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Portland State University Biology

Portland State University
Degree: Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

Required Courses

University Requirement RCC Equivalency Credits
BI 211/214, 212/215, 213/216 Principles of Biology I, II, III BI 211, 212, 213 General Biology I, II, III  12 
CH 221, 222, 223 General Chemistry  CH 221, 222, 223 General Chemistry I, II, III w/lab  15 
PHY 201 General Physics  PH 201 General Physics w/lab 
MTH 251 Calculus I or STAT 243 Intro to Probability and Statistics I


MTH 243 Probability & Statistics or MTH 251 Calculus I


MTH 252 Calculus II or STAT 244 Intro to Probability and Statistics II
MTH 252 Calculus II (no equivalent for MTH 244) 10 
Elective credits from Geology, Physics or chemistry at 200 level or higher.  PHY 202 and 203 General Physics, PHY211, 212 or 213 General Physics (calculus based) or take courses at PSU   

1. Admission to the department is based on general admission to the University.

2. Within the Biology department, students may choose from the following options: General Biology, Organismal Biology, Microbiology/Molecular Biology,

Students are also required to take 12 elective credits from Geology, Physics or Chemistry at the 200 level or higher and one term of Organic Chemistry with laboratory.

Additional Requirements:
To see how you will transfer into PSU's University Studies program, refer to the General Education link. We highly encourage you to talk with an RCC Academic Advisor to learn more about meeting PSU's general education and bachelor degree requirements.

NOTE: University requirements may change without notice. Students are responsible for working with RCC advisors or counselors and their transfer institution to ensure the accuracy of their academic plan.

Web Sites:
College Website
Major Website
General Education Website

Updated 8/30/17