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Requirements for Applied Health, Biochemistry, Biology, and Chemistry majors.

While the Department of Biology and Chemistry does not cap enrollment in the four programs, students are expected to demonstrate certain levels of achievement (detailed here) to enter and remain in these majors.

Freshman Applicants

To qualify for a major in applied health, biology, biochemistry, or chemistry, freshman applicants must submit documentation of all three of the following (or their equivalents) to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions before the start of classes:

Math: Minimum 540 math SAT, 23 math ACT, or AP calculus score of 3 or above
English: Minimum 480 verbal SAT, 19 ACT English and 20 ACT Reading, or AP English score of 3 or above
HS Prep: Grades of B or higher in one year each of high school biology AND chemistry

Freshman applicants who do not qualify for direct admission to applied health, biology, biochemistry, or chemistry may be admitted to Bio/Chem Interest upon submission of documentation of both of the following (or their equivalents) to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions before the start of classes:

Math: Minimum 500 math SAT or math ACT of 21 AND
English: Minimum 480 verbal SAT, 19 ACT English and 20 ACT Reading, or AP English score of 3 or above

NOTE: There is a two-semester limit for remaining in Bio/Chem Interest. After two semesters, students must declare a major (see section for Matriculated APU Students below) or select a major outside the Department of Biology and Chemistry.

Transfer Applicants

To qualify for a major in applied health, biology, biochemistry, or chemistry, transfer applicants must submit evidence of all three of the following to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions before the start of classes:

GPA: Minimum cumulative college GPA of 3.0
Math: B- or higher in College Algebra
Science: B- or higher in 1 semester each of college-level biology AND chemistry OR B or higher in 1 year of high school biology AND chemistry (HS transcript must be provided)

Matriculated APU Students

To declare a major in applied health, biology, biochemistry, or chemistry, current APU students (including current Bio/Chem Interest) must satisfy all three of the following before their change of major will be approved:

Math: B- or higher in MATH 110 College Algebra
English: B- or higher in ENGL 110 Freshman Writing Seminar
Science: B- or higher in BIOL 101 Fundamentals of Biology OR CHEM 101 Introduction to Chemistry

Additional Requirements for Applied Health, Biology, Biochemistry, or Chemistry majors

All of the following requirements must be met to continue as an applied health, biology, biochemistry, or chemistry major. Failure to maintain these requirements will result in a student being dropped from the major. Re-entry to the major is by petition only.

General Undergraduate Admission Requirements

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Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.