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Biology and Public Health majors:

New freshmen admitted to USU in good standing qualify for admission to the Biology and Public Health majors. Transfer students from other institutions need a 2.25 transfer GPA; students transferring from other USU majors need to be in good standing with a 2.25 cumulative GPA for admission to the Biology major and 2.50 GPA for admissions to Public Health major. Admission requirements differ for the Biological Science-Composite Teaching Major, as explained below.

Biological Science-Composite Teaching Major:

New freshmen admitted to USU in good standing qualify for admission to this major. To qualify for admission to the Secondary Teacher Professional Education Framework, new freshmen must acquire a cumulative 3.0 GPA and 60 credits of coursework. Transfer students from other institutions or other USU majors need a cumulative 3.0 GPA and 60 credits of coursework to be admitted to the major and to the Secondary Teacher Professional Education Framework. For information on additional admission criteria, students should contact the Department of Secondary Education.

New students should become thoroughly familiar with the requirements for their degrees. These are outlined in the Utah State University General Catalog

To learn more about the majors and emphasis within the department here are the Major Requirement Sheets

Transfer students should contact the College of Science Advisor, Janalee Johnson (ESLC 245, (435) 797-2481, janalee.johnson@usu.edu), to have their transfer work evaluated in regards to completion of the University Studies requirements.

Students with majors in the Department of Biology should consult with their advisors regularly as they plan their course of study. Students have the responsibility to keep themselves aware of major requirements and course prerequisites. general requirements, specific course offerings, and the semesters that courses are taught may change.

Mathematics is an important and required skill necessary for success in the sciences. Proper course level placement in mathematics at the beginning of the degree program is essential. Students should consult with an advisor to determine the appropriate level to begin their mathematics studies for meeting requirements and completing their major.