General Undergraduate Admission Requirements
All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Concordia University Chicago undergraduate programs as published in the Concordia University Chicago academic catalog.
New students are accepted into undergraduate degree-seeking programs for online (ADP) and on-campus (Traditional) study in the fall and spring semesters. If you have any questions please work with your admissions advisors.
BA Biology Major Requirements
|BIO-2011||General Biology I||4|
|BIO-2012||General Biology II||4|
|or BIO-3235||Molecular Biology|
|BIO-4900||Seminar in Biology||3|
|Select 10 hours of the following:||10|
Department chair-approved MIC (up to 4 hours can be applied)
BIO prefix at the 2000-level or above
|Required Support Courses|
|CHE-2211||General Chemistry I||4|
|CHE-2212||General Chemistry II||4|
Note: For students planning related graduate/professional programs, CHE-3311 Organic Chemistry I & CHE-3312 Organic Chemistry II, PHY-2121 Elementary Physics I & PHY-2122 Elementary Physics II, and MAT-2500 Calculus I are strongly recommended as additional support courses.
The following courses may not be used in this major:
|BIO-1201||Biology in the World Today||4|
|PHY-1110||Physics of Things We Use||4|
|NSCI-1970||Energy and Our Environment||3|
|NSCI-1981||Introduction to Sustainability||4|
Students in the College of Health, Science and Technology or The College of Theology, Arts and Humanities must meet all University requirements found in the Academic Information section of this catalog. Specific requirements for these Colleges include the following:
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 for all coursework completed at CUC
- A minimum GPA of 2.00 for all courses taken in the major at CUC
- A minimum grade of C for all courses taken in a major at CUC
- The Department of Natural Sciences requires a minimum grade of C for courses within the major that are not pre-requisites for other courses. For courses that are pre-requisites, the C minimum remains unless superseded by admission grade requirements for specific programs, e.g., nursing at Oak Point (formerly Resurrection) University, microscopy at Hooke College, medicine/dentistry/pharmacy at LECOM, etc.).
The following courses may not be taken on the Pass/Fail grade option:
Course List Code Title Hours ENG-0100 College Writing 3 ENG-1100 English Composition 3 ENG-2000 Writing About Literature 3 MAT-0100 Fundamentals of Math 3 MAT-0110 Advanced Intermediate Algebra 3 Any course in a major at CUC