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Southern Oregon University
Biology
Degree: Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

Required Courses

University RequirementRCC EquivalencyCredits
USEM 101, 102, 103
University Seminar 
Writing 121, 122 English Composition; SP 111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 12 
Bi 211, 212, 213 Principles of Biology Bi 211, 212, 213 w/lab General Biology 12 
Ch 201, 202, 203 w/lab General Chemistry Chem 221, 222, 223 w/lab General Chemistry 15 
Complete 12-15 credits of physical science from:
Ph 201, 202 203 w/lab General Physics or
Ph 221, 222, 223 w/lab General Physics (Calculus Base) or

G 101, 102, 103 w/lab Physical Geology
 
Complete 12-15 credits of physical science from:
Ph 201, 202, 203 w/lab General Physics or
Ph 211, 212, 213 w/lab General Physics (Calculus Base) or

G 101, 102, 103 w/lab Intro to Geology 
12-15 
Math 251 Calculus I and Math 243 Elementary Statistics
 
Mth 251 Calculus I and Mth 243 Probability and Statistics
 

Notes:
1. Students may select from one or more of the following options areas within the biology major: Cell/Molecular, Ecology/Environmental Biology, Botany, Zoology, or Biomedical Science.

2. Students should complete the entire science sequences at RCC prior to transferring to SOU. OR, complete the entire science sequence at SOU. NOTE: RCC and SOU teach the science sequences in different order. Completing a partial sequence prior to transfer may result in having to repeat one or more of the courses to meet the one year sequence.

Additional Requirements:
1. Must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA for all work taken in biology.

2. Students who are not completing the AAOT may want to consider the Oregon Transfer Module (see RCC advising guide) OR the SOU University Studies option. Click on the SOU general education link below for course requirements.

3. To be admitted as a transfer student, resident applicants must have a minimum 2.25 GPA in 36 or more credits of acceptable college work. A maximum of 12 credits of physical education activity and team participation credits may be used in meeting transfer admissions requirements.

4. A transfer student with fewer than 36 transferable quarter credits must meet freshman admission requirements.

5. Foreign language requirement - Post 1996 GED holders, as well as applicants who graduated from high school in 1997 or later are required to have completed (with a C- grade or better) two years of study in a second language OR two terms of a second language at the college level or achieved satisfactory performance on an approved second language proficiency assessment (ASL is acceptable).

NOTE: University requirements may change without notice. Students are responsible for working with RCC advisors or counselors and their transfer institution to ensure the accuracy of their academic plan.

Web Sites:
College Website
Major Website
General Education Website
Transfer Equivalency Website
SOU Catalog

Updated 8/6/12