Students (except as noted below under General Prerequisite Exemptions) must earn a grade of B or higher in the following prerequisite sequence before taking any biology major's course (BIOL 230 or higher).
These prerequisite courses can be taken simultaneously; otherwise, the MATH must be taken before the CHE.
Students will be exempted from the prerequisite sequence if, in the previous five years, they have completed a one-year high school chemistry course with a grade of B or higher AND at least two of the following three conditions are met:
Up to 12 credits in majors' biology courses will be considered for transfer from another institution. Biology credits will be considered for transfer only if earned within the previous ten years, if courses are comparable in content to courses currently taught in this department, and if a grade of C or higher was earned. Once a student is formally accepted as a biology major, all required biology courses must be taken at Immaculata University, with the exception of approved off-campus research.
All students must satisfactorily complete with a grade of C or higher the following foundational courses before taking any BIOL 300-level courses.
These courses can be taken simultaneously; otherwise, the MATH must be taken before the CHE and the CHE before the BIOL.