Academic Planning Worksheet: Marine Biology

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

Admission to this major is open. Students in good academic standing may declare this major at any time.

After notification of admission and before registration, new students should visit or email the Student Services Office at for help in planning their programs.

Recommended courses for first-year students: FISH 250; English composition; calculus; CHEM 120 and OCEAN 295; BIOL 180.

Learn more about Marine Biology on the department website.

Contact a Marine Biology adviser with any questions: or (206) 543-7426

Courses recommended 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
English Composition
BIO 180 NW – Intro Biology
BIO 200 NW – Intro Biology
BIO 220 NW – Intro Biology
MATH 124 NW QSR – Calculus I
MATH 125 NW – Calculus II
1 CHEM 120 NW QSR – Principles of Chemistry I
2 CHEM 220 NW – Principles of Chemistry II

Additional information

1or CHEM 142 NW QSR – General Chemistry

2or CHEM 152 NW QSR – General Chemistry

Prospective students can contact the adviser about opportunities to take Marine Biology courses at UW or Friday Harbor Labs before matriculation.

Entering transfer information

Total undergraduates, as of autumn 2021: 297

Total from Washington community colleges: 29

  • Entering transfer GPA (from WA community colleges):
  • 3.75 – 4.00: 5
  • 3.50 – 3.74: 6
  • 3.25 – 3.49: 9
  • 3.00 – 3.24: 7
  • 2.75 – 2.99: 2
  • 2.50 – 2.74: 0
  • 2.49 and below0

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