Academic Planning Worksheet: Microbiology

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 has minimum admission requirements.

Cumulative GPA of 2.0 overall, and a cumulative GPA of 2.50 in the prerequisite biology and chemistry courses listed below.

Biology 200 requires a minimum 2.3 GPA.


Courses required for admission to major 1

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
BIOL 180 NW — Intro Biology I
BIOL 200 NW — Intro Biology II
BIOL 220 NW — Intro Biology III
CHEM 142 NW QSR – General Chemistry I
CHEM 152 NW QSR – General Chemistry II
CHEM 162 NW QSR – General Chemistry III
One of the following chemistry courses:
    CHEM 223 NW – Organic Chemistry Short Program I
    OR CHEM 237 NW – Organic Chemistry I

Courses recommended for admission to major 2

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.

Additional information

Required courses

1 A minimum of 75 credits applicable to graduation, with a minimum 2.50 GPA in prerequisite chemistry and biology courses.

Recommended courses

2 The first microbiology course for the majors is MICROM 410, taken after the student has completed introductory biology and organic chemistry. MICROM 101, 301 and 302 (courses most commonly offered at community colleges) may not be used toward the graduation requirements for a degree in microbiology. To graduate in four years, the student must complete introductory biology and organic chemistry before autumn quarter of the junior year.

Entering transfer GPA

Total undergraduates, as of autumn 2018: 175

Total from Washington community colleges: 24

  • Entering transfer GPA (from WA community colleges):
  • 3.75 – 4.00: 6
  • 3.50 – 3.74: 5
  • 3.25 – 3.49: 5
  • 3.00 – 3.24: 5
  • 2.75 – 2.99: 2
  • 2.50 – 2.74: 1
  • 2.49 and below0

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