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Registration and Scheduling

Winter/Spring 2022 Registration


All forms must be submitted digitally. Deadline for all Spring 2022 Registration forms will be Sunday, January 30th, 2022 to ensure that the forms can be processed prior to the add/drop deadline. Any forms received after this date are not guaranteed to be processed before the add/drop deadline. F orms will not be accepted in person in the office.

  • Internship registration forms are submitted through this Google Form .
  • Research registration forms are emailed to
  • Major/Minor Declaration forms can be submitted through SOLAR beginning Monday, October 25th, 2021.


BIO advising appointments are made on Navigate . All appointments will continue to be conducted through Zoom. Alternatively, we are happy to help you through email. Please email directly for assistance.

Please note that appointments are very limited this time of year, and we encourage students to email with more urgent questions and we will get back to you as soon as we are able.


If you have any problems registering for BIO courses, then make sure to contact us immediately at . Some courses (i.e., BIO 201, BIO 202, BIO 205, BIO 207, BIO 315, BIO 358) may have reserved seats. Some courses (e.g., BIO 475, 476, 486, 487, 488, 489) will require departmental permission. Emails must include your Student ID number. 

If you have questions about registration for chemistry courses, please contact Katherine Hughes ( ).

Declaration of Specialization

All Biology BS majors must officially declare a specialization before graduation. Registration in some courses can depend on your declared specialization. Students are able to declare their specialization through an online form on SOLAR.  Major/specialization changes made now will be effective for the Spring 2022 semester.

Important BIO updates for the Winter and Spring 2022 semesters

Please note there will be common exam times for BIO 201 and PHY 122, 131, 142, and 277. Students cannot complete exams for any combination of these courses, therefore students should not register for both BIO 201 and any Physics course listed.

Check the course format on SOLAR when registering. It is important to look at the format of the course (in person, online, hybrid) when planning your schedule. If in person, confirm the campus on which the course is meeting.

BIO SPK requirement: The most common path for students within the Biology Major to fulfill the SPK requirement is co-registration of BIO 204 and BIO 458.  BIO 458 is a zero credit, S/U graded course, which would be passed based on a student's performance in three public speaking assignments already included in BIO 204's curriculum.  Please note, in order to fulfill the SPK requirement with BIO 204, the student MUST register for BIO 458 in the same semester. For more information, visit SBC Curriculum for Biology Majors .

BIO WRTD requirement: In order to satisfy the Upper-Division Writing requirement for the major in Biology, you must co-register for the 0-credit BIO 459 course with an approved advanced course. Courses available for the WRTD requirement in Spring 2022: BIO 320, 321, 327, 336, 344, 353, and 385. If you have yet to complete your WRTD requirement and plan to register for one of these advanced courses, plan to register for BIO 459 at the same time as you are registering for the respective advanced course during your enrollment appointment. For more information, visit Upper Division Writing Requirement .

New Courses for Spring 2022 - ​ BIO 369 (Animal Nutrition) and ​ BIO 383 (Paleobiology)

Biology Course Retake

Please note university rules for course retake permission:

  • Students taking a course for the second time will not need advisor permission.  Students that are enrolling in retakes will need to wait until mid-January to enroll, pending seat availability at that time.
  • The current policy of petitioning for re-take permission through Academic and Transfer Advising Services (ATAS) for a third or more attempt remains in place.

Registration Resources

Past Course Offerings by Semester - May suggest what term a course may be offered in the future. Always confirm with a Biology Advisor if you have questions.

Major Checklists - Outlines requirements for BIOBS and BIOBA. Found through the links available on this page.

Suggested Semester Schedule - Outlines suggested schedule for BIOBS and BIOBA. Found through the links available on this page.

Course Evaluations - Previous semester course evaluations to help students make decisions on course planning.

Pre-Health Advising - Information available on information for students interested in pre-health fields like prerequisite courses required, recommended coursework, and resources.