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Degree Requirements

Transfer and Earned Credits


Undergrad Transfer and Earned Credits

Transfer Credits from Other Institutions

Biology majors with transfer credits in biology from other institutions should consult a major advisor to determine course equivalency and proper placement. Transfer course equivalencies may already exist for courses from your institution, you can check the links below for your institution and courses:

U.SELECT (for Colorado institutions & courses)  If you are attending a Colorado Community College click here for transfer course equivalencies 

TES.COLLEGESOURCE.COM​ (for institutions outside Colorado)

Once you have been admitted to UCD, you may also check your Degree Audit to see how your transfer courses have applied to your degree (go to UCD Access, click the Student tab, choose Degree Audit).


Advanced Placement Credits

Biology majors with Advanced Placement (AP) credits should consult a major advisor for proper placement. Students scoring 4 or 5 on the AP biology subject exam will receive six hours' credit toward the BS in Biology and be exempt from BIOL 2051-3 and 2061-3. Students who score 3, 4, or 5 on the biology subject exam and complete the associated full-year AP course will receive eight hours' credit and be exempt from BIOL 2051-3, 2061-3, 2071-1, and 2081-1.


International Baccalaureate (IB) Credits

Biology majors with International Baccalaureate (IB) credits should consult a major advisor for proper placement. Students scoring 4 on the IB biology subject exam (standard level) will receive four hours' credit toward the BS in Biology and be exempt from BIOL 2051-3 and  2071-1. Students scoring 4 on the higher level IB biology subject exam may receive eight hours' credit toward the BS in Biology and be exempt from BIOL 2051-3, 2061-3, 2071-1, and 2081-1.


College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Credits

Students scoring at or above the 50th percentile on the CLEP biology subject examination will receive six hours' credit toward the BS in Biology and be exempt from BIOL 2051-3 and BIOL 2061-3.


If you need further information please contact Kim Regier.​