Academic Planning Worksheet: Bioengineering

Preparation for your intended major is a factor in the review of your UW transfer application. Use this worksheet to help you plan for admission to your intended major and for UW general education requirements.


Department admission information

This major is capacity-constrained. Completion of prerequisites does not guarantee admission. Transfer students must submit two separate applications: one to the Office of Admissions and one to the major.

Application deadlines:

Spring admission: January 15

To be eligible to apply, you must have a 2.0 minimum GPA in each prerequisite course and a 2.5 cumulative GPA in all the prerequisites. These are minimums; the actual GPA of those admitted is much higher. To plan your transfer, be sure to utilize the engineering transfer admission website and contact the department if you have additional questions. A separate departmental application is required in addition to the UW application for admission.

The Bioengineering major course sequence begins in spring quarter with BIOEN 315, 316 and 317. An introductory course, BIOEN 215, may be taken by transfer students in fall of the junior year.

Transfer students may transfer directly into the program for spring quarter if all prerequisites and organic chemistry are complete, or they may transfer as pre-majors in autumn quarter, complete remaining prerequisites and BIOEN 215, and apply to the major during winter quarter for spring admission. More information for transfer students is available from the department’s website.


Courses required for admission to major

Directions: Record the courses you have taken, are taking or plan to take prior to UW enrollment that you believe are equivalent to the UW course requirements listed below. Not sure? Use the transfer course equivalency guide.

UW Course Dept. Prefix & Number Term/Year
Example: MATH 124 – Calculus I MATH 151 AUT 08
MATH 124 NW QSR - Calc Analytic Geometry I
MATH 125 NW - Calc Analytic Geometry II
MATH 126 NW - Calc Analytic Geometry III
MATH 307 NW – Intro to Diff Equations
CHEM 142 NW QSR – General Chemistry
CHEM 152 NW QSR – General Chemistry
CHEM 162 NW QSR – General Chemistry
CHEM 223 or 237 NW – Organic Chemistry
BIOL 180 NW – Introductory Biology
PHYS 121 NW Q/SR – Mechanics
PHYS 122 NW – Electromagnetism & Oscillatory Motion
AMATH 301 NW – Beginning Scientific Computing
5 Credits of English composition C

Additional information

Upper admission requires 63 credits of coursework. Courses may be in progress at time of application, but must be completed by the start of the core curriculum.
Students should complete sequences, particularly Biology, prior to transfer to aid in equivalency.

Entering transfer GPA

Total undergraduates, as of autumn 2018: 200

Total from Washington community colleges: 7

  • Entering transfer GPA (from WA community colleges):
  • 3.75 – 4.00: 5
  • 3.50 – 3.74: 0
  • 3.25 – 3.49: 1
  • 3.00 – 3.24: 1
  • 2.75 – 2.99: 0
  • 2.50 – 2.74: 0
  • 2.49 and below0

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