Biology Program Policies

Students must earn a minimum GPA of 2.00 in the major, and the lowest acceptable grade is a "C" in all major and secondary science and math required courses. Please see the specific program requirements for a listing of the required courses.

No student, regardless of major, will be permitted to take a science or math course unless he or she earns a grade of "C" or better in all prerequisite courses. A student may not earn a grade of "C-" or lower in any science or math course more than three times during the program. If a fourth grade of "C-" or lower is earned in any science or math course, the student will be automatically dismissed from the biology major.

Probation: The student who earns any combination of two grades of "C-" or lower in a science or math course will be notified, in writing, by the department chair that he or she is on probation in the School of the Sciences. The student's progress will be monitored closely and continuance in the major will be reviewed by the department chair and/or the Dean of the School of the Sciences.

Final Probation: The student who earns any combination of three grades of "C-" or lower in a science or math course will be notified, in writing, by the department chair that he or she is on final probation.. The student's progress will be monitored closely and continuance in the major will be reviewed by the department chair and/or the Dean of the School of the Sciences.

Dismissal: If a fourth grade of "C-" or lower in any science or math course is earned, the student will automatically be dismissed from the major.


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