Biology/Zoology Prerequisites/Requirements Petition


This petition is for current OSU students only. OSU students should discuss their situation and how courses will count with their major advisor before submitting a petition. Series of courses approved as LD2 in the
OSU articulation tables are already approved as equivalent to the BI 211, 212 and 213 series if all series courses are completed with a C- or better. Prerequisites and requirements are not waived, and the the Department of Integrative Biology will only review courses to determine if they are substantial equivalents to OSU courses and/or if they meet prerequisites for OSU Biology (BI) and Zoology (Z) courses. Equivalencies will be determined by course content, level of instruction and the intent of the requirement or prerequisite. Prerequisites are not met based on other institutional prerequisites or professional experience. Approval is at the discretion of the Department of Integrative Biology.

Biology 211, 212 and 213 or LD2 series equivalents prerequisite petition:
Series of courses approved as LD2 in the OSU articulation tables are already approved as equivalent to the BI 211, 212 and 213 series if all courses in the series are completed with a C- or better. If petitioning a series that are not listed, please petition all courses that apply to the content in the OSU BI 211, 212 and 213 series - a year-long series for science majors with a laboratory each term that covers all listed topics. Anatomy and physiology, non-majors biology and more applied courses like biology for health professionals  are not equivalent to the BI 211, 212 and 213 series but may be included as part of a petition with other appropriate majors coursework. If you are an online student wanting to count coursework as part of the BI 20x online series, this petition can be used, as well.

Other course prerequisite petitions:
Please submit a single form for prerequisties for Biology (BI) or Zoology (Z) courses. If a course lists a series of prerequisite courses (e.g. BI 311 and CH 331), please petition all courses completed that apply to the prerequisite.

Biology and Zoology major requirements petition:
Please submit a separate petition for each requirement (e.g. Organismal Biology in the Biology major).

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