Policy on Prerequisites

Course prerequisites are established to ensure student success in a specific course and the Biology Department is fully committed to the University Policies on Deregistration. The OFFICIAL prerequisites for individual courses are contained in course descriptions that are in the on-line Undergraduate Bulletin. Additional helpful lists are available for Core Biology Courses.

If You are blocked from registering and you have completed the prerequisites at another school, contact the instructor.

NOTE:

Bio 212Y and Bio 365 have had revised prerequisites since Summer 2007.

If you plan to register for Bio 212Y, you must have completed the prerequisites of Bio 110 (or 120) AND Bio 111 (or Bio 121). A grade of C or better in Bio 111 (or Bio 121) is required. If you do not have credit in Bio 110 (or Bio 120) and Bio 111 (or Bio 121) from UAlbany, the on-line system will deliver the error message ‘requisite not met for class; not enrolled’. If you took an equivalent to Bio 110 (or Bio 120) and/or Bio 111 (or Bio 121) with a grade of C or better at another institution, contact the course instructor for a permission number for Bio 212Y.


If you plan to register for Bio 217, you must have completed the prerequisites of Bio 110 (or 120) AND Bio 111 (or Bio 121). A grade of C or better in Bio 111 (or Bio 121) is required. If you do not have credit in Bio 110 (or Bio 120) and 111 (or Bio 121) from UAlbany, the on-line system will deliver the error message ‘requisite not met for class; not enrolled’. If you took an equivalent to Bio 110 (or Bio 120) and/or Bio 111 (or Bio 121) with a grade of C or better at another institution, contact the course instructor for a permission number for Bio 217.


If you plan to register for Bio 365, you must have completed the prerequisite of Chm 220 and Chm 221 and received a grade of C or better in Bio 212Y. If you do not have credit in Chm 220/Chm 221 and Bio 212Y from UAlbany, the on-line system will deliver the error message ‘requisite not met for course, not enrolled’. If you completed Chm 220, Chm 221 and/or Bio 212Y (with a C or better grade) at another institution, contact the instructor for Bio 365 for a permission number.


Currently enrolled students are considered IN PROGRESS so there will be no restriction registering for these classes. However, when final grades are available, those students who do not have the pre-requisite (grade of C or better in Bio 111 (or Bio 121) will be de-registered.