This page contains information on applying to the Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (general and biochemistry options).
- Degree options
- Application timeline
- How to apply
- Admission prerequisites
Chemistry degree options
There are three undergraduate chemistry programs at UW Bothell:
- Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry
- Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (general option)
- Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (biochemistry option)
The Chemistry majors admit students for entry in autumn, winter, and spring quarters. Visit the UW Bothell Application Dates & Deadlines page for information on application deadlines.
How to apply
If you are already a student at UW Bothell, submit an “internal application”.
If you are coming from another institution, including UW Seattle or Tacoma, submit a “transfer application”.
The prerequisites for entry into all three Chemistry majors are the same:
- A one-year Calculus series intended for science majors. The series should be equivalent to the STMATH 124, 125, 126 series at UW Bothell.
- A one-year General Chemistry series intended for science majors. The series should be equivalent to the BCHEM 143+144, 153+154, 163+164 series at UW Bothell and must include labs.
- A one-year Organic Chemistry series intended for science majors. The series should be equivalent to the BCHEM 237, 238+241, 239+242 series at UW Bothell and must include labs. Internal applicants may apply while B CHEM 237 is in progress.
Minimum grades. All prerequisite coursework must be completed with a minimum grade of 2.0 in each course. However, reaching this minimum is not a guarantee of admission.
In-progress courses. You may submit an application while you have your final Calculus and/or Organic Chemistry course in progress, but these courses must be completed before you begin the first quarter of your major.
Quarters versus semesters. The University of Washington operates on a quarter system. If you are transferring from an institution that operates on a semester system, then please note that a three-quarter series and a two-semester series are usually considered equivalent.
To determine how most courses from a 2-year institution in Washington State transfer to the University of Washington Bothell, visit the transfer equivalency guide.
Covid-19 and pass/fail grading
The University of Washington recognizes the difficulties of the Covid-19 pandemic. For courses taken during Extraordinary Circumstances Quarters (ECQ), we will consider pass/fail grading options for the purposes of admissions and graduation requirements.
- If taken at a UW campus during an ECQ, a grade of ‘S’ (Satisfactory) will be considered. A grade of ‘NS’ (Not Satisfactory) will not be accepted.
- If taken elsewhere during an ECQ, a “Satisfactory”, “Credit”, “Pass”, or similar grade will be considered if the definition of these grades indicate they would have been at least a 2.0 if the class had been numerically graded.
Other applicants / further questions
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