Once admitted to the University of Washington, you would be eligible to declare a biology major once you complete the minimum admission requirements:
All Biology Majors have Minimum Admission Requirements; these are:

  1. Completion of BIOL 180 or it's equivalent with a grade of 2.5 or better OR completion of BIOL 180, 200, 220 or 211, 212, 213 with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better for the series.
  2. All major coursework completed thus far must average to a 2.0 or better cumulative grade point average. This includes any introductory Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Quantitative Science, and Physics you have taken as well as any other courses applicable to the major.
  • Once you have met the Minimum Admissions Requirements, you can come to the Biology Academic Services Office to do the necessary paperwork in order to be declared a Biology major during the first THREE WEEKS of an academic quarter. (Autumn, Winter, Spring, or Summer).




  • To have your introductory biology courses from another school evaluated, please email one of the advisers with a full and complete syllabus.

Neurobiology is a competitive major and interested students should contact that program.