UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering Update
San Francisco, CA (CollegeToCareers.com)- In a recent notice from the University of California, Berkeley, UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering has made a change to their pre-requisite requirements for Bioengineering.
Effective immediately for transfer applicants to the College of Engineering majoring in Bioengineering and the Bioengineering & Materials Science Engineering joint major, Chemistry 3B will no longer be a major pre-requisite to be accepted into the program.
As of Fall 2010, Chemistry 3B has been removed from the list of required courses for admission to the Bioengineering major and the Bioengineering and/or the Materials Science Engineering joint major. If you are in the course now or have already taken the course you will be able to use it towards the technical elective units for the Bioengineering major. If you are planning to take the course in the winter or spring quarter or semester of 2011, you can choose to remove it from your planned classes for that term. The College of Engineering will not count it towards the “required courses for admission” when reviewing applications for these two majors. Your admission will not be jeopardized without this course.
Please note exceptions to this policy:
- If you are taking Chemistry 3B as part of a “series” at your school for Chemistry 3A and 3B, then you must complete the whole series in order to have credit for Chemistry 3A.
- If you are a pre-med student you still need Chemistry 3B as part of your pre-med requirements. We recommend that if you have room in your schedule , you should complete the course at your community college rather than waiting to take it when you transfer.
For more information, visit Berkeley Engineering.