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Academic Resources


499 Petition - Undergraduate Research  - If you have registered for 499 credit and would like those credits to count toward your Biology degree, please complete the 499 Petition and submit to the Biology advising office or through an adviser. Visit the Research Opportunities page for more information. 

399 Petition - Internships Application - Students who secure a biology-related internship may apply for it to count toward their biology degree. Please visit the Internships page for more information. 

Degree Petition Form - If you are taking a course that is not listed on the degree handout and would like to petition it to count toward a major requirement, please complete the petition form. Be sure to describe in detail how the course content meets the requirement. Attach a complete syllabus to the form and submit it to Academic Services 

Study Assistance

Tri-Beta tutoring:
The Tri-Beta Biology Study Sessions offer free weekly drop in tutoring to students in the Introductory Biology series (BIOL 180, 200, & 220) as well as one on one sessions. Experienced students are present to answer your questions while you take advantage of free snacks and a comfortable learning environment.
Tri Beta Tutoring is located on the 4th floor atrium in Hitchcock hall during the following times:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 3:30PM-6:30PM

CLUE sessions:
Late night tutoring in Mary Gates Hall. Writing assistance also available.

Instructional Center, Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity
The academic arm of the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMAD) Educational Opportunity Program, the Instructional Center (IC), serves students that are affiliates of the OMAD. The front desk is where students request to use the Center for tutoring, other instruction, or computer lab usage. All students using the Instructional Center must have a scan card; this card is issued through the OMA Counseling Center, or OMA affiliates can come to the IC and sign up for a card. Non-EOP students will be issued a card upon approval of their Referral Form.

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UW Student Guide


Our Biology majors find an extremely diverse array of career choices available to them. These vary in scope from numerous Health Sciences and Allied Health professions to a wide spectrum of field and ecologically-related careers in various federal, state, and local government agencies. Depending on the option choice within the B.S. degree in Biology, our students are accepted into some of the best professional schools (Medical, Dental, Veterinary Science, Naturopathic and Osteopathic Medicine, etc.) and graduate schools in the country.

A Biology degree, with its various options, is excellent preparation for the teaching field. It is often combined with an elementary or secondary teaching certificate leading to rewarding careers as a K-12 teacher. It is an outstanding foundation for pursuing a Master's degree or Ph.D. in preparation for an academic career in many fields of biology.

Biology Teacher Preparation - This list will give you an idea of what classes are needed to earn an endorsement to teach Biology 7-12 grade. This particular list is geared toward the UW Master in Teaching Program, other universities may use a different list.



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