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Frequently Asked Questions

Note: Please ask a   Biology Advisor  if you have BIO Major/Minor questions that are not covered below.

Do I have to take BIO 201, 202, and 203 in sequence?
Can I take BIO 205 or BIO 207 before BIO 204?
How do I declare the Biology major/minor/specialization?
How do I get a Biology course evaluated from another school?
How do I find courses from other schools that are equivalent to SBU courses?
If I take an Introductory Biology course (equivalent to one of BIO 201, BIO 202, and BIO 203) elsewhere and this course has a lab, will I get credit/waiver for BIO 204 also?
If I take two Introductory Biology courses (equivalent to two of BIO 201, BIO 202, and BIO 203) elsewhere and these courses each has a lab, will I get credit/waiver for BIO 204/205 also?
I took AP Biology and scored 4 (or 5) on the exam. Will that count towards my BIO Major/Minor?
I can't register for the BIO course I want for next semester. The course is listed as open on SOLAR and I have all pre-/co-reqs. However, when I try to register, I get a message saying that I have not met the pre-requisites for the reserved seats. Why is that? What should I do?
I was not able to register for a BIO course that I need to take next semester. Departmental consent is required. How do I get that?
I couldn't register for an Upper Division BIO Lab. The course is not open even though only a few students are registered for it? Why is that? What should I do?
I need to retake a course. This is will be my second attempt. How do I go about retaking it?
I need to retake a Biology course. This will be my third or more attempt, what do I need to do?
I am a Transfer student that has not yet started at Stony Brook. What information do I need to know?
What is BIO 459? How do I know if I should register for BIO 459?
My Degree Progress Report does not look correct for the BIO major (not updated for the Upper Division Writing Requirement, not showing all my BIO elective courses, etc.) Do I need to contact someone?
My course history lists a course as 200EQXXX (ex. 200EQ315). Why is that?
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