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 5 on the AP Biology exam may have either BIOL 196 or BIOL 197 lectures waived and the appropriate lab completed at UNLV (see the Advising Center before enrolling in classes).
and a minimum of two upper-division BIOL courses from lists B and D with at least one from list A, C or E. Other course work important for biotechnology careers, such as Quality Assurance/Quality Control may be petitioned to be substituted for UNLV courses.
It is strongly recommended that students take SCI 101 to satisfy the First Year Seminar requirement.
Every student must complete a multicultural course and 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).