Students with strong high school preparation in biology (honors or AP biology courses with lab or the equivalent) and who have achieved a score of 4 or better on the AP Biology exam or a score of 600 or better on the SAT II Biology E/M exam or a satisfactory score on the UNLV Biological Sciences Placement Exam may have the BIOL 189 lecture waived and the lab portion of BIOL 189 completed at UNLV (see the Advising Center before enrolling in classes). Students who have achieved a score of 5 on the AP Biology exam may have BIOL 189, and either BIOL 196 or BIOL 197 lectures waived, and the appropriate lab completed at UNLV (see Advising Center before enrolling in classes).
Every student must complete a multicultural course and an international course. Courses satisfying other requirements may simultaneously satisfy the multicultural and international requirements except one course cannot satisfy both the multicultural and the international requirements.
It is strongly recommended that students interested in biomedicine or attending graduate school take additional appropriate upper-division biology courses and research units to meet their elective credit requirements.
At least 40 credits must be earned at the upper-division level (300 and above).