! New UT students have advising
bars that must be removed before registering for classes; speaking to an advisor
at orientation will remove this bar.