Biological Sciences Transfer Articulation

Students transferring from Alabama two-year and four-year colleges and universities should consult the AGSC site for complete details regarding Areas I-IV for all majors, including the list of approved courses for each institution.

Specific requirements for students planning to transfer to UAH and major in biological sciences are included below:

Area I 
Written Composition (6 sh)
Area II 
Humanities and Fine Arts (12 sh)

" Requirements include at least 12 semester hours in humanities with a minimum of 3 semester hours in literature, 3 semester hours in the arts, and the remaining semester hours from the humanities and/or fine arts".

"As part of the General Studies Curriculum, students must complete a 6-semester hour sequence either in literature or in history."

All B.S. degrees and the B.S. and B.A. degrees leading to teacher certification in biological science require a course in rhetorical communication. This requirement can be met by using SPH 106 or SPH 107 to partially fulfill the Area II requirements, or by using it to complete the hours in Area V.

Area III 
Natural Sciences and Mathematics (11 sh)

"Requirements include at least 11 semester hours with at least 3 semester hours in mathematics at the precalculus algebra level or higher and at least 8 semester hours in the natural sciences which must include laboratory experiences."

AGSC Requirement:
Students planning to complete the bachelor's degree in biology must take:
AL College System Course Titles:
BIO 103 Principles of Biology I
BIO 104 Principles of Biology II

The B.S. degree at UAH requires completion of a level III math course. Students planning to transfer to UAH in biology are strongly encouraged to take the following course to meet this requirement: 
AL College System Course Titles:
MTH 125 Calculus I

Area IV 
History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences (12 sh)

"Requirements include 12 semester hours with at least a 3 semester hour course in history and at least 6 semester hours from among other disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences."

"As part of the General Studies Curriculum, students must complete a 6-semester hour sequence either in literature or in history."

Students intending to major in biology with a science and technology business minor should take the following courses as partial fulfillment of Area IV requirements: 
Al College System Course Titles
ECO 231 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 232 Principles of Microeconomics

Area V - Preprofessional, Major and Elective Courses For Biological Science Majors at UAH (22-23 sh)

1. Required Courses - Requirements ratified by the AGSC for Biology
        AL College System Course Titles
        CHM 111 College Chemistry I (4 sh)
        CHM 112 College Chemistry II (4 sh)
        Electives (4 sh)

2. Courses to fulfill Area V for major in biological sciences at UAH
        The additional 10-11 sh to complete Area V should be fulfilled by choosing from the following:
UAH Course Titles AL College System Course Titles
CM 113 Introduction to Rhetorical Communication -if not taken in Area II. (3 sh) SPH 106 Fundamentals of Oral Communication
SPH 107 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
PH 101 General Physics I (4 sh)
PH 102 General Physics II (4 sh)
Or
PH 111 General Physics with Calculus I (4 sh)**
PH 112 General Physics with Calculus II (4 sh)
PHY 201 General Physics I
PHY 202 General Physics II

PHY 213 General Physics with Calculus I
PHY 214 General Physics with Calculus II

** calculus based physics is required for the biochemistry and graduate school preparatory curricula and is recommended for pre-health programs.
Level III Math - if not completed in Area III (MA 171 or MA 145)(3-4 sh) MTH 125 Calculus I - if not completed in Area III